Happy new year and all that. I am very excited (and nervous) because MARGOT & ME hits all good bookshops on January 26th and I am frankly, NOT READY for all the release madness.
MARGOT & ME is an epic story about love, death and – most of all – family. Fliss Baker is forced to live with her bullying grandmother, Margot, in Wales while her mum recovers from chronic illness. In an attempt to blackmail Margot, Fliss unearths Margot’s diary but, rather than dishing the dirt, finds herself transported to Margot’s youth in 1941 – the height of the Blitz.
Margot’s time as an evacuee was filled with mystery, adventure…and romance. Margot’s whirlwind love affair with a dashing pilot captivates Fliss…unless she learns a family secret that has serious consequences in the present.
I so hope you like it! It’s so much more epic than anything else I’ve ever done. We haven’t told you much about the book yet because it’s full of spoilers I NEED you to keep! I’m not sure it’s the book you think it is, either. I wanted to write a book you’ll enjoy on a rainy Sunday afternoon, curled up with a mug of tea on the sofa. I wanted to write a book that made me cry like a baby but left me feeling rosy inside. I’ll let you be the judge of whether or not I’ve succeeded! Both Margot and Fliss are complicated characters…I wanted them to equally challenge and provoke the reader.
You can pre-order MARGOT & ME right now! It really helps boost those first week sales figures. It’s my first novel in a couple of years, so keep me posted – Tweet and Instragram and Goodread until your fingers drop off. Tell your friends too…let’s see if we can make MARGOT my first top ten! (Spot the Difference just missed out at #11!!!) Keep your eyes peeled for some events coming up soon. I’m off on a school tour, but hope to do some public events as well! Watch this space!
It’s exactly five years since Hollow Pike first launched and I just want to thank all my readers old and new for sticking with me through thick and thin, male and female!