One of the things I love about being a writer, is when the publication date is nearly here, and publicity starts to gear up! I know some writers absolutely hate publicising their books and I must say that when I had my first book published in 1995, I felt exactly the same. I remember having a full day of radio interviews, and they almost had to drag me on air because I was so frightened! But with experience (and age!) comes more confidence, and now I am always thrilled to be asked to do interviews or write articles concerning my latest projects.
On Friday I was delighted to talk with the publicist handling The Girl in the US (I’ll be in touch with the UK publicist soon). We spoke for quite some time about what we are going to do to spread the word and I am happy to say that there are lots of plans in place to make sure the book is seen by as many people as possible. More on that later! In the meantime, if you run a blog or write for a newspaper or magazine and would like to feature the book or interview me for your page, please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure we can work together!
On another note, my publicist was keen for me to pass along the US pre-order links, which of course I am very happy to do! You can find everything you need to know by clicking here and heading to the Buy Book tab. There is also an e-book option here. In the UK the book will be distributed by Little, Brown and you can get more information on that here. If you prefer to do your shopping on the high street, the book is available to pre-order from all good bookshops, including Barnes and Noble in the US and Waterstones in the UK. However you choose to order the book, please know that I am beyond grateful to you for taking the time and spending your hard-earned cash on my baby! Thank you so much – I mean that most sincerely.
I will keep you updated on all media mentions and news related to The Girl in due course. I will also be writing a similar blog post about The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, so please look out for that. 🙂
Until next time,