Wednesday, 14 June 2017

NEWS, Book Bargains and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello lovely readers! I have a post jam packed full of news and bookish excitement this week! Firstly I have to say huge and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has ordered online or popped along to their local Sainsburys store to buy a paperback copy of The Cherry Tree Cafe. Sales have exceeded all expectations and I know some of you now have a digital AND a paper copy which is phenomenal. Thank you. It seems like only yesterday that I was entering the Books and The City competition with a heart full of hope and my head full of dreams that one day I would be a 'proper writer'.

And on that note here's some very exciting NEWS. Those of you who have followed my career for the last couple of years are well aware that I have been writing two books a year and juggling my day job as a teaching assistant at a local school. Well, the time has come to make the leap and from the end of June (in just two weeks time), I shall be a full-time author! This is hugely exciting (as well as a little daunting), and having worked at the school for just over a decade it hasn't been an easy decision to make but I'm taking the plunge and swapping my marking pen for... an editing pen. I can't wait to get started and, before you all ask, this won't mean I'll be writing three books a year from now on.

But talking of books - did you know that both The Cherry Tree Cafe e-book and the Summer at Skylark Farm e-book are currently just 99p on Amazon AND The Cherry Tree Cafe paperback is only £2.99? I know. Here's the link to my Amazon page where you can find them all...

AND as if that wasn't all exciting enough I'm running a Cherry Tree Cafe paperback GIVEAWAY. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is tell me, in the comments below, in which town my books are all set. Good luck! This is a UK only giveaway and the closing date is midnight on July 11th. And don't forget to leave your name so I can contact you if you win!

Wishing you all a wonderful week and lots of luck in the giveaway!

H x


  1. Wynbridge

    Congratulations on your news xxxx

  2. Exciting news Heidi! I'm so glad that the first two books are now available in print - I will be buying copies to take on holiday with me in the summer. Good luck with the future writing xx

    The answer to the question is: Wynbridge

    Julie B

  3. That''s exciting news indeed, Heidi x

  4. Congrats on leaving your teaching post to write full time. More stories of Wynbridge to read. The village is Wynbridge.

  5. Congratulations on becoming a full time writer! The answer is Wynbridge. X

  6. The answer is Wynbridge..... :-)

  7. Congratulations on your decision to focus on writing. I'm sure the school will miss you but at least now you may get some sleep and you time. Your books are set in Wynbridge

  8. I love your books :) its Wynbridge xx

    Rebecca Ramsden

  9. Love your books. The answer is Wynbridge. Lx

  10. Congratulations, Heidi. Such exciting news! Your fictional setting is Wynbridge. R xx

  11. Wynbridge.
    Of course we should feel lucky, I feel lucky every time I wake up next to my wonderful wife. Even when I know I've got to be at work at 5:00!
    The Cherry Tree Cafe is in the lorry waiting for me to finish reading Ernest Sheckleton's "South".

  12. Thanks for sharing your exciting news with us, Heidi. I wish you all the success in the world.

    It's very generous of you to run this competition. The answer is Wynbridge.

    Sonya xx