I can hardly believe that I'm planning my second Publication Day amid the trials and restrictions Covid has placed upon me, but there we are. Celebrating the release of THE SECRET SEASIDE ESCAPE was very low key. To be honest, the first emotion I felt was relief at getting the book out on the shelves, however this was swiftly followed by an overwhelming sense of gratitude that you wonderful folk were buying it in such unprecedented times and in such great numbers. Thank you!
This time around, I'm more prepared and with the help of some very generous and helpful #swainettes, I'm planning to crank the celebrations up a notch and launch THE WINTER GARDEN in style. Here's what we've got planned...
Publication Day Celebration Schedule
I'm hoping that you're already a member of my FACEBOOK BOOK CLUB, but if you're not don't worry. You can request to join by clicking the link below. The Book Club is run by two wonderful #swaintettes - Sue Baker and Fiona Jenkins and it is Sue who has very kindly offered to organise my first ever online publication party with a very festive theme!
The fun will be starting early at 9am and Sue has lots of festive fun planned so I hope you'll dig out those Christmas jumpers and join us. There will be some prizes on offer too so keep your eyes peeled for how to be in with a chance of winning those!
At half seven in the evening I'll be going live over on Instagram - EEK! Lovely Oriana Blyth has invited me along to chat to her about all things bookish and I'm going to be answering lots of questions too. If you scroll through the Book Club feed via the link above, you'll find out how to submit a question and be in with a chance of winning yet more goodies!
Alternatively go straight to Oriana's Insta account -
And join in the fun from there! It's going to be a great event!
From October 1st - October 30th
And finally, no launch would be complete without its very own BLOG TOUR and this one starts on publication day and runs right through until the end of the month!
I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the take up for this tour and if you happen to be one of the participating bloggers, thank you so, so much! Both myself and the entire BOOKS AND THE CITY Team are thrilled to have you onboard.
There's going to be a great mix of reviews, Q and A's, extracts and giveaways running throughout the month so keeping checking my Twitter feed for daily updates!
So there we have it! A packed publication day full of fabulous festive and bookish themed fun. I very much hope you will be able to join me and of course, I hope you enjoy reading THE WINTER GARDEN! This first festive trip to NIGHTINGALE SQUARE was a joy to write and Christmas in the city is going to be very wonderful indeed.