The Other Child USA pub day

11 Feb 2016

Well, it has to be official as it’s on the Barnes & Noble ‘New Releases’ table in Washington DC. My lovely writer friend Priya Parmar (author of Vanessa & Her Sister – an amazing novel) snapped this evidence for me, then moved it, obviously, onto the Bestsellers table. That’s what writer friends are for.

The Other Child Barnes & Noble In Barnes & Noble

Launch party for The Other Child

8 Jun 2015

The Entrance The Entrance

Saturday’s launch party at The Story Museum ( was amazing: over 100 people showed up, drank Kir cocktails (a lot), ate red velvet cupcakes & generally caroused. My whole world was in the room – family (my parents, via Facetime!), friends and neighbours, book groupers, fellow writers – I felt completely overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support. Huge thank you to everybody who made it such a great evening.

My brilliant husband, who made sure it all went to plan My brilliant husband, who made sure it all went to plan

launch courtyard

DSCF5329 With Hannah Robinson from Quercus, just before giving our speeches booklaunch signing signing lots of books

The finished copies are in

13 May 2015

finished copies TOCThis morning I ripped open a package: the finished copies of The Other Child. Am now trying not to look to see if there are any remaining typos and – even worse – to read any of it as I will want to change it all. So, it’s less than a month till pub day (4th June) and the book launch party at the Story Museum (6th June). I know how very lucky I am to be holding this book in my hand – and how easily things could have turned out different.