The very lovely, and little bit magical, Abi Elphinstone was on CITV Scrambled’s Eggbox Celebrity Interview last Saturday (9th March) to talk about her new book, Everdark which is out now. Abi also gave her Top Three Writing Tips:
- Carry a notepad with you everywhere: “you’re like a detective as an author; you watch the world fiercely for the things other people miss.”
- Let yourself daydream: “some of the best stories start as accidental daydreams.”
- Don’t be afraid of failure: “I had 96 rejections before I got my agent and first book deal, so never give up.”
Staying with this marvellous crime-writing duo, we are thrilled that the news is out! The Dome Press have bought the rights to the Bridgestock’s new series starring DI Charley Mann, who “left her native Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career - but now she’s back and in charge and is the area’s first young, female DI… When a brutal murder is discovered, Charley is forced to question everything”. Dome has acquired the rights to the first in the series, Payback (due for publication in October 2019), and the as-yet-untitled second book, which will follow in 2020.
More lovely acquisition news this week: Jo Thomas has moved from Headline to Transworld in a four-book deal negotiated by David Headley and Francesca Best. The first of these will be The Lavender Farm, which will published in spring 2020. It is the story of a British woman whose move to France with her husband goes awry, and who determines to reclaim her life among the lavender fields of Provence.