Congratulations to Rachael Featherstone, whose debut novel Puzzle Girl was published in paperback earlier this week by the Dome Press. It has already garnered some fabulous praise during the blog tour “hugely entertaining”, “an hilarious but considered storyline” and possibly our favourite so far: “I’m just going to say this… I love, love, love, LOVE this book! The end”.
A Store At War, the debut novel by Joanna Toye, was also published this week by HarperCollins. This gripping wartime drama that has been described by Veronica Henry as “a real page-turner”.
The Guardian has selected their ‘ones to watch’, and Luke Turner’s Out of the Woods is sitting firmly on their list for January. Described as a “powerful memoir”, the book is centred on Epping Forest, about sexual abuse, a religious upbringing and life as a bisexual man. It will be published on the 24th January 2019. To see the full article, click here.
Staying with Out of the Woods, The Spectator’s Ben Myers reviewed it this week, and what a fantastic review it is! “Out of the Woods is a book full of poetry and pathos. More than anything it is a bold and beautiful study of how to be a true modern man.” To read the full review, click here.
Also revealed this week, was the cover for Tania Crosse's new novel The Street of Broken Dreams, the second in the Banbury Street series. Perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles, this is a poignant story, which will tear at your heart-strings.
Andrew Ewart’s forthcoming debut novel Forget Me (February 2020, Orion) has been sold to Dobrovsky in the Czech Republic.
Both The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Anna Stephens’ Darksoul (the second in the Godblind trilogy) have been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award. The Awards are awarded each year to the best Novel, Short Fiction, Artwork and work of Non-Fiction, and is voted for by the members of the British Science Fiction Association. To find out more about the Awards, click here.
Finally, DHH agent Hannah Sheppard is taking part in the Girls Can Do Anything, Write? event (part of the larger Girls Can Do Anything event in conjunction with London’s Big Read 2019) on the 6th February at the Library Club on St. Martin’s Lane. The event will be a discussion and panel talk (along with fellow panellists Charlie Morris, senior publicity and marketing exec at Stripes Books, Little Tiger and Sunday Times bestselling author Gillian McAllister) centred around understanding the relevance and importance of strong female voices in publishing and books 2019. To find out more about the event and get your ticket, please visit this site.