I joined in someone else's celebrations yesterday, when I went to Waterstones in Market Harborough for the launch of the paperback edition of The Sister by local author Louise Jensen. Have you come across this book? It's a publishing phenomenon and a cracking good read to boot. I urge you to get your hands on a copy.
Louise had a non-fiction book in mind to write, so she went to an event on self-publishing to learn more. While she was there she ended up in a creative writing session where she was given three words and ten minutes to write a piece of flash fiction. The words were: forest; spade; secret. What would you have come up with?
What Louise wrote turned out to be the foundations of chapter 1 of her first novel, The Sister. Now with digital sales with Bookouture of 500,000 - yes, half a million - and a three-book contract under her belt. The Sister l has been published in paperback by Sphere/LlittleBrown. Isn't that amazing? The second novel, The Gift, is to be followed later this month by The Surrogate.
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Thanks so much Julia!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to The Surrogate.Delete
Wow! That's crazy. The type of success all writers dream of. Congrats to Louise and thanks Julia for sharing.ReplyDelete
She deserves the success. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Thanks for stopping by, Shah.Delete
Louise has been a guest on my blog. She's been phenomenally successful and I loved The Sister.ReplyDelete
Indeed, Wendy. I can't wait for The Surrogate.Delete
That is a great story. Congratulations to Louise.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Maria.Delete