The Grant of Christmas Present.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

I wasn’t going to post another update until the new year, but I received some novel-related good news today and I thought that sharing it would be an excellent way to round off 2017.

I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that the Society of Authors has chosen to award me an Authors' Foundation grant, to help me as I write my second novel. The Society has been an invaluable companion during the publishing of All the Perverse Angels: they reviewed my contract with Unbound (which was fine, I should add), and provided advice and community over the past eighteen months. If you’re an author, you should definitely consider joining.

I’ve expressed my gratitude to the Society on social media, and in personal correspondence, but I wanted to use this update to thank all my supporters. The publication of All the Perverse Angels, my finding an agent, my ability to apply for this grant and to focus on writing a second book: none of these things would have been possible without the people who pledged for the novel. Thank you all so, so much.

I’m scheduled to sign copies of ...Angels in the second week of January, and signed and unsigned books, and ebooks, should be heading out to supporters shortly thereafter. Then, a pause for breath (and behind-the-scenes publicity conversations) before the trade edition appears on shelves on 22nd February.

Have a wonderful festive season and thank you again to everyone who has, or will, support the book.

Update, on 22nd December: You can read the Society of Authors press release, in which I'm featured, here. And an article in "The Bookseller", here.

(Don’t forget there are more updates on my Facebook page and, particularly, on Twitter.)

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