Cover of Blind Side

Launch of a BLIND SIDE paperback

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hello everyone, especially all you wonderful people who supported my book and helped to get it published. It's been a while since you've had the pleasure of a shed update from me, so thought I'd remedy that pronto :) Now there's a mass of stuff I could tell you about since the last update, such as more splendid reviews and a huge spike in sales over Christmas, when Blind Side was on sale at a reduced price (you can see a screen shot of my book under Stephen King's on my blog But my big news is...

My book is coming out as a paperback!! It'll be available at the end of February from UK bookshops and Amazon. If your bookshop doesn't have it in stock, please ask them to order it. 

I've been dying to tell everyone about this for ages, and now have been given the green light. It came as a very welcome surprise when I found out from my publisher at Unbound. A paperback is a tangible thing I can carry around when walking the dog or going shopping and whip out whenever I spot anyone who looks like a lover of dark, suspenseful tales of love gone wrong... Plus a lot of my friends think that a book isn't a proper book till you can turn down the corners, jot stuff in the margins and lodge it in your bookshelves to impress guests. If you're one of those types, I'll expect to see you in the queue for a signed copy of my 'proper' book at my book launch, which is coming up next month.

Here's a snazzy poster and all the details:

Time: 6.30 to 8pm

Date: Thursday 16th March

Place: Daunt Books, 51 South End Road, Hampstead NW3 2QB (

It’s around the corner from Keat’s House (worth seeing if you want to make a day of it), 5 mins walk from Hampstead or Belsize Park tube stations, and opposite Hampstead Heath railway station. Parking on roads nearby.

Wine, soft drinks, etc provided. Orders for exotic drinks can be placed now but will not necessarily be accepted. (get them in the pub afterwards)

I'm grateful for Daunt Books, Hampstead for offering to host this event. The location is especially apt given that much of Blind Side is set in or around Hampstead (it's where Georgie and Nikolai meet up for a walk one wintry day, you may remember).

I hope very much you'll join me to celebrate, if you're not too far from London. And if anything else of a startling nature happens with my book in the coming months, I'll dash back to the shed and share the news with you.

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Stephen Hoppe
Stephen Hoppe says:

Excellent news, wish I lived closer and could make it.

February 21, 2017

Sebnem Sanders
Sebnem Sanders says:

Wonderful news, Jennie. I'm looking forward to the launch. :)

February 21, 2017

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