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Thank you & free online launch event 9 May

Thursday, 29 April 2021

 

Dear readers,

We did it! I hope by now all of you will have your own copy of Into the Mouth of the Lion as a paperback or e-book. Many of you have shared photos with me from around the world on social media (I’m @abkwriting on twitter, @abk_writing on Instagram). It’s really fun to see Into the Mouth of the Lion in different landscapes and places.

I can’t thank you enough. It is an…

Into the Mouth of the Lion coming to you soon!

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Dear supporters,

I am very happy to tell you that your copies of Into the Mouth of the Lion (and the photographs and other rewards, if you ordered them) should be coming to you in the next couple of weeks. Unbound have told me that they are just waiting for the books to be confirmed by the warehouse, and then they will be put in motion towards you. Very exciting!

Readers, once you have your…

“An atmospheric jigsaw puzzle of a novel…”

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

As the publishing date approaches (6 May) for Into the Mouth of the Lion,  I am really looking forward to getting the book into the hands of supporters like you! You should get it in advance of bookstores and Amazon. And for those of you with higher pledges for photographs and classes, those should be delivered in April and May as well.

Early reviews from advanced readers have started coming…

Cover reveal & publication date!

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Dear supporters,

Exciting news! The great people at Unbound, working with the designer Mark Ecob (@mecobtweets), have come up with a beautiful cover for Into the Mouth of the Lion.

As you so generously supported the crowdfunding in the early stages, we wanted you to be first to see it. I hope you like it! To me, it clearly shows the story of Lena looking for her missing sister, in a race…

Autumn creative beginnings

Monday, 5 October 2020

Dear supporters,

Hello, I hope you and your loved ones have weathered the pandemic and shift to autumn safe and well. I’m sorry it’s been some time since my last update for Into the Mouth of the Lion. However I’d like to reassure you that while many things in publishing were delayed due to COVID, the publication of the novel is still going ahead in early 2021. As soon as I have a more specific…

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Copy editing done!

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Copy editing done!

 

Dear supporters,

I hope you and your families are okay at this very strange and worrying time. It is eerie how much of our daily lives has been affected, and at what speed. Six days ago I was due to teach a creative writing class to eager students. Now I am, like many of you, working from home, supervising my own children at the same time,…

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Moving forward into 2020

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Dear readers,

Hello! Happy 2020!

When I last wrote to you in November, I had the warm glow of your support allowing me to successfully reach the crowdfunding goal for Into the Mouth of the Lion. There was a moment to pause and be grateful for all the friends, family, colleagues and strangers who wanted to be part of making this book happen. If you want to read my thoughts on completing the crowdfunding…

Thank you! We did it!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Into the Mouth of the Lion reached 100% crowdfunding on Friday night! Woo-Hoo! The book is going to happen! This is so exciting, after years of work.

Thank you, every single one of you.

Thank you to those who signed up early, showing support for an idea that hadn’t proven itself yet. Thank you to those who pledged for a book, a photograph or a lesson in the middle of the crowdfunding, as there…

93% funded for Into the Mouth of the Lion! Help us get over the finish line by 31 October!

Monday, 28 October 2019

We are 93% funded for Into the Mouth of the Lion! Help us get over the finish line by 31 October!

Thank you so much for supporting Into the Mouth of the Lion so far. It means so much to me that you believe in the book as much as I do. I am so moved that friends, family, colleagues and strangers have put their faith in a book you haven’t read yet… and I promise it won’t disappoint you.

It…

Live radio interview - Into the Mouth of the Lion

Friday, 11 October 2019

Live radio interview on 6 O’Clock with Barra & Cal!

It was really fun to go on live radio last week with Barra & Cal on Maritime Radio, a local Greenwich radio station. We talked about music, my writing and my novel, Into the Mouth of the Lion. Not only are they a great pair of broadcasters who banter with humour, but they asked me to choose music to talk about different steps along my journey…

In the news! My writing process... and thanks for helping us cross the 60% line!

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hi folks! Into the Mouth of the Lion is in the news this week! Well, the local news, thanks to my friend the journalist Mercury Man; he wrote up our interview last week for his blog on the website 853, dedicated to public interest journalism and cultural stories for Greenwich and SE London. He asked interesting questions about my writing process, and got me thinking through where the book came from…

Into the Mouth of the Lion - over 40% funded!

Friday, 13 September 2019

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of Into the Mouth of the Lion! In the first 11 days we’ve raised over 40% of our goal!

If you know of others who are thinking of supporting the book, please do encourage them to pledge soon, as it would be great to keep up the momentum. We have added some new rewards, such as photography lessons, creative writing lessons, and other things that…

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Publication date: May 2021
105% funded
205 backers