By Claire Handscombe

No-one is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby. No-one. That's why she's totally going to marry him

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

My next book is almost here!

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all doing okay after the last couple of years... 

Thank you again to everyone so much for your support of Unscripted. Although it didn't sell as well as I'd have liked, I continue to be stubbornly proud of it and hope that it will eventually find its readers. (If you want to help with that, there are a million ideas here -- but basically, please mention it to your friends and your book clubs, request it from your library and library app, and talk about it on social media, especially when anyone is explicitly asking for book recommendations!)

If you're curious about what happened to the characters next, you'll be glad to know that my next book, Girl, Unstrung, will be out on 23rd November, and is now available to pre-order wherever you get your books!

Girl, Unstrung tells the story of Clara, Thom's twelve-year-old daughter in Unscripted. It's two years later, and she's fourteen, figuring out life with three siblings and a new stepmom, and navigating her freshman year at a stupid high school where she doesn't even want to be. She was supposed to be at arts school by now.

It's fine, though, totally fine: she's going to practice her viola extra hard and get into LACHSA next year. She's definitely 100 percent focused and not even slightly going to get distracted by Tim, the sophomore Scrabble champion with the swoopy hair and the chin dimple. Nope. Not her.

You can pre-order the novel wherever you get your books. And, as you know, pre-ordering is a great way to support an author you love! Other great ways include writing reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and StoryGraph, requesting it from your library or library app, and posting about it on social media on your personal feeds or in any groups you're in that revolve around music, parenting, or books. (Even if nobody you interact with online is a teenager, it's likely you have someone in your connections who is looking for a great gift for a musical teen this winter!)

You can also sign up for my mailling list here so you don't miss any of my writerly news. 

Thank you so much for your support! I hope you enjoy Girl, Unstrung.

Claire xx 


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