A relationship break up...
Not the words I was expecting to write, but write them I have.
No one enters into a relationship expecting it to end, but sometimes they end. I'm forever looking for the silver lining to things, and after many tears, glasses of red wine, and hours of self-reflection, I have decided it is for the best.
In November, my UK publisher and I broke up. I am truly grateful for them publishing Fifteen Postcards and The Last Letter. Through that process I gained a unique insight into the world of publishing, and I got to know some amazing authors, PR people, and editors. Some of whom will be lifelong friends.
Sadly, the breakup is why Telegram Home has yet to be released. It is now with a new publisher, but new files must be generated, new covers designed, and a new editor briefed. I will let you know the release date as soon as I know it! It will be sometime within the next three months I promise.
Thank you all for your patience. I've received an increasing number of emails asking where Telegram Home is and I have been reluctant to say anything until all the paperwork, the rights, and the money side of things were sorted. It's been a bit like a real divorce, but we didn't have to halve the dog or break up the dinner service.
The upshot of the divorce is that The Old Curiosity Shop series will have shiny new covers, and fresh editing. Fifteen Postcards is now available for preorder, and it will go live on Amazon on 21st May 2019, exactly four years to the day since it was first published. The Last Letter will follow on the 21 June 2019, and then Telegram Home will be released on the 21 July 2019 (and yes, I can hear you all say “FINALLY!”).
Thank you for all your patience, and for the support behind the scenes. I would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance from the Alliance of Independent Authors. Well worth the small membership fee.