Novels & News from Jill Treseder

Becoming Fran’ book launch in Dittisham

It was standing room only for the launch of ‘Becoming Fran’ in the village pub on Monday evening. In spite of storm Imogen, about forty people – and two spaniels – gathered to the 60s sound of Mr Tambourine Man and other Bob Dylan tracks that were favourites of Fran in her student days in Bristol.

A lively question and answer session followed some brief readings, and discussion continued over refreshments. Meanwhile, I was only too delighted to be kept busy signing books until we had to send an SOS for sandwiches.

The spaniels were very attentive during the reading, but showed a marked preference for sausages…

 New novel: ‘Becoming Fran’ has arrived!

Becoming Fran by Jill Treseder

Great excitement as my copies of the new novel ‘Becoming Fran‘ arrived today! Just had to take a photo as soon as I tore open the box. It seems they have a beginning and an end and all the right bits in between – so that’s okay. Available to preorder now, as a giveaway on Goodreads and out on Monday week – 8th February 2016.

Becoming Fran by Jill TresederExciting news! The publication date for ‘Becoming Fran’ by Jill Treseder is February 8th 2016. So look out on the SilverWood Books website and Amazon, or best of all, support your local bookshop and order from them. It will be on sale in Dartmouth Community Bookshop for sure.

The story follows Fran as she struggles, first with her mother, then with relationships with men and most of all with herself. It’s set in 1960s Bristol, plus a good helping of Dorset and Cornwall in the 70s. Here’s what Mark McCrum had to say about it:

‘What seems to be a lovingly observed tale of growing up in provincial England in the 1960s turns out to be something much more, with a satisfying plot that creeps up on you unawares with an intriguing slow-burn complexity.’

Mark McCrum, author of Fest