News Archive – 2019

Working with SilverWood

An ‘Author success story’ from SilverWood Books:

Having authored five novels, Jill now has a stack of self-published books that she is immensely proud of – My Sister, Myself; Becoming Fran; The Saturday Letters; The Hatmaker’s Secret; and A Place of Safety. “The books aren’t a series but the way SilverWood has linked them together through style has given them a cohesive identity – an identifiable brand for me as an author,” enthuses Jill.
Working with SilverWood has also given Jill the chance to issue a second edition of The Hatmaker’s Secret and bring it up to a standard that she feels fits with the rest of her novels. She was able to incorporate suggestions from readers during the structural edit; an encouraging process because she could see how she’d become a better writer.
“SilverWood gives you control of the process. So you get the book you want, and that’s a real joy. My only regret is that I didn’t start writing fiction sooner.”

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The Birthday House Blog Tour

Coming soon! Watch out for reviews of The Birthday House on these blogs next week!

The Birthday House blog tour

New Novella: ‘The Birthday House’

It’s publication day!
And I’ve been busy delivering books to local shops (who kindly upped their orders when they saw it!)

Bookshelf – review from Devon Life Magazine

Support local independent bookshops by buying your copy from Dartmouth Bookseller in Fosse Street or Dartmouth Community Bookshop, which is opposite The Cherub, the oldest pub in Dartmouth.

An “engaging, accomplished, structurally-bold examination of a Fifties family tragedy”
– Peter Stanford.

Read more about The Birthday House

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You are invited!

Book launch for ‘The Birthday House’ at Dartmouth Library – everyone welcome!

More about my new novella ‘The Birthday House’.

Birthday House book launch poster

New Novella arriving soon!

Look out for my new novella – set in beautiful Dartmouth – due to be published on June 24th.
Watch this space for a preview of the cover and title!

Interior proofs of the new novella – nearly there!