Which is code for… I have a new novel coming out…really rather soon. Hooray! That didn’t take long, did it?
It’s a love story about break-ups, starring four Londoners at the fag-end of their twenties.
It celebrates what becomes of the consciously-uncoupled, when they happen to all consciously-uncouple at the exact same time…. end up forming a slightly pathetic club, and fall head over heels for each other.
It also (I hope) uncovers a truth not yet universally acknowledged – that a break-up shared, is a break-up halved.
I’ve been writing it for about five years in my spare time, in between writing adverts and lots of other lovely things – and in between various boring health problems and sad things, hence the major hold-up! There were times when I thought I’d never finish it – it’s been such a labour of love. But persistence is the thing, the absolute thing… that and microwaved popcorn!
It was originally called ‘Break up Club’, on account of how the main star of the book is the club itself… but it now goes by the sassier name of ‘Reader, I Dumped Him – a love story about break-ups.’ (You know, like Jane Eyre used to say).
The cover’s being revealed on 27.4.16 at 7pm, by the amazing people at Avon/Maze (part of Harper Collins) and the full blurb is here in this nice review
If it was a TV series it would be The Breakfast Club meets This Life, but way more dysfunctional, and immature…
It’ll be published on 4th February, as the ultimate Crappy Valentines Day read!
Oh look, it’s actually already on Amazon here.
We’ll be revealing some extracts, a trailer and other fun things very soon.
‘Til then, thanks for reading, and remember – if you ever need a post-break-up shoulder to cry on, don’t attempt to go it alone! I’m here for you. Along with four beautiful fuck-ups who also know that break-ups are the worst thing ever – Harry, Holly, Bella and Olivia.