I’m thrilled to bits that my second Young Adult novel (my 6th novel in total), As Far As The Stars, is out today in the big US of A.
I moved to the US in July 2016 and didn’t know what it would hold, writing wise – or anything else wise, really. I’m still adjusting to this strange new way of life that is so very different from life in the UK (and I’m a rather English girl, all told). I’m also raising three children, two of whom already have an American accent, which is a pretty weird experience.
But new pastures spark new ideas, and the move has certainly inspired my writing.
This is my first novel set in the US. It’s a road trip novel that takes place over 48h, starting in Washington DC and finishing in Nashville, TN. It’s a story of first love. A story of searing loss. And a story about finding yourself as you make that scary leap from childhood to adulthood.
I can’t wait to hear what my American readers make of my latest story – I received my first US review yesterday, which was lovely:
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it. If you’re local to Concord I’d love you to join me for my book launch at Gibson’s Bookstore on Sunday 9th June at 2pm.
Oh – and I hope you like my artsy flag picture – trust it to be one of the windiest days all year: the flag wouldn’t stay still 😂.