I’m absolutely smitten with this new cover! I’m also delighted and touched by the wonderful quote from Jane Fallon on the cover. The paperback edition is published on 4 January 2018 but you can win a signed copy that will be sent out at the end of December. I’m happy to post worldwide, so just enter your details below for a chance to win. Closing date: 15 December 2017.
Big, big day. But first, a little mood music.
My debut novel Try Not to Breathe is out in paperback across the UK and Ireland today. There are posters in tube stations. Posters in tube stations! There are special promotions planned (more on those soon), and you can pick up my book in all good online and offline bookshops, WHSmith and most supermarkets including Sainsbury’s! (I’ll not wang on about the significance of that again.)
The stupid thing is, I don’t really know what to say. This is everything. I think somewhere along the line, I must have rolled a six.
Thank you to everyone who has already bought or borrowed the book, thanks to everyone who has talked about Alex and Amy, encouraged others to buy their story and put up with me awkwardly promoting myself in a way that does not come naturally to a Brit.
In May 2010, I started writing it.
In December 2013, I finished it. Kind of.
In January 2014, I found my agent.
In October 2014, Atlantic/Corvus bought it.
In January 2016, the hardback and ebook were released in the UK.
Now finally, over six years after I first sat down and typed the (original) first words, “the ward was trapped in a pregnant pause,” Try Not to Breathe is coming out in paperback.
14 July, 2016. It’s going to be one hell of a day!
PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON
Try Not to Breathe is being released in paperback just in time for the summer holidays. You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon, WHSmith and all good bookshops.