Month: October 2017

Marie Claire Competition

Are you brave enough to spend two nights in a haunted hotel? Bloomsbury have teamed up with Marie Claire to offer a fantastic weekend stay at the historic Mermaid Inn in Rye, worth £400! In addition, you get a signed copy of The Silent Companions. Enter here – and happy ghost hunting!

The Silent Companions make a big noise!

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Something sinister is crackling down the radio waves … I’m delighted to announce that THE SILENT COMPANIONS is the latest pick for Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club! Tune in for drive time on 30th October to hear me discuss the book and respond to reader reviews *gulp*. I’m only slightly terrified…

And keep those headphones in  your ears, because THE SILENT COMPANIONS audio-book is now available for pre-order. It will be released on Halloween. What perfect timing!

Waterstones Shelfie

Today I’m on the Waterstones YouTube channel enthusing about Gothic novels that have inspired THE SILENT COMPANIONS. Enjoy, and do buy some of these great books!

Launched!

As you may have seen, THE SILENT COMPANIONS have now been released into the wild to terrify you at your leisure!

I was thrilled to take part in a group reading with The Pigeonhole, which ended on publication day. The book was released in 10 ‘staves’, very similar to how Victorian novels were serialised in magazines. It was fantastic to see 200 readers experiencing the thrills and chills of The Bridge, making guesses about the mysteries. Most of these readers have also left me lovely reviews on Amazon, so I’m delighted that the experience was equally exciting for them.

The book has already appeared in several woman’s magazines and newspapers. The Sunday Express called it ‘A deliciously creepy ghost story’, whilst Stylist magazine listed it as a ‘Must-Read Book’ that they ‘had to finish reading in broad daylight’.

My lovely publisher Bloomsbury invited me to their London office on publication day to discuss the novel with their staff. The talk was filmed and you can watch it on Facebook live. This was my first event for the book. I was very nervous! But just look at the lovely backdrop, complete with candles …