It’s the Publication Day of What Planet Can I Blame This On?
Today is the publication day of my debut novel What Planet Can I Blame This On? It’s OUT NOW in ebook and paperback, available from all good bookstores. The audiobook will follow on the 24th June.
Pre-orders will be landing shortly if they haven’t already, and I cannot wait to hear what readers think of Krystal, Tina and Paige.
It’s been a labour of love over the last nine months and I cannot believe we’re at publication day already. That being said, I spent 10 years searching for a literary agent – yes, I started young! – to finally get a book deal and find a book with my name on in book-stores.
I can now even go and sign them! Yesterday, I went to The Riverside Bookshop opposite London Bridge Station to sign some copies in preparation for publication. Only six copies available, so get there quick to get your hands on one.
I have a TON of people to thank, from my wonderful agent Hannah Weatherill, to my editor Bea Fitzgerald, publicist Niamh Anderson and marketing manager Callie Robertson. Not to mention my friends and family: Freyja, Holly, Clare, Sian, Rob, Nin Christine, Phoebe, Fran and many more!
For full details – basically my wannabe-Oscar speech – see the acknowledgements in the back of my book.
I’m year to hear the full audiobook edition of What Planet although I LOVED the snippet that was sent my way by audio editor Ellie Wheeldon. Is it weird to listen to my own audiobook?? I’m not sure, but I’m going to do it anyway though… I’m too excited not to.
I don’t know what the day holds for me to be honest. From 6-7pm I’ll be hosting a public launch party via Zoom and everyone is welcome to join for a natter, quiz and a Q&A. I’ll also be hosting a private launch party with friends and family afterwards, to really mark the occasion.
It goes without saying – but I’ll say it anyway – that I am immensely grateful to everyone for their support, love and feedback. And as much as it sounds like a cliché, it honestly still hasn’t sunk in yet that my dream since I was six years old has finally come true.
Thank you so much! And I hope you enjoy the book. If you do, please leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads and/or Waterstones. It really means the world.