Thursday, 10 August 2017

Next novel on its way

I had to share this lovely picture of the If Ever I Fall cover that my daughter has just drawn.

She did her own version of the Time to Say Goodbye cover last year too. That’s now framed on the wall of my study (see below); this one will be joining it in due course.

In other news, I’m currently busy working on the copy-edit of my next novel. This is one of the final stages of the editing process. Once complete, the manuscript will be typeset and turned into page proofs by my publisher, Avon HarperCollins. Then I’ll get to read it through one more time before it goes off to be transformed into an actual book.

The title of my third novel is Stand By Me. It will be released here in the UK on Thursday, 11 January 2018.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Get it while it's hot

Enjoying the summer?

Well here’s a hot offer for you.

The ebooks of both my novels are now on sale for just 99p* in the Kobo, Kindle and iTunes stores.

Yes, that’s right: you can buy my entire works (so far) for less than £2. That’s cheaper than a glass of wine and, unless you’re an incredibly fast reader or an exceptionally slow drinker, each of these books will last you much longer.

Award-winning author Stewart Foster described Time to Say Goodbye as ‘a very beautiful book about death and its effect on the family.’ He added: ‘It’s sad and extremely moving, yet somehow allows you to laugh at the same time.’ 

Meanwhile, The Sun newspaper gave If Ever I Fall a five-star review, describing it as ‘a heartbreaking tale of love, grief and devotion’. And Sunday Times bestseller Miranda Dickinson found it ‘exceptionally beautiful, emotionally charged and inspirational’.

So what are you waiting for?

In other news, if you’ve already read my first two books and are wondering what’s coming next, I’m currently in the editing stages of my third novel. It has the working title A Friend in the Dark and is due for release in January 2018, so not too long to wait.

*Price correct at the time of writing – but it won’t be for long, so best get in there while you can. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Your reviews really help

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Radio interview

I dropped into BBC Radio Lancashire this afternoon for a chat with the lovely Nishma Hindocha about my new novel and life as an author.

If you missed it but would like to listen, here’s the catch-up link:
(I’m on air from about 1 hour 23 minutes into the show.)

If you haven’t got a copy of If Ever I Fall yet, the ebook version (Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play) is currently on offer for the special price of just 99p. It’s only until the end of March, though, so just a couple more days to grab a bargain.

Lastly, a big thank-you to the Books on the Underground fairies in London for helping to spread the word again this week about If Ever I Fall. These pictures of staff posing with the book at Victoria Station really made me smile.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Book blog reviews

There were some great If Ever I Fall reviews on the book blogs over the weekend.

Check these out:…/review-and-ex…

Music as you read

Do you like listening to music while you read?
If so, I might have just the thing for you.
I’ve created a Spotify playlist to accompany my new novel, If Ever I Fall.
The link is HERE. Give it a try. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

If Ever I Fall is OUT NOW

Publication day is here at last for my second novel, If Ever I Fall.

It’s available to buy right now. Yippee!

I’d love to hear if you spot copies out in the wild. (Clue: Tesco and WHSmith are good places to look.)

The best way to reach me is usually on Twitter (@SDRauthor) or Facebook (

If you prefer to do your book shopping on the Internet, you can order it by clicking HERE.

Please do take a moment to leave me a quick review online if you’ve enjoyed reading this new book or my last one, Time to Say Goodbye. It’s a great way to support an author and always massively appreciated.

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