Sunday 26 July 2020

June/July Articles Featuring Bronte’s Mistress

Oh my goodness! My debut historical novel, Brontë’s Mistress, comes out next week (!!) from Atria Books. There’s still time to pre-order your (hardcover, audio or e-book) copy before release day—you’ll find a list of suggested retailers here.

It’s time for another round up of recent articles the book’s been featured in, following on from the February/March and April/May editions. August promises to be even busier…

First—lists. Whose recommendation is more trustworthy than Oprah’s? I was beyond delighted that Brontë’s Mistress was included in Oprah Magazine’s round up of the best Fall reads. The Uncorked Librarian included the book in lists of the top 15 Powerful August 2020 Book Releases and the Most Anticipated Summer 2020 Book Releases. Living Read Girl suggested the book was perfect for a summer staycation, while Page and Palette had it as one of their virtual book club picks, and Forever Lost in Literature listed it as a “can’t wait” read.

Next—previews. Austenprose published an exclusive excerpt from Branwell Bronte and Lydia Robinson’s first meeting in my novel. What’s more, if you’re based in the US, you can read my first chapter on the book’s Amazon page. I also read an excerpt during a Facebook Live event with the 2020 Debuts group. You can check out a video recording here.

I was delighted to be featured in some local press back in my childhood home of Northern Ireland. The Carrick Times published a piece on the book, which also appeared in the Larne Times and News Letter. I even made it onto the Carrick Times front page in print!

On a serious note, I was quoted in a brave piece in Marie Claire penned by fellow debut author Leah Konen on the intrusive questions (women) writers are often asked. You should definitely check out her essay and, for the last time, no, I have not had sex with Branwell Bronte!

Lastly here are a few book reviews I enjoyed—from A Book Wanderer, Susan Monroe McGrath, Bless Their Hearts Mom, and Yaya Reads A Lot of Books.

If you’re interested in hearing more about Brontë’s Mistress, please consider attending my virtual launch event on August 3rd. All registration details can be found here. And to stay in the know about future events, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or sign up to my email mailing list below.

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