Every publication day brings fresh joy. It’s the reward for many months of work and worry, edits and head-scratching. Something that began with an idea and a page of scribble appears on supermarket shelves with gold foil and shiny touches. It has my name on the cover.
At the risk of sounding like an Oscar winner, I’d like to thank everyone involved: my agent Juliet Pickering and everyone at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency who will be trying to sell it on to other markets; and editor Thorne Ryan and all at Avon Books UK. This latter includes marketing and publicity, sales, the typesetter, the proofreader, the copy editor and no doubt others that slip beneath my radar. To write a book takes one person but to publish it takes a team.
And, of course, I’d like to thank everybody who buys the book or borrows it from a library, who posts a review (especially the nice ones), tells their friends about the book or talks about it online. Readers are everything to a writer.
Here’s the blurb for A White Christmas on Winter Street, which is available from today:
When Sky Terran returns to the village of Middledip after losing the job she loves, she anticipates a quiet Christmas getting used to her new life. However, the annual street decoration competition is coming up and this year, the residents of Winter Street are determined to win.
As she is pulled into the preparations, Sky quickly grows to love the quirky, tight-knit community she is now part of. Including the extremely handsome Daz, who soon becomes more than just a friendly neighbour.
But when Daz’s ex turns up determined to win him back and it seems he might not be the man Sky thought he was, she remembers how much allowing people into her life – and heart – can hurt. As the snow falls, will she and Daz find a way through – and help win a Christmas victory for Winter Street?