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Newsflash – I just heard that Cupcake Club, the Italian translation of The Things We Do for Love (see two entries below) has gone into the Italian bestselling foreign titles list at number five! LOVE being in a bestseller list – the excitement of waiting to see which way it will go the following week is killing, but in a good way! Watch this space (and please cross your fingers while you’re at it!)
In other news, the book I’m working on (working title Helen and Sarah) is almost there, another few weeks should do it – well, the first draft at least. This one has been challenging, not least because it spans over thirty years, and involves two separate main storylines….but hopefully the effort will be worth it. I will breathe a huge sigh of relief when I hand it over to Ciara, my trusty editor at Hachette – and take at least a week off!
I’m heading up to Dublin at the weekend to take part in a big girly festival. Most of the events will involve fashion and beauty, but there’s a masterclass section where authors take to the platform and talk about their writing lives, and give tips to aspiring writers. I love these events as they get me away from the laptop, and this one in particular will give me an excuse to get dressed up, which I rarely do. I’ve borrowed a pair of divine pink shoes from a shoe-mad pal, and I have a dress that I bought in a little boutique in Italy when I was there in June. I can’t wait to ditch the jeans and let my girly side out!
Hope you’re having a lovely summer, wherever you are (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere!)
Posted by roisinmeaney
Here it is – my first Italian translation! Isn’t the cover cute? It’s titled Cupcake Cafe (originally Love in the Making) and it hits the shelves there in July. I’m just back from a wonderful holiday on Italy’s west coast; a few weeks too early to see it in the shops, just bad timing, but it means I’ll have to go back, doesn’t it???
In other news I’ve just signed with Hachette for two more books, so it’s all systems go for the next few months….I don’t want to give too much away about the next book, but I will say that it’s going to be more ambitious in terms of structure than the rest, and I’m also attempting to reduce my characters – usually I’m tearing my hair out trying to keep track of them all, so hopefully I’ll have an easier time of it with this one! Watch this space.
Right, it’s back to work for me – my deadline is looming and that word count won’t grow itself!