Today it’s my stop on the Accidental Damage blog tour and I have a guest post from Alice about her publication day as well as a giveaway. First though here is what the book is about…
If you think the normal school run on a Monday is entertaining, you should try doing it from a tent in your back garden surrounded by the jumbled-up contents of your entire home. It is vastly more diverting.
Our heroine has survived the sudden collapse of her home – or has she?
Certain events two and a half years ago, led her to deliberately destroy an important piece of herself, hiding away all remaining evidence that it ever existed. What happens when she decides to go looking for it?
Does she really deserve to be whole again?
Inspired by a true story, this is an account of one woman’s secret guilt and her journey in search of forgiveness!
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Even though I have been an exhibiting amateur artist for nearly two decades and as a result I am used to putting my work on display in public, publishing my first novel was an extremely nerve wrecking experience. Suddenly all that hard work was out there, exposed to the world for comment.
As a result publication day for ‘Accidental Damage’ was a contrary little mix of immense pride and extreme anxiety. It was incredibly exciting to actually hold the very first copy of my debut novel in my hands and then to see it listed on Amazon but simultaneously terrifying too. It was very much how I felt the day my first child started primary school. I was proud because she looked so grown up in her brand-new uniform but worried that she might not be ok without me.
I found I got used to it all very quickly though. Just as my daughter was absolutely fine out there in the big wide world, so was my book!
As I watched the sales figures slowly start to lift, I found that the experience was very similar to exhibiting and selling paintings. Each sale made me so happy, because someone had chosen my work. Someone out there was reading my novel. Quite a few ‘someones’ actually, and they were leaving positive reviews. How amazing is that?
That must be a pretty amazing feeling and if you want to be one of the someone’s reading the novel then make sure to click the link below to enter the giveaway for…
If you want to know more about Accidental Damage then be sure to follow the rest of the tour
At forty-five-years old, I am a multi-tasking mother with four not-so-small children and I am fortunate enough to be married to (probably) the most patient man on the planet. We live in, what used to be, a ramshackle old cottage in the country.
My conservatory is always festooned with wet washing and my kitchen full of cake.
Following several years exhibiting as a mixed media artist, I decided that 2016 was the year I would start writing. Inspired by true-life events and fuelled by some really frantic painting sessions ‘Accidental Damage’ wouldn’t leave me alone until it was written. I really hope you enjoy it.
You can connect with Alice through Twitter or her Website.