Today I am one of the stops on the tour for The Silence, I have a guest post from author Katharine Johnson about how she spent her publication day, before that though here is what the book is about.
Doctor Abby Fenton has a rewarding career, a loving family, an enviable lifestyle – and a secret that could destroy everything.
When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an idyllic Tuscan holiday home she is forced to confront the memories she has suppressed until now and relive the summer she spent at the villa in 1992. A summer that ended in tragedy. The nearer she gets to the truth the closer she comes to losing her sanity.
In order to hold onto the people she loves most, she must make sure they never discover what she did. But the reappearance of someone else from that summer threatens to blow her secret wide open.
So, your book is being published!
How do you spend publication day eve and the actual day? What do you do the night before?
I’ll probably spend the night before biting my nails!
As it’s a weekday I will probably be walking my dog Monty followed by a coffee stop.
Who are you with?
Monty. If my daughters have finished their exams (GCSEs and first year uni) they might come too. If my husband Mike’s on a late shift he will probably come too.
Where do you go?
Windsor Great Park
What do you spend the day doing?
I will be having an online launch event – there will be info about the book and excerpts and prizes to be won but mostly it’s a chance for me to thank people for their support. The main interactive event is in the evening (Do join us – https://Facebook.com/Emmathelittlebookworm) but I’ll be checking in throughout the day, sharing posts, posting the odd video and I will draw the winners of my pre-order giveaway.
Is publication day one the same as publication day two? And so on?
This is my first publication day so I don’t have a comparison (yet!) The day after publication day will be spent looking at the giveaways from the launch and selecting the winners. I will be going out in the evening for a meal and a few Proseccos to celebrate.
Do you have any rituals?
I’m still new to this so it’s a bit early to have established any rituals but it would be lovely to get to that stage one day!
If The Silence sounds like it’s up your street then you will definitely want to enter the giveaway to win…
If you want to catch up with the rest of the tour then check out the graphic before to see the who else has been hosting…
Katharine Johnson is a freelance writer and editor and has worked for a variety of magazines. She has a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things Italian (except tiramisu). She grew up in Bristol and has lived in Italy. She currently lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and madcap spaniel. When not writing, she plays netball badly and is a room guide in a stately home. Her next novel The Silence, a psychological/coming of age story set in Tuscany will be published on June 8th.