It’s Saturday. One week until the end of the A to Z Challenge.
Today I am writing about ‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’, the best ever debut novel written by Amanda Fleet, my writing buddy. You can order a copy here, and even get a discount.
I haven’t read it. Amanda had this one in the bag before I turned up. I have ‘met’ a couple of the characters. They turn up in a novella that Amanda is planning to let people have for free.
The protagonist, Summer is someone I would like to spend some time with; tough, but good fun, I think. She also has a medical condition that I had never heard of; synasthesia. Broadly, any emotion Summer feels is ‘in colour’. Mad. But great.
I’m looking forward to the release, I have pre-ordered a paperback version.
Obviously, when ‘clouds’ sells well and Amanda topples J.K. Rowling, I’ll claim all the credit.
‘She’d be nobody without me, you know.’
Go and pre-order one. If you are an e-book person, sign up to her website and get notified the moment the novel is available in your preferred format.
Remember, you heard it here first.
‘The Wrong Kind of Clouds’.
Amanda is my writing buddy.
We have never met. We exchange messages on social media, by e-mail and sometimes by post.
Amanda is a woman of many talents. University lecturer, PHD, runner, stationery addict and most importantly, writer.
She is completing the A to Z Challenge – you can visit her here. Her stationery blog is worth a quick look too, but I warn you; stationery is seriously addictive. My novel needs to succeed to support my stationery habit.
Her first novel is coming out soon, in fact there is a launch event at Waterstones in St Andrews. (She is a proper author!)
I was sitting looking at two sprawling first drafts, trying to work out what the hell to do next. Amanda and I ‘met’ on Twitter. She has been incredibly generous in sharing her approach in producing a book, and unstintingly supportive. It is no exaggeration to say that without Amanda, the best debut novel that I have ever written will not ever see the light of day.
For that reason, my first post in this A to Z Challenge is a simple thank you to Amanda.
Many people are aiming to complete the A to Z Challenge – this is the list. Go and check some out, obviously Amanda’s first.
This is the first of 26 posts in April (Sundays we get to rest) as part of the A to Z Challenge.