I thought I’d jump on here and say hello. I hope you’ve all been coping OK throughout lockdown, and keeping well.
At the beginning of lockdown, writing, for me, seemed to flow, but as time went on, I hit blockdown (did you see what I did there?) I found it harder and harder to get words down, and my imagination seemed to dry up as though it had been stranded in the desert. With a deadline approaching for novel 5, I’m not going to lie, I was getting a bit worried I’d never write again. Then suddenly, after several false starts, the words began to flow once more. The new main characters – Alice, Leon and Faith – came to life on the page, and the new setting now feels so real I want to go there. PHEW!
It’s publication week next week for I LIE IN WAIT. My fourth psychological crime thriller is out on FRIDAY! It’s had some amazing reviews so far, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it soon. If you haven’t pre-ordered, and would like to here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/y5c7ovv2
And to celebrate the publication of I LIE IN WAIT, I’m doing a giveaway of a signed copy of HER LAST LIE & TRACES OF HER over on my Facebook author page. It ends tomorrow, so why not pop over! https://www.facebook.com/amandabrittany2/
In other news Karen Clarke and I have finished the first draft of our second co-written book, which will be out early next year. We met up last week for a lovely catch-up, and Karen bought us both THE SECRET SISTER masks and mugs. Oh, and in exciting news, THE SECRET SISTER paperback is out in The Works shops, and on Amazon at the moment for only £2!
The HER LAST LIE movie is in production – although only in the very early stages, with the script being written by Fergal Rock, an award-winning Irish film maker, best known as the screenwriter of Then Came You (2019), starring Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams. As soon as I have more news, I’ll let you know. It’s all VERY exciting.
And finally, for those who have read HER LAST LIE – here’s me on Thursday outside the joke shop Jack goes into in Hunstanton. I’ve been going to Hunstanton every year since I was a child, so it was inevitable one of my characters would go there.
And that’s about it from this neck of the woods.