I know this is hard on my U.S. readers. I wish I didn’t have to divide books and readers into countries. But, for those of you who don’t know, the selection of my novel Love in the Present Tense for the Richard and Judy Book Club (if you’re in the U.S, think Oprah Book Club with a British accent) changed my U.K. career significantly. As a result, I’m able to market books directly to my British publisher, even as I’m still in the process of finding a new adult publisher here in the U.S.
So, if you’re one of my U.K. readers, good news.
I have just signed a contract for three new novels (over the next three years) with Transworld Publishers.
It’s time to tell you a little about the first of those three.
It’s called Second Hand Heart, and it’s the story of an emotionally charged relationship between a man who just lost his beloved wife in a car crash and the young woman who receives her donor heart. It delves into that mystery of “cellular memory,” the apparent explanation behind the curious phenomenon of transplant recipients experiencing trace memories of their donors. And it’s tentatively scheduled for fall 2010 release.
If you’re one of my U.S. readers, two small consolations: One, I’ll do a giveaway when it comes out, the way I did with When I Found You. Two, you can always buy a book from the U.K. It just costs a lot more to ship it, for which I apologize.
At some point I’ll likely match these same adult novels (adult as opposed to YA, not adult as in...well, you know what I mean) with a U.S. publisher. And of course you’ll hear about it in this blog first.
So...wait for it...please stay tuned
PS: Hooray for Red Room. Guess what I just learned? If you hit the Powell's link for When I Found You, it's available for sale from a Powell's "international partner" for what seems like a reasonable fee ($4 extra). I learn something new every day!
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