The Complete Ivy Lane Story Now Available to Pre-order!
Yippee! Ivy Lane will be available as a paperback from February 26th 2015!
All four seasons have been wrapped up together in one complete novel and will be sold through bookshops and online, both as a paperback and a ebook. Ivy Lane is the story of Tilly Parker who takes on an unloved plot of land at her local allotments, Ivy Lane. Over the course of the year, her allotment comes back to life, and unexpectedly so does she. But while literally thousands have readers have downloaded the story as an ebook series, I have had some wistful comments from readers who wanted to wait until the novel came out in paperback to join in with the fun and now they can!
Once a story has been written and edited the next exciting thing for a writer is to see how the art department has visualised the cover for the book. This is one of my favourite parts of the publishing process and I am very fortunate to work with Transworld and illustrator Kate Forrester on my covers.
The cover for the paperback was a tricky thing to get right. It had to be in-keeping and yet totally separate to the covers for the ebook series. I think it is perfect and I especially love the wellies on the spine!
The publication date has been set just a couple of weeks before Mother’s Day and the sales team and I are hoping that it proves a popular gift for mums. My own mum said this about it, “I thought it was great. It was like a hot bowl of soup on a winter’s day. I was so sad to come to the end.’
And her mum (who incidentally is 90 today – Happy Birthday Nanna!) said, ‘The best read I’ve had in ages, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. In fact, I’m going to read it again.’