The Secrets of Life and Death comes out on the 10th October *squeals in a mixture of excitement and terror*. I shall find out if it's a dud or not as far as readers go over the next few months - you never can tell. I've read some masterful books that didn't sell well, and some real monsters that have been bestsellers. That's not monster in a good way, that's terrible writing, thin story, unbelievable characters.
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It's being recorded as an audiobook with two great voice artists, one reading the contemporary strand and another doing the historical.
I've written a website: www.rebecca-alexander.co.uk and I've joined two writers' groups. I've also started teaching again, which I love. Life is going well.
I've been blogging for Mslexia, which has been great. What a fantastic opportunity to reach a whole load of new people - who like books!
I have no idea really what happens next. On my MA, we had an editor come to speak to us from Pan Macmillan. He said about 1 in 10 books flies off the shelf, a couple do moderately well, and the rest don't make good sales, and cost the publisher money. It's like having a lottery ticket - you might win big but probably won't. Except you've narrowed the competition down a bit. Helen Fielding's bringing out the next Bridget Junes book on the same day... who doesn't like a bit of a challenge?