I'm very excited to have been given the opportunity to do a cover reveal on my blog today. I get to unveil this gorgeous cover for a new women's fiction novel which is due for release in April 2019 and is called 'Unscripted'. I'd love to hear what you think of this cover, and if you are a fan of women's fiction Unscripted can be pre-ordered via Amazon online now via this link - Unscripted by Claire Handscombe.
A bit about the author ...
Claire Handscombe is a British writer who grew up in London, Brussels, and Suffolk. After she finished high school, she took a year out to work for a church in Guernsey, then went on to Cambridge, where she studied French and Spanish at King’s College.
Though she wrote prolifically as a child, she did so in French, her mother tongue. After she moved back to the UK at the age of 12, she found herself increasingly thinking in English, and with her gradual loss of French came the loss of writing as a creative outlet.
When, by chance, in her late twenties, she started watching The West Wing on a friend’s computer, she fell in love with the series, and Aaron Sorkin’s mastery of language sparked a visceral love of English in her and reignited her desire to write. It also reawakened her political zeal and made her curious to visit the USA in general and Washington, DC, in particular. She was able to do so in 2009, and she was enchanted by the city and became determined to move there – which she did, in 2012, when she began an MFA in Creative Writing at American University. She has lived there since then, having been deemed an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the Government and awarded the relevant visa after finishing her studies.
She remains an avid fan of The West Wing and an active member of its community of devotees. She has met any of the cast, self-published an anthology in 2016 entitled Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives, and helped organise the first ever gathering of fans of the show, The West Wing Weekend, which took place in the DC area in 2018.
To date, she has written five novels, of which Unscripted is the third, and the first to be published. She was recently long-listed for the Bath Novel Award for another. Her journalism, poetry, and essays have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Bustle, Writing Magazine, and the Washington Post. She writes regularly for Book Riot, a major publishing website in the USA, and hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing.
Unscripted by Claire Handscombe
Nobody is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby. Nobody. That's why she's totally going to marry him.
She’s going to write a novel, name the main character after Thom, and find a way to get it to him. Intrigued and flattered, he will read it, fall in love with her prose, and ask to turn it into a movie. She will pretend to think about it, then say: sure, but can I work on it with you? Their eyes will meet over the script… and fade to black.
But with four interwoven lives at play, can anything be that simple?
Thoughtful, quirky, and moving, Unscripted is a story of friendship and second chances, and asks the question: how far can you take your dream?
I'm really looking forward to reading this novel, it looks like just my type of read! I am loving reading more real books, so much better than scrolling on my phone late at night! I'd love to hear what you think - will you pre-order it?
All the information you need is below.
Essential information ...
Author: Claire Handscombe
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publication: April 4 2019
Availability: Paperback & eBook, International
Price: £10.99 paperback £4.99 ebook
Pre-order on Amazon here.
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