If you know anything about publishing, you’ll know that things move very slowly – at least from an author’s point of view. It’s been a year since I signed with Transworld and Flatiron and the bulk of the work at my end has been editing When We Were Silent and drafting Book 2. But exciting things have been happening behind the scenes. We have covers, blurbs, publication dates, pre-order links and advance copies!
You can now download review copies of When We Were Silent on Netgalley and Edelweiss in the US and it will be coming soon to both in the UK. (Netgalley is a website where you can request early copies of books in return for a review.) If you love it, please review it on Netgalley/Edelweiss and share the love on Goodreads. You can also add it as “Want to read” on Goodreads – this helps build interest and anticipation.
Something else you can do to generate interest is to pre-order the book: UK / US / Ireland (coming soon). All pre-orders count towards the first week of sales so it helps hugely for getting on the bestseller lists.
I am beside myself with excitement to see it go out into the world. I hope you love it as much as I do. Here’s the blurb:
“I’m not here for prestige, I’m here for revenge.”
For fans of MY DARK VANESSA and THE SECRET HISTORY, When We Were Silent is a propulsive, bold exploration of power, privilege, corruption and retribution.
‘This book absolutely nails what it feels like to be young, female, powerless, and dead set on redemption.’ Julia Heaberlin
‘Taut, compelling, powerful and devastatingly relevant. A sensational debut.’ Louise O’Neill
Lou Manson is an outsider when she joins the final-year class at Highfield Manor, Dublin’s most exclusive private school. Beyond the granite pillars and the wrought-iron gates is a world of wealth, privilege and potential. But Highfield is also hiding a dark secret… and Lou is here to expose it.
When Lou befriends the beautiful and talented Shauna Power, her plans are thrown into turmoil. Speaking out against the school would mean betraying Shauna, and Lou soon discovers that the Highfield elite will go to any lengths to protect their own reputation – even when the consequences are fatal.
Thirty years later, Lou is called to testify in a new lawsuit against Highfield. But telling the truth means confronting her past – and there is one story she swore she’d never tell…