The Girl Who Came Home – to the UK and Ireland!

The Girl Who Came Home ARE

Just when you think things can’t possibly get any more exciting, this happens – the Advance Reader Edition of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, copies of which arrived at my publisher today! I am literally pinching myself (whilst sipping a glass of prosecco!) I’m so thrilled with the cover and to see the actual book is a very special thing.

Also, I’m delighted to announce that in addition to the US release in April 2014, THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME will also be published in the UK/Ireland by HarperCollins 360. The publication date for the US is April 1 and for the UK/Ireland is April 24.  I have a sneaky feeling that April 2014 is going to be a very ‘jumping up and down and grinning a lot ‘ kind of month!

And finally, I am thrilled to be launching a brand new website in January, so thank you to everyone who has visited my site here at Whims and Tonic and shared my path to publication with me. There were plenty of bumps in the road but I got there, eventually! The new website is so hopefully you’ll visit and sign up to keep receiving my updates when the site goes live in early January.

Until then, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all good things for 2014.

Hazel x


The Girl Who Came Home – available to pre-order!

The Girl Who Came Home

I’m not sure if I will ever stop getting butterflies in my tummy when I post updates like this, because I am so excited to see that the new paperback version of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME is now available to pre-order on Amazon!

The link to the Amazon page is here and the pre-order price is $9.48. The book will be available on April 1, 2014.

This time last year, I’d just completed my second novel and was anxiously awaiting feedback from the publishers it had been submitted to. I am now working on edits of that second novel which is due to be published in January 2015 and here I am, blogging about my first novel’s pre-order status. What a difference twelve months can make!

Ta dah! New cover reveal …..

Frankly, it is just too blimmin’ exciting for words, so without further ado, I give you the beautiful new cover for THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME. So excited, so excited, so excited …… !!!!!

The Girl Who Came Home


Available in paperback and ebook, April 2014

I am now going to run around a field and do some cartwheels!