Twitter book club!

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I’ve been on my travels with Mr S and Little S for the last month or so. We’ve been to Frinton in Essex and up to Glasgow… Tomorrow, I’ll be on twitter at UK time and 1.30pm EST with the Jewish Council Book Council and talking about ‘The Gallery of Vanished Husbands’. To join in the chat use the hashtag: #JLit

See you there!

Not Another Happy Ending (Or, a very happy ending indeed)

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I can’t quite believe it — Mr S’s novel arrived today! There’s nothing quite like seeing your book in print for the first time. A real, published book. And this one is dedicated to me and to Little S. My first dedication (at thirty-three) and Little S’s (at one and a bit).

This story has been part of our family for a while. I remember Mr S telling me about this idea he had for a story on our first date. And now here it is — both a film and a novel! Very weird and amazing.

For those of you who want to know what it’s about… Not Another Happy Ending is a romantic comedy about writer’s block and sponge cake. Novelist Jane Lockhart has ground to a halt on the book that’s going to save the neck of her struggling, indie publisher and ex-boyfriend, Tom Duvall. As Tom sees it, the trouble is that Jane’s too happy to finish her latest misery lit hit. So, to break her block he sets about ruining everything in her life that’s making her happy.

We’re often asked what it’s like having two writers living together under one (thatched) roof… and this is one of the things Mr S writes about in his novel.

The film is out at selected cinemas from tomorrow (11th October). Can’t wait to see it on the big screen. For a cinema near you, check out :

All a bit too exciting. Need to go and have a cup of tea.

Bunny’s Book Tour

I’m just back from an amazing tour with Mr S, Little S and Bunny. We experienced floods in Colorado, crazed traffic in LA, a crocodile in San Francisco (ok, it was in the aquarium and looked mostly asleep) and quested for the perfect bagels in NYC.

I’ve learned many things while touring with a one year old. These include: once you’ve packed the very small person’s very large suitcase, you will have no room for shoes. You will give a book talk with bits of banana welded to your jacket. And, forget Bunny at your peril. There was one sticky non-banana or yogurt related incident when I was in a car on the way to an event at the lovely RJulia book store in Connecticut and we realised that Bunny was in my bag and not with Little S in NYC. Mr S has forgiven me. Just.

Superbaby looks down over Manhattan...

Superbaby looks down over Manhattan…

Thanks so much to all the readers who came to my events and to the fabulous bookstores and booksellers at Vromans in Pasadena, BookPassage in San Francisco, RJ.Julia in Maddison and The Tattered Cover in Denver.