Good news, bad news, & lovely news!

There’s good news and bad news within this post. Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around much on social media or my blog. Why? Because I’ve been ill since August.

It also means that my writing has been put on the backburner, so although my new book was supposed to be coming out in the new year, it is still languishing half-finished on my laptop. As soon as I’m well enough, I’ll be writing again, though, so don’t worry that you’ve heard the last of me!

In the meantime, there’s plenty to celebrate. THE PERFECT FRIEND has been having a brilliant month, actually.

At the end of October, Cosmopolitan compiled their list of 22 of the best psychological thriller books to add to your reading list – and sitting at number one was The Perfect Friend!

Click here to read the article in full.

Needless to say, I was over the moon. It meant all the more to me, as they’d also chosen it as a firm favourite for summer! That article can be read here.

The Perfect Friend also been back on Amazon’s bestseller’s list in the UK, hitting Number 5 in the Best Psychological Fiction category, and Number 44 overall. Thank you to everyone who has bought it.

One of my older books, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, also received a lovely boost this month, when it popped into the Noir bestsellers’ list over on Amazon in America, peaking at Number 17 – and it hit No 2 in Crime Fiction!

But even more exciting than that was the fact that, four long years after it was first published, Flowers For The Dead is finally available in audiobook. It’s worth the wait, I can tell you! It’s been created by Tantor Audio and narrated by the very talented Shaun Grindell, and I’m so happy with the finished product. I do hope you love it, too.

If you’d like to find out more about the audiobook (and listen to an excerpt!) here’s the link

So you see, there’s far more good news than bad news – and fingers crossed I’ll soon be well enough to get back into the swing of things.

Have a great weekend x

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Hope you feel better soon, Barbara! xx

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  2. Barbara sorry to hear you have been unwell. Hope you feeling better soon xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Mairead, it’s lovely of you to comment x


  3. Must admit so did wonder where you were Barbara. Hope you’re better these days. Or on the mend at least

    Caryl x

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    1. I’m getting there, Caryl, slowly but surely! Thanks for commenting xx

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  4. Jennie Ensor says:

    Sorry to hear you’re not well Barbara. How frustrating that must be too with your novel unfinished. Lots of positive vibes on their way to you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the positive vibes, Jennie; they’re much appreciated! xx


  5. Carolyn Amate says:

    I was also wondering what happened to you, I hope you feel better soon!♥️

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I’m having to take things very slowly, but I’ll get there! xx


  6. Neats says:

    I hope that your soon feeling much better lovely lady x x x

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    1. Thanks so much, Neats! Much love to you xx


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