Lots of people have been asking lately when my next book is out. The answer is March 27, 2014 (The Time Of Our Lives), but if you can’t wait until then, you might be interested in an exclusive ebook I’ve been busy writing. I set out to pack as much comedy and drama as I could into a shorter space than I’m used to and, consequently, it was fantastic fun to write. It’ll be published on February 6, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and it’s called The Mini Break. You can read all about it – and indeed pre-order it here.
Jane appeared on Will Batchelor’s show on Radio Merseyside to talk about books, chips and (not her specialist subject) football. Listen to the full interview here:-
THE WISH LIST is now officially on sale in Australia and New Zealand! To celebrate publication of the novel, I’ve taken over a fabulous website called The Sweet Escape. Whether you’re Down Under or anywhere else in the world, check out the website now for everything from my favourite cake recipe (Calories per serving: Don’t ask), obsession with Karen Millen jeans and my adventures in Iceland (the country, not the purveyor of frozen prawn vol au vonts) as I researched several chapters in The Wish List. It’s a tough job this . . .
I’d thought today was irredeemable after stepping on the scales for the first time following my pregnancy. I’d hoped to be pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t.
Then, like magic, some news arrived in my inbox that cheered me right up: ‘All The Single Ladies’ has been nominated for a RoNA award!
It’s in the Romantic Comedy category and I’m in esteemed company – up against Jenny Colgan, Victoria Connelly, Nicola Doherty, Belinda Jones and Jane Wenham-Jones. We find out who’s won at a glittering ceremony (surely the best kind) on 26th February… and as if that wasn’t enough, Richard and Judy are the hosts. I can’t wait!
I spent this New Year’s Eve inhaling mood-altering substances, making a lot of noise and, ultimately, falling madly in love. Yes, I saw out 2012 by giving birth to my new baby boy, who we have named Isaac. He came into the world on December 31st at 10.21am, with the aid of what I suspect are record volumes of gas and air – although given that he weighed a not insubstantial 9lb 11oz, that was probably no surprise. Life feels slightly chaotic at the moment but I’m absolutely loving having my little bundle of joy around – he’s slotted into life in the Costello household very nicely! xx