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    Flappy Entertains
    by Santa Montefiore
    2020/11/24  |  Features  |  

    I’m so excited about Flappy! I mean, don’t we all need cheering up? We’ve been living through the most depressing of times. We need to laugh. We need to be entertained; and Flappy is the person to do it. At least, she did it for me. Back in April, during …

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    The Long Way Home
    by SJV
    2020/11/23  |  Features  |  

    We are so thrilled to reveal the jacket for the brand-new novel from Fanny Blake. Fanny is new to Simon & Schuster, but will be familiar to many readers as the author of emotionally rich novels about women taking control of their lives and seizing the day. This new novel, …

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    The Beginner’s Guide To Loneliness
    by SJV
    2020/10/26  |  Features  |  

    As you will remember, we bought not one, but TWO debut novels from our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay2019 open submissions day… so it’s with huge excitement that we can now proudly introduce you to the second… *drum roll* INTRODUCING… The Beginner’s Guide to Loneliness by Laura Bambrey The second book that made us …

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    A Family Reunion
    by Patrica Scanlan
    2020/10/26  |  Features  |  

    I never really know what sorts of books I’m going to write, nor do I have any plan for a book, preferring to wait for an idea to come to me, in some way, shape or form, when I least expect it. Some of my best ideas have come to …

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    Three’s A Crowd
    by SJV
    2020/10/26  |  Features  |  

    I’m DELIGHTED to announce that we’ve already bought not one, but TWO novels from our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay2020 open submissions day held in July! My timeline was bursting at the seams with over a hundred pitches, and I ended up calling in a record number of entries, but there were two very …

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    by SJV
    2020/10/19  |  Features  |  

    We are super excited to announce that Simon & Schuster’s Books and the City project will be hosting a second #DigitalOriginals open submission day in partnership with the Romantic Novelists’ Association. In a twist on the #RNANWSOneDay held on 15th September 2020, which was open exclusively for members of the …

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    The World at my Feet
    by Catherine Isaac
    2020/10/13  |  Features  |  

    The World at my Feet, my third novel writing as Catherine Isaac, is a story about two women and two very different worlds. Ellie is a gardener. Her garden in the idyllic English countryside is not just her pride and joy, it’s also her sanctuary. Because, although she spends most …

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    The Bookshop of Second Chances
    by Jackie Fraser
    2020/10/08  |  Features  |  

    ‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it’ – Toni Morrison Luckily for me, writing is not like being a pop star; you can be published at any age. It’s taken quite a while to get to the point …

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    by Milly Johnson
    2020/10/07  |  Features  |  

    In I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, six people are locked down in an inn over the Christmas period. They can’t travel anywhere because the snow is too thick, so they have to make the best of it. They could stare at the fire and huff a lot …

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    Music, me, and Love Songs for Sceptics
    by Christina Pishiris
    2020/09/30  |  Features  |  

    Hi! I was quite obsessional as a kid. I didn’t just like a band or singer, I lived and breathed them. I kept a scrapbook filled with cuttings from magazines and papers, I blu-tacked their faces to my bedroom walls, and I painstakingly copied their dance routines. (I can still …