Living My Best Li(f)e – Exciting new #DigitalOriginals Acquisition by Emma Capron
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that next year we will be welcoming the one and only Claire Frost to the BATC #DigitalOriginals list! We have a long history working together with Claire on her day job as book reviews editor of Fabulous magazine, and she has always been a friend of Books and the City, so it was a no-brainer to come together over a novel. This heart-warming and funny story is the perfect balm for the Insta-weary mind and you are all going to love it!!
Bell had it all, the perfect job, the perfect partner, and on their 10th anniversary she thought she would get the ring… But two weeks later, Bell wakes up to find herself still clutching a wine bottle and the memories of Collin saying those dreaded words: ‘We need to talk…’
Determined to get on with her life before she hits 40, Bell starts following ‘inspirational’ people on Instagram. Her favourite lifestyle guru is @mi_bestlife, whose life seems Insta-perfect but if you were to zoom out of the heavily filtered picture, you’d see reality strike.
Millie is a single mother, with a cute son called Wolfie, whose father is absolutely useless and not much on the scene. Instagram and the profile she has built up online is more ‘best lie’ than ‘best life’. It isn’t until Millie and Bell’s paths finally cross that the two women begin to understand what is real and what it is that they really want.
Claire Frost said, ‘When it comes to women’s fiction, the Books and the City dream team are the best in the business, so when they gave me the opportunity to work with them I couldn’t say yes fast enough. As a debut author, knowing that I have the support and knowledge of Emma and the team behind me at all times is invaluable. I can’t wait to begin my author career with the Digital Originals crew and the wider S&S family.’
Claire Frost grew up in Manchester, the middle of three sisters. She always wanted to do a job that involved writing, so after studying Classics at Bristol University she started working in magazines. For the last 10 years she’s been at The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous magazine, where she is Assistant Editor and also responsible for the title’s book reviews. She can mostly be found at her desk buried under a teetering TBR pile.