Many congratulations to the wonderful Amy Nickell on the publication of Confessions of a Single Mum, which is out in hardback today from Headline!
When Amy Nickell left university, she managed to nab herself a real life paid job as a celebrity reporter in London town. She literally got paid to ask Robert Downey Junior out for Nando’s, while living with her gay best friend, their Harry Styles cardboard cutout and their pet toad, Snoop Frog, and drank prosecco way before it was in fashion. Things were good, they were fun, they definitely weren’t serious. However, that life took a very grown up, very serious detour when Amy found herself expecting the unexpected and pregnant age 24. Pregnant and without a boyfriend. And so her life took on an altogether new direction…
Now it’s time for Amy to debunk single mum myths, delve into the world of dating (nothing ruins sexy sofa snogging ambience like the watchful eye of Daddy Pig), and talk about going back to work just ten days after giving birth, lactating WAY too close to Simon Cowell, as well as answering the questions that come with having a family that is anything but nuclear.
Amy’s wonderfully frank, honest and hilarious story will inspire other parents to own their single status as well as anyone whose life has thrown them a curveball.
Confessions of a Single Mum is the relatable glimpse behind-the-scenes of Single Mum-dom that you never knew you needed – whether you’re a mum or whether you’re an observer who just wants to know the truth…
You can pick up your own special delivery of Confessions of a Single Mum here . . .
. . . and you can stay up to date with Amy’s writing on Twitter @AmyNicks_
We’re delighted that State Secrets, the 28th book in Quintin Jardine’s Bob Skinner series is released in paperback today.
A shocking act of violence at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh’s toughest cop into a complex new case…
Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minister is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull.
Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation. Reunited with Met Police Commander Neil McIlhenney, he has forty-eight hours to crack the case – before the press unleash their wrath.
There are many in the tangled web of government with cause to act. But the outcome will be one that not even Skinner himself could predict…
Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May, State Secrets has been winning praise since its hardback publication last October: ‘Gripping, complex and seemingly impossible to resolve until the carefully-crafted finale’, said one reader, and the Observer noted that it’s ‘well constructed, fast-paced…with many an ingenious twist and turn’.
You can get your own copy of State Secrets in paperback here . . .
. . . and you can stay up to date with Quintin and his writing on Twitter @QuintinJardine