Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Dawning

My second novel, recently re-titled ‘The Dawning’ (originally ‘Before the Light’), is to be published by innovative, new Nottingham press, Weathervane, in January 2010!

We signed contracts last week. I’m so happy I could pop.

I have many people to thank, and lots to do – January doesn’t seem very far away at all. But for now, here’s a brief outline of ‘The Dawning’:

It is New Year’s Eve, a time for fresh beginnings - but for each member of the fragmenting Haywood family, this night could mark the end.

With mother Stella battling depression and father Philip determined to escape, eleven-year-old Zachary and his teenage sister Nicola are forced to fend for themselves when confronted by their own worst fears.

Set against a backdrop of wintry beauty on the edge of a Peak District town, ‘The Dawning’ explores the darkness that can arise even at the heart of a family, over the course of a single devastating night.

13 comments:

Caroline said...

I can't wait to read it! SO so so happy for you! x

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh I am SO looking forward to reading this novel! It has reminded me of that wonderful short story you worte last Christmas. Congratulations. xo

Kate Lord Brown said...

Yey! Bravo Megan - well done! x

Eli Regan said...

Really looking fwd to it...

Nice new title! Punchy!

Nik Perring said...

Sounds fab! Congrats! And the Peak District's right near me, so a bit of local interest too!

Nik

Megan said...

Thank you all so very, very much, you lovely, supportive people!

I'm a bit excited (-;

Lesley Samantha Brant said...

Very excited! Looking forward to that, well done Megan!!

Megan said...

Thank you tons!!

Shanta Everington said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pleased for you! Absolutely brilliant news, Megan.

Megan said...

Cheers lovely Shanta! xx

DJ Kirkby said...

Still all squidgy excited for you which I know is a bit silly but I can't help it :) I have a fabulous book to give away on my Chez Aspie blog from Sunday so please stop by and join in the fun. x

Megan said...

Still feeling a bit squidgy myself Denyse - actually more like electric butterflies!
Shall pop right over
mx

E Regan said...

just to say I'm here as ereganphoto as well promoting my wedding photography! thanks....