The House That Alice Built by Christine Penhall

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Claire Sheldon’s debut book – Perfect Lie

Claire Sheldon's debut novel, Perfect Lie,  is published by Ruby Fiction on e-book on 16th June, so I thought it would be nice to catch up with her so she could tell us about her road to publication and what she has coming up next.     Tell us about the book...

Choc Lit Virtual Festival round up

As part of the Choc Lit Virtual Book Festival recently, I recorded a chat with my BBC Essex friend and colleague, Tony Fisher about books, writing, and about finally getting published. You can hear it here:     I also asked...

The House That Alice Built photo tour

The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, where I lived many years ago. It made a huge impression on me and some of the locations I use in the book are real, whereas others are a mixture of reality and imagination based on other beautiful places in...

Audrey Bowling – an artist inspired by the landscape

  The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, and its pretty streets, gorgeous beaches and beautiful setting inspired me to write the novel. Alice herself rediscovers her creative side when she's there, and finds what she sees and feels enables her...

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My first novel, The House That Alice Built published by Ruby Fiction is available on e-book and audio. The paperback is being published in August, it can be pre-ordered from Waterstones, Foyles, Amazon and The Book Depository. Please click here for further details.
In July’s edition of Essex Life Magazine I wrote about how I achieved my ambition and became a published author. Click here to read it.