I’m so thrilled to announce that my next novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, will be published in spring 2021 by Allen & Unwin, in the UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada). You can read the news of the acquisition in The Bookseller here (paywalled, but non-subscribers can view a few articles per month). The official blurb … Continue reading New novel coming June 2021
Francesca’s next novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, will be published in June 2021 by Allen & Unwin, in the UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada). You can read the news of the acquisition in The Bookseller here (paywalled, but non-subscribers can view a few articles per month), and a blog post here, where Francesca gives some … Continue reading The Cookbook of Common Prayer
If you’re in or near London, come along on 9th December (6:30pm) to hear me, Sophie Mackintosh (author of The Water Cure), and Season Butler (author of Cygnet). I’m looking forward to chatting with these two terrific writers, and discussing the coals-to-Newcastle challenge of writing dystopian literature in our current political and environmental hellscape. You can book … Continue reading British Academy event, 9th Dec
Not long now until the release of the final book in the Fire Sermon trilogy, The Forever Ship, which is coming out (in hardback) on June 29th (in the UK – December 5th in the US). The book has an ominously evocative cover (courtesy of designer Charlotte Abrams-Simpson), and I’m so excited that readers can finally discover the … Continue reading The Forever Ship: release news, & upcoming events
Book 3 of the Fire Sermon trilogy She can see the future but can she change it? Paloma’s arrival, with news of Elsewhere and the possibility of a world free of the fatal bond between twins, has given Cass and the resistance a hope worth fighting for. But they are facing a Council more powerful … Continue reading The Forever Ship
A couple of upcoming events in the North West, and in London: you can catch me at Gladfest (Wales); the Chester Literature Festival; and Waterstones Piccadilly.
Big thanks to all who came along to The Map of Bones launch at Forbidden Planet, which was a great evening. There are two upcoming events that you’re warmly welcome to come along to – though (confusingly) they’re both on the same night, Tues 26th April.
On Thursday 7th April, I’ll be celebrating the launch of The Map of Bones with an event at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, in London.
Yesterday I wrote about the cover design process from the author’s perspective. Today, Alexandra Allden, the wonderful HarperVoyager cover designer who created The Fire Sermon‘s covers, was kind enough to give her point of view on the process of making the beautiful paperback cover:
As we get closer to revealing the cover for The Map of Bones (the sequel to The Fire Sermon), I thought it might be interesting to give a glimpse behind the scenes into the cover design process for The Fire Sermon, especially the paperback cover.