NEWS & REVIEWS
I'm Going to Find You
J D PULLAN
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October 2022: I have had an exciting time since publication and was very flattered to be asked by Troubador Publishing to write a blog article for their website all about my experiences as a first time author. This is being serialised and two instalments have now gone live - the first about book shops and the second social media and how important this is to an author's marketing mix. Click on the highlighted links to see the articles! Some other great news too - thank you to Griffin Books (Penarth) and Waterstones (in both Torquay and Newton Abbot) who are now stocking my paperback too.
September 2022: Had fun visiting Chepstow Library to see Clare Mackintosh and C.L.Taylor in conversation about their new books and their writing. Then ten days later seeing Louise Candlish at the fabulous Appledore Book Festival in North Devon - three of my favourite authors in one month!
August 2022: A huge thank you to Awen Meirion Bookshop in Bala, Gwynedd for stocking copies of my book. Plus some other great news - the third print run sold out this month and the fourth print run has just arrived at the publishers. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought a copy and recommended it to others... and to all the bookshops for stocking it!
July 2022: Delighted to hear from more bookshops who are stocking my book - plus some amazing comments from their customers too. HUGE thank you to Brendon Books in Taunton and Chard Bookshop in Somerset; The Bookery, Crediton; Dogberry & Finch, Okehampton and The Curious Otter, Ottery St Mary in Devon; Book-ish in Crickhowell, Powys and The Book Shop in Bridport, Dorset. Your support is really appreciated.
June 2022: The third print run was completed plus a Bookstagram Tour took place in June which was terrific fun! Do join me on Instagram to find out more and huge thanks to all the Bookstagrammers for their support and wonderful reviews. It was lovely to visit Ullapool Bookshop on our recent visit to Scotland too - and see my book on their front table alongside some very well known authors!
May 2022: Really chuffed that I'm Going To Find You was also recommended by a reader on the Seasalt Words Facebook reading group and is now also stocked in Tenby Bookshop and Victoria Bookshop in Haverfordwest, South Wales plus Ullapool Bookshop in Scotland.
April 2022: So proud of my great niece Mia - the cover star - holding a copy in her local Waterstones in Barnstaple, it is such a gorgeous photo.
Had great fun with both Tintern Book Club at the fabulous Wye Valley Hotel (left) and Chepstow U3A Bookworms in St Arvans (right) this month too. I love hearing how my book has made readers reminisce about the 1976 heatwave and holidays at the seaside - at least six people have booked holidays to Cornwall since reading it including one lady who has booked a surprise trip for her daughter so they can visit all the locations in the story because they enjoyed it so much!
Really exciting to know Stroud Bookshop, the Three Counties Bookshop in Ledbury and Alison's Bookshop in Tewkesbury are now also stocking it in the Cotswolds. I really appreciate the support from all the local bookshops.
March 2022 : Had great fun joining the Caldicot Bookaholics this month plus I am delighted that so many book shops are now stocking my novel including: Chepstow Book Shop, Stephen's Bookshop (Monmouth), Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights (Bath), LizNojan (Tiverton), Hurley Books (Mevagissey), The Book Shop (Liskeard), Walter Henry's (Bideford), Astors (Chagford), Bookstop (Tavistock), Spencer Thorn (Bude), The Bookshelf (Saltash), Wadebridge Bookshop, Shrew Books (Fowey), Edge of the World (Penzance) and Waterstones in Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstaple & Truro with more on the way.
Although it is widely available online it is amazing to see it on the shelves as well. Thank you so much to all these shops for supporting a debut author like me and please do support your local bookshop if you can either in person, ordering by phone or via www.bookshop.org
February 2022 : It's been fun to visit some local bookshops to chat about my book and I must thank everyone who has made me so welcome. Although it is widely available online it would be fabulous to see it on the shelves as well, so fingers crossed it will be at some point in the future! There are so many wonderful book stores - this is Book-ish in the lovely town of Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's great to meet so many book lovers and I'm hoping to do some more visits in the Westcountry, the location of the story and where I grew up, very soon too. In the meantime it is fabulous to hear from readers letting me know how much they are enjoying it.
January 2022 : I had my first ever visit to a book club as the 'guest author' and what a fantastic bunch they were! A massive thank you to Tidenham Book Club for making me feel so incredibly welcome (and Vicky for hosting) and for a truly fabulous evening. We didn't stop talking for three hours and your feedback was extremely useful. Thank you not only for inviting me but for reading and enjoying my book so much, it really means a lot. I have so many new ideas now I am even more excited about book number two!
I am very excited to have been invited to join a few book clubs in 2022 to discuss my novel, the inspiration behind it and my 'writing journey'. If you would be interested in something similar, or would like to sign up for my newsletter, please do get in touch!
COMMENTS FROM READERS INCLUDE:
"Brilliant! Just Brilliant!"
"A great sense of pace and tension, the storyline is mysterious and compelling."
"Emily is such a true to life, girl-next-door character I really felt for her and, whereas I normally do,
I never guessed the ending - it was brilliant."
"The premise is fascinating, and hinging everything on a child’s memory is a clever device, it leaves room for doubt, both in the protagonist herself and in the minds of your readers."
"I just couldn’t put it down and read it all the way through from beginning to end,
and there’s only a very few books I’ve ever done that with!"
"There were twists and turns right from the get go, and when I thought I knew what had happened...
the direction of my thought changed again!"
"It made me laugh, it made me cry.I just had to keep reading to find out what happened."