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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Trapeze books are delighted to announce the Goodreads Giveaway for Isabel Ashdown’s twisty new thriller about family secrets and betrayal: Little Sister … register your interest now to be in with the chance of winning one of twenty copies this December!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown

Little Sister
by Isabel Ashdown

Giveaway ends December 15, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Dark, compelling and beautifully twisty … have you read Isabel yet?

Latest News from Isabel Ashdown

The autumn newsletter is out now, including details of a special eBook pre-order price for Little Sister … as well as an exclusive early extract from the book!  Click on the image below to read the full newsletter:

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An evening of readings at Kingston Writing School

On Wednesday 2nd November, Isabel will be join children’s author Sue Wallman at Kingston University for an evening of readings and audience Q&A with Kingston Writing School.  Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!

For more information, click on the logo below:

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Twitter Crime Night In!

Next week sees the launch of new Orion imprint, Trapeze books, and to celebrate they’re holding a series of ‘New Voices’ events throughout the week.  To kick off, Trapeze will host Isabel and fellow authors Lara Dearman and Sarah Naughton for the Twitter Crime Night In – an hour of quick-fire questions, conversation and audience participation.  To follow the interviews simply switch on to Twitter on Monday 3rd October, 7-8pm, and use the hashtag #KillerNightIn !

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Developing Characters – short course with Isabel Ashdown

Do you yearn for a bit of time and space to work on your characters?  This weekend writing course at West Dean College could be just the thing you need – led by novelist and tutor Isabel Ashdown.

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west-dean-nov-2016-1The breathtaking setting of West Dean house and gardens provides a haven of peace and tranquility in which to study and work – and if you feel like really treating yourself, residential options are available.

Date: 25-27 November 2016

Venue: West Dean College, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 0QZ

Isabel Ashdown Website HeaderCourse Content: Great characters are at the heart of great fiction – the most compelling stories contain unforgettable characters we are curious about and believe in. Through guided discussion, exercises around point of view and hands-on writing this course will help you to transform your existing characters and encourage you to unearth a few new ones along the way.

For full course details, please visit the West Dean College website here.

Presenting … Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown

Little Sister by Isabel AshdownTrapeze are delighted to share the stunning new cover for Little Sister … out on ebook April 2017 and in paperback July 2017!

To keep up with all the news, competitions and events in the run up to release, you can sign up to Isabel’s newsletter here – we promise not to spam you with endless emails (it only goes out a few times a year) 🙂

‘My Life in Books’ by Isabel Ashdown

Colour Coded ShelfieThis month I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to book blogger extraordinaire, Anne Cater, about the books that have shaped my reading life.

Read more about my choices here, from Roald Dahl to Raymond Carver, from Adrian Mole to Catherine Dollanganger …

New Isabel Ashdown novel announced for 2017

Trapeze logo #2We are delighted to reveal news of the forthcoming novel from Isabel Ashdown, recently announced in a two-book deal with Trapeze, the exciting new imprint from The Orion Publishing Group.

Sam Eades, senior commissioning editor at Orion said of the acquisition: ‘The complex relationship between sisters continues to fascinate readers, from Rosamund Lupton’s Sister to SK Tremayne’s The Ice Twins. A sister can be our closest friend, and also our deadliest enemy. What is so clever about Little Sister is that Isabel Ashdown offers something fresh and distinctive. She pairs an unforgettable premise with two intriguing narrative voices that will have readers hooked from the very first page. I’m delighted to have signed Isabel Ashdown to new imprint Trapeze, and she has lots of in-house fans who can’t wait to see what she will write next!’

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To read the full article, including comments from Isabel and her agent Kate Shaw, click here.

For all enquiries regarding foreign rights, interviews and review copies please email Sam Eades: Sam.Eades@orionbooks.co.uk

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