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Publication Day

Ignoring Gravity by Sandra DanbyThe day is here at last, my novel Ignoring Gravity is published today as an e-book. Click here to buy now at Amazon

To find out what it’s about, click here to watch the book trailer.
To hear me talk about how I wrote the book, click here.

Coming soon… the Ignoring Gravity paperback. To keep up-to-date with news about my books, sign-up here to receive my e-newsletter [published 1-2 times a year]

Pre-order ‘Ignoring Gravity’ now

Reserve your copy of my novel Ignoring Gravity by pre-ordering at Amazon. Simply click here to pre-order and the e-book will be sent to your Kindle on the day of publication: November 21, 2014. IG's pre-order button on Amazon 11-11-14To find out what it’s about, click here to watch the book trailer.
To hear me talk about how I wrote the book, click here.
Coming soon… the Ignoring Gravity paperback.

Coming soon… the Ignoring Gravity paperback. To keep up-to-date with news about my books, sign-up here to receive my e-newsletter [published 1-2 times a year]
Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby

 

‘Ignoring Gravity’ by Sandra Danby [UK: Beulah Press]

Explaining the silence

Those of you who also follow my writing blog may have noticed an absence of posts this week. That’s because my writing blog is being transferred to a new author website, to coincide with the publication of my debut novel Ignoring Gravity later this month. More details coming soon…
5 to remember
a falta de – in the absence of
ésta semana – this week
el autor/la autora – the author
el sitio de web – website
la novela de debut – the debut novel
Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby

‘Ignoring Gravity’ by Sandra Danby [UK: Beulah]

‘Ignoring Gravity’: disponible ahora!

My novel Ignoring Gravity is now available to pre-order. Hurrah!

Ignoring Gravity by Sandra DanbyFor those of you who’ve been reading the instalments on my writing blog and just want to order the book, please click here. At this stage, no money is taken from your card. Provisional price is £9.99. Publication date is provisionally September 2014.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here to read the first chapter for free…
… and here to read the second chapter.
… or watch the book trailer here
Muchas gracias!

5 to remember
disponible – available
pedir – to order
un pedido – an order [a written order to buy something]
las entregas – the instalments
la novela – the novel

This is where I write…

… when we are in Spain, with a basic Acer laptop and a Malm desk from Ikea at Malaga. This morning the sky is grey though rain is not forecast until the weekend. So I will take the opportunity and spend the morning sitting outside on the terrace, wrapped up in a sweater and scarf and supplied with copious mugs of tea. mist after rain3 19-3-13 (2)I’m copy-editing the manuscript of Ignoring Gravity at the moment, ready for the launch of ‘Britain’s Next Bestseller’ on March 28. I enjoy copy-editing, that must be the journalist in me. We used to proofread our pages so much that by the time the magazine was published, we didn’t want to read it ever again. It is a truth that other people’s mistakes shine out of the page, but it’s impossible to see your own errors. So I’m pleased to have other people copy-editing it too. To read more about Ignoring Gravity, click here.

After reading for a couple of hours, I’ll take a break and give my eyes a rest. I find weeding is particularly mind-clearing and is often followed by a productive writing session. my desk - spain 26-4-13 (2)The room where I write here has two windows. The smallest looks out at a fig tree where early on a summer morning I may be lucky enough to see a shy golden oriole, but not yet for this wet chilly spring has deterred them. The leaves are not fully filling the trees, and that’s where the orioles prefer to hide. The larger sliding window admits onto a small terrace ringed by pots of herbs – mint, parsley, dill, chives, basil – and lots of red geraniums, and overhung by an enormous rose bush studded with red blooms. I still find it amazing that geraniums continue to flower here, all year.

The bookshelves throughout the house are piled with fiction – read and to-be read – plus gardening books, guide books about Spain, books about birds, wild flowers, insects, reptiles, Spanish history, Spanish novels, and my Spanish language text books and notebooks which I should re-read more often than I do.

To find out more about ‘Britain’s Next Bestseller’, and how you will be able to pre-order your copy of Ignoring Gravity on March 28, click here.

5 to remember
básico/a – basic
el portátil – laptop
el escritorio – the desk
la oportunidad – opportunity
un jersey – a sweater

IGNORING GRAVITY: next Bestseller?

I am delighted to announce my novel Ignoring Gravity has been signed to take part in the launch of ‘Britain’s Next Bestseller’ on March 28, 2014. thomas a becket - photo david austin roses 27-5-13This is a new publishing imprint where you, the readers, can select which books go into print. If I achieve a minimum pre-order target of 250 sales of Ignoring Gravity, I will be awarded with a publishing contract for book and e-book formats. You will be able to place your pre-order for Ignoring Gravity on a special website to be launched on March 28. Watch out for more details here.

Ignoring Gravity is the story of two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Start reading the story of Rose Haldane and her sister Lily from episode one, now, by clicking here to connect to my writing blog. Sadly for those who have been reading the story by instalments, you will now to wait for the book to be published before you find out how it ends!

To learn more about ‘Britain’s Next Bestseller’ and how you can place your pre-orders, click here.