I'm not really sure what to say, but almost immediately I pulled That Sadie Thing from general sale in December, I had a change of heart. I thought it would go away, but it hasn't.
You see, I love old books. I'm firmly old-fashioned in the belief that my work will outlive me. Not to the extent, obviously, of Austen or the Brontes, but a small piece of me will carry on. All I can say is that December was a particularly emotional time for me, and now - with distance - I love these stories too much to abandon them.
So here it is, with a brand new cover, and with the three bonus stories which were originally only included in the paperback version (which remains out-of-print for the time being - aside from the copies which live under my desk!)
Re-publishing it has also meant I can tidy up some of the grammatical issues, and my inclination to spell 'smooth' incorrectly through-out. And for the first time, That Sadie Thing will be available on the majority of ebook platforms from 31 March.
To buy on Amazon right now, click right here!
Recently, I created a new group on Facebook aimed at introducing the readers I know with the writers I know.
Most of the writers I know are indie and small press authors. Many of the readers I know don't realise what a wealth of wonderful talent is out there, if they could just find it. So I thought it would be cool to create a group where the two could meet.
It's an idea I've had for a long time, but executed on the spur of the moment, when I had lots of other things I should have been doing, so the group will evolve - I hope - over time.
My aim is to bring together people who are passionate about books, and where readers can discover new authors.
Pop along, and see what's going on!
When I was writing Grace & Serenity, I knew Grace was going to be homeless for a while, but I also planned where her story would go next. In real life, there usually isn’t a plan when people find themselves homeless, and for much of the time there’s no next. This year has been difficult for so many people and proven that anyone can find themselves a position where they need help and support.
Plymouth is very close to my heart, so I was overjoyed when book blogger Literary Flits commented on it specifically in her review:
"Grace’s rapid slide into isolated homelessness is all too plausible though. Crawford vividly describes Plymouth’s urban landscape and I could visualise this city in a different light after having been shown it from Grace’s perspective."
For all copies of Grace & Serenity sold this December, I will be donating half the royalties to Shekinah. My goal is to reach 100 sales this month, which will mean I can provide a complete ‘meal’ for their Christmas appeal, Christmas Menu for Change.
Can you help? Follow this link to buy on Amazon, or this one for other options.
Thank you x