Book: You, Me and Other People
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Genre: Commercial Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Harper Fiction (Harpercollins)
- 25th February 2015 Kindle and digital edition
- 25th February 2015 Trade Paperback available Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
- 18th June 2015 UK Mass Paperback
I’m Fionnuala, pronounced “Finoola”, am older than I’ll ever admit and am Irish, living in Ascot. I am really proud to day that I’m a writer. Before my writing career, I was an insurance pen pusher, a too-short-to-ever-be-successful model and a secretary, finally ending up in the property world. There, for many years, I was a home search agent – think Phil and Kirstie but without the cameras – that was me. I loved it while it lasted but the day came when that writing itch just had to be scratched.
I’m married, a mother, a sibling, a daughter, a friend: all roles which help provide fodder for the day job, plus I’m a dialogue whore; love listening in on conversations, on real life drama. Coffee shops, the tube, standing at a till, I can probably be seen scribbling on a yellow post it. I love to write about relationships, peel away the layers that make up couples, friends, parents and children, siblings. I want to know the ‘who’, the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of what’s happening in their lives and how they really feel about it.
My first published novel, ‘You, Me and Other People’ is told from both the wife, Beth and her husband, Adam’s point of view, revealing a seemingly perfect marriage in freefall. It’s the grit underneath the veneer. It’s the harsh truth about how we feel when we are betrayed and we betray, and it’s a story of secrets, lies, love and loss. Published here in the UK by HarperCollins, the digital version and trade paperback (larger ‘airport’ type) are available now, with the main paperback to be released in June 2015. The German edition, ‘Du, Und Ich Und Andere Leute’ was released in April 2015 and the Swedish edition ‘Du, Jag Och Alla Andra’ is due in June 2015. Other foreign editions will also follow in Russia, Portugal, Brazil, Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Italy and Turkey.
Facebook page: /FionnualaKearneyAuthor
Twitter handle: @fionnualatweets
Location: Ascot, Berkshire
I’m happy to talk about anything to do with the writing journey up to this moment and beyond - the ten year apprenticeship. The Agent moment. The Book Deal moment. The reality afterwards! Being a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and yes, the youngest grandmother I know…