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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

he most devastating of news - Seven Days with You by Hugo Driscoll

Sean Johnson's life as a small-town farmhand has been nothing but predictable, but when he meets Sophia Hillingdon at the local animal sanctuary, she gets him out of an eighteen-year rut, away from the mundane existence on the farm, and a grieving, drunken father.

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 Published: April, 2017

Sean Johnson's life as a small-town farmhand has been nothing but predictable, but when he meets Sophia Hillingdon at the local animal sanctuary, she gets him out of an eighteen-year rut, away from the mundane existence on the farm, and a grieving, drunken father.

Sophia is the first person who understands him and makes him believe that he might get out of their small town, who tells him, he has the potential to be whoever he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do.

But as their relationship unfolds, it is the most devastating of news that will change both of them forever.

GUEST POST

If you don’t already know; Seven Days with You was spawned from a dream. It occurred during a precarious period in my life. I had recently quit my job as a waiter, and after weeks of restless boredom and self-pity, I somehow found myself working as an intern in a newsroom full of middle-aged men named Tarquin and Edward.

Anyway, I remember that morning well, wondering, after writing a god-awful first book, if this dream might just be worth turning into fiction. That was back in January 2015, a little over 2 years ago.

I won’t bore you with the details, but the dream somehow convinced me that it would lend itself perfectly to a coming-of-age story that I quickly titled Seven Days with You. I wasted little time writing the book. Seven weeks, in fact, but, of course, as anyone who’s ever written a book will tell you, that’s when the going gets tough.

My Baby, as I have called it over the years, hasn’t had it easy. She’s been rejected countless times and edited more times than I can remember, but like anything in life, you need to persevere, and now that the book is almost ready for release, I feel proud to share details of its upcoming release; as well as its cover.

Inspired by a recent edition of J.D. Salinger’s classic coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye, my publisher and I agreed a subtle cover would be better than a fancy one. I’m all for grand covers, but sometimes, the best covers suit the famous phrase: less is more.

Regarding the book’s release, I can officially announce that it will be available on my publisher’s website, Leap of Faith, from April 10th as an eBook before being made available as a print-on-demand title 60 days later on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and various other online outlets.

Exciting times are ahead, and I’ll be putting myself through a gruelling book tour in the lead-up to the full release in two month’s time.

So until then, I want to thank anyone who reads this. It means the world to me just to have people interested in this book, and if you want to buy a copy and spread the word, then that’s even better.

Keep smiling, remain hopeful, and most of all, keep dreaming.

Speak soon.

Read more here, on author's blog.
About the author:
Hugo Driscoll is a 25-year-old British author and content writer for an online publication in London.
When he's not working, you can usually find him writing in the basements of cafes or looking serious in black and white photos.
You can also find Hugo on Twitter, Facebook, and his personal blog, which he updates regularly.
Seven Days with You is his first novel.

2 comments:

Marcy Meyer said...

Enjoyed the post. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Hugo Driscoll said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Marcy!