This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
By Cesca Major
On Thursday evening I found myself in the gorgeous, book-filled heaven that is Waterstones Piccadilly, heading to the 5th View Cocktail Lounge to raise a glass to Melissa Hill and her latest book A Gift to Remember.
ordered, honey-covered sausages and mouth-watering chips were passed around and
the evening began.
The team at Simon & Schuster were out in force and we were able to hear all about the work that had gone into this gorgeous read (review up soon, you curious bunch…). The art department had even created a real-life version of the paper tree on the cover bursting out of the inside of a book (S&S have promised us a future blog on this as apparently it is jaw-dropping). Melissa herself was warm and chatty and it was great to hear how she creates books that build in layers of suspense (there is no short cut here, writers – I am afraid she goes back and re-writes sections once she has thought of the twist). It was brilliant to meet her and the team behind this beautiful book and I am sure it will do very well.
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for hosting such a lovely evening and good luck to Melissa and A Gift to Remember.