Sneak peek… the current title of the next book is, The Proxy Bride. It has ‘WT’ next to it at present that means ‘working title’ so the name may change before it’s published, but I’m sharing this with you anyway as it shows a little of what the book will be about.
It is a novel, inspired by true stories, and set between the 1940s and the 1980s in Italy and Australia. For now, I can only say there will be angry spaghetti, mixed grills, mixed tapes, Dean Martin on the 1950s stereogram and plastic on the lounge suite and above all, hopefully characters you may come to love who band together amid tough times for a new life.
With covid delays, publication will be later in 2022 and whenever I can tell you a little more of what is to come, I will. The plaited chillies hanging in the kitchen are on their way! Buona settimana! 💛🍝 Zoe x
New season, new month and very happy to say… a new book on the way! I’ve recently signed a contract with HQ Fiction – HarperCollins for book three. It’s very early news but so many of you over the years have asked with such warmth and kindness when the next book is coming, I wanted to share this with you straight away.
One unexpected catch, it will be more than a year or longer until it is in print due to delays like covid. Still, I’m so grateful to be getting published in such times and am now working on book four. It’s too soon to reveal much more just yet, including the title, but I will do so as soon as I’m able to.
Most of all, I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and thoughtful words over the years between books. It really does keep me going throughout the lengthy writing process. I can’t wait to share this new book with you! Zoe xx 💛🌿
(I took this photo last summer but a bee in flight and the happiness of yellow flowers seemed perfect to celebrate the first day of spring.)