Today’s the day that New York Orphan goes on sale. It’s been several years in the writing and production and now it’s launched on its journey into the world. Of course, the launch party is not until 15th November in Waterstones York and if you would like to come do let me know.
The day a book goes on sale is one of nail biting and trepidation for an author. Yes, I do believe this is the best thing I have written to date, but waiting to hear what you all think is a very nerve-racking experience.
The way of the world is that authors depend on reviews to get their books more widely read. Honest reviews are what is important, rather than just flattery. Readers are too discerning not to see through flannel. I’d be very grateful to all of those of you reading the book in these early stages if you could post reviews on Amazon and /or Goodreads. It makes a world of difference.
Anyway, to all of you reading it I sincerely hope you enjoy it and that the characters come to life as much for you as they have for me. I shall be interested to hear from any of you and, given that I shall start writing the next instalment in a few weeks’ time if you have comments and suggestions they might prove very useful.
And if you want to hear me on BBC Radio York this Thursday afternoon from 1.40pm on the Anna And Adam Show you can tune in via the internet if you aren’t local.
New York Orphan
From fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, to losing his parents on the ship to New York, seven-year-old Daniel Flynn knows about adversity. As Daniel sings the songs of home to earn pennies for food, pick-pocket Thomas Reilly becomes his ally and friend, until he too is cast out onto the street. A destitute refugee in a foreign land, Daniel, together with Thomas and his sister Molly, are swept up by the Orphan Train Movement to find better lives with families across America. For Daniel will the dream prove elusive? How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake? Based on real history, the strength of the characters in New York Orphan will move you with their desperate plight to survive. A gripping story of love, loss, betrayal and bonds of kinship.
You can buy it online HERE or any Bookstore or Library can order it in if they do not already stock the title.