New books coming soon

Jax Miller 
Debut author Jax Miller has signed a two-book deal with HarperFiction. The first, Freedom’s Child, will be published in summer 2015. It tells the story of Freedom, a woman who has spent 18 years living under the Witness Protection programme after murdering her husband. When the daughter she gave birth to in prison, and gave up for adoption, goes missing, Freedom is determined to find her child. The deal also includes a second un-named title.

[photo: writersservices.com]

[photo: writersservices.com]

Miller was born and grew up in New York but now lives in Ireland. Under her real name, Aine O’ Domhnaill, she was shortlisted for the CWA debut dagger for unpublished writers in 2013.
Follow Jax Miller on Twitter at @JaxMillerAuthor

Kirsty Logan 
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan will be published by Harvill Secker in Spring 2015. Described as a combination of Angela Carter and Michael Faber, Logan writes in the magical realism tradition. In The Gracekeepers, North and her bear live on a circus boat, floating between the scattered archipelagoes that are all that remains of the land. To survive, the circus must perform for the few fortunate islanders in return for food and supplies. Meanwhile, in the middle of the ocean, Callanish tends the watery graves along the equator, as penance for a long-ago mistake.

[photo: Colin Templeton]

[photo: Colin Templeton]

The Gracekeepers is Logan’s debut novel. Her short story collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales is published by Salt.
the rental heart and other fairytales by kirsty logan 7-8-14For Kirsty Logan’s website, click here.
To read an interview with Logan in Herald Scotland, click here.

Jenny Blackhurst
How I Lost You is the story of Susan Webster, released from Oakdale Psychiatric Unit where she was put after being convicted of killing her son. She sets up house alone, under an alias, but soon receives a photo which suggests her son is still alive. So, she searches for the truth. Who was betraying who? This is Jenny Blackhurst’s debut thriller, to be published by Headline as an e-book at the end of 2014 and paperback in spring 2015. how i lost you by jenny blackhurst 7-8-14Follow Jenny Blackhurst on Twitter at @JennyBlackhurst

AD Miller
The Faithful Couple is the new novel by AD Miller, author of the 2011 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Snowdrops. It will be published by Little, Brown as hardback in the spring of 2015, and Abacus paperback in 2016. snowdrops by AD Miller -cover 7-8-14In The Faithful Couple, two young British men Neil Collins and Adam Tayler meet at a hostel in San Diego. It is the Nineties. On a camping trip to Yosemite National Park, they behave in ways that, years later, they regret.

Click here to read The Guardian’s review of Moscow-set thriller, Snowdrops.
Like AD Miller’s Facebook page, here.

Lori Lansens
Lori Lansens’ next two novels will be published by Simon & Schuster. A Mountain Story, to be published in 2015, is narrated by Wolf Truly who got lost on his 18th birthday with three women for five days in the mountain wilderness just outside Palm Springs. Now an adult, Wolf writes an account of what happened for his son Danny because he owes him the truth.

[photo: lorilansens.com]

[photo: lorilansens.com]

Lansens’ previous titles Rush Home RoadThe Girls, and The Wife’s Tale were published by Virago. The second title was selected by the Richard Judy Book Club, the third is currently in film development.

For Lori Lansens’ website, click here.

Eve Chase
Michael Joseph is to publish two books by Eve Chase. The first, published next year, is Black Rabbit Hall, so called because of the house at the centre of the novel, Black Rabbit Hall. “When the sun sets over its vast green lawn the rabbits are silhouetted on the horizon”. The Alton family joke is that a Black Rabbit hour lasts twice as long as a London one, but you don’t get a quarter of the things done. And then one day, something happens and life is never the same again.