How To Throw Your Life Away Cover Reveal

Cover final

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you a Linda’s Book Bag exclusive today – the brand new cover for Laurie Ellingham’s latest novel How to Throw Your Life Away. How to Throw Your Life Away will be out on 14th April – just in time for a wonderful summer read. There will be a smashing celebratory series of events with other lovely bloggers and you must pop back here on April 16th to be in with a chance of winning a copy of How to Throw Your Life Away.

How to Throw Your Life Away

Katy Davenport was the master of rising above it – until the day she snapped!

For thirty-two year old Katy Davenport it was the littlest thing… All her boyfriend had to do was answer her question about dinner. Not ignore her. Not continue to watch football like she didn’t exist.

In that moment Katy snaps. One moment of insanity and Katy throws her life away…

Cover jacket

I was lucky enough to meet Laurie in person last year when she had just released her novel The Reluctant Celebrity. We got on so well that it is my absolute pleasure to be featuring her again on the blog.

The Reluctant Celebrity

The Reluctant Celebrity

Some people crave fame, others can’t escape it.

When property developer and loner, Jules Stewart, comes face-to-face with her former self grinning back from the front page of Britain’s most popular tabloid, escape is not an option.

With a new house determined to remain derelict, a nosy village determined to befriend her, and a gorgeous pub owner determined to undress her, life for Jules is difficult enough. But add a famous ex-boyfriend set to ruin her life (for the second time), a newspaper eager to expose her, and everyone she has ever known desperate for their own fifteen minutes of fame…


Laurie was kind enough to write a guest post for Linda’s Book Bag when I was just starting out as a blogger and you can read it here.

I loved The Reluctant Celebrity and you can read my review here.

You can buy The Reluctant Celebrity from Austin MacauleyAmazon UKAmazon USWaterstones and from all good bookshops.

About Laurie Ellingham


When Laurie is not running around after her two young children, her husband, their cockerpoo Rodney, or just plain running, she loves nothing more than disappearing into the fictional world of her characters, preferably with a large coffee and a slab of chocolate cake to hand.

In the past five years Laurie has moved from East London to Chelmsford and she’s finally settled in a small village in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vales on the Suffolk/Essex border.

When she’s in the thick of a character crisis she can often be seen walking around the village with her jumper on inside out and back to front, chatting (and occasionally laughing) away to herself.

Laurie has a First Class honors degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, both of which help her in everything she does.

You can follow Laurie on Twitter and find out all about her on her website. You’ll also find Laurie on Facebook.

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