In August 2015, just six months after I’d started blogging, I went to an event where I met lovely Laurie Ellingham. At the time Laurie was just getting going in her writing career. Today, she is an established and greatly loved writer and I’m delighted to be part of the launch for her latest novel Ours is the Winter, in association with Rachel’s Random Resources as I consider both Laurie and Rachel as friends now too.
Life hasn’t allowed me to read Ours is the Winter yet, but I do have a smashing piece about self-publishing from Larie to share here, with a follow up piece on getting a book deal that you can see here, as well as my reviews of Laurie’s The Reluctant Celebrity here and How to Throw Your Life Away here.
Ours is the Winter is published today, 17th November 2017, by HQ Digital and is available for purchase here.
Ours Is The Winter
Journeying across the Arctic, their pasts are about to catch up with them.
Erica, Molly and Noah are embarking on the challenge of a lifetime, driving Siberian huskies across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Cut off from the world and their loved ones and thrown together under gruelling conditions, it isn’t long before the cracks start to show.
Erica has it all. A loving husband, a successful career and the most adorable baby daughter. But Erica has been living a double life, and as she nears her fortieth birthday her lies threaten to come crashing down.
Molly was on her way to stardom. But when her brother died, so did her dreams of becoming an Olympic champion. Consumed by rage and grief, she has shut out everyone around her, but now she’s about to learn that comfort can come from the most unexpected places.
Noah has a darkness inside him and is hounded by nightmares from his past. Tortured, trapped and struggling to save his fractured relationship, he knows this journey is not going to help, but try telling his girlfriend that.
As their lives and lies become ever more entwined, it becomes clear that in the frozen wilds there is nowhere to hide.
You can watch a trailer for Ours is the Winter on Laurie’s Facebook page.
About Laurie Ellingham
Laurie Ellingham lives on the Suffolk/Essex border with her two children, husband, and cockerpoo Rodney. She has a First Class honours degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, but her main love is writing and disappearing into the fictional world of her characters, preferably with a large coffee and a Twix (or two) to hand.