Monday, 10 October 2011
Successful book signing for novel set in Cragg Vale
Bestselling local author Linda Green signed copies of her new novel And Then It Happened at The Book Case in Hebden Bridge on Saturday.
The novel, which is set in Cragg Vale, is poised for the bestseller charts having already been compared to the hit book One Day in reviews.
Calderdale author Linda said: “I’m very grateful to The Book Case for their hospitality and it was great to be able to meet readers and chat to them about the book ahead of its national release today (Thurs).”
Linda will also be doing a book signing at the Hebden Bridge Bookshop in Crown Street on Saturday (15th) at 1pm.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Bestselling local author Linda Green to sign new novel
"quite possibly the new One Day"
Bestselling local author Linda Green will be signing copies of her new novel at The Book Case in Hebden Bridge on Saturday - days ahead of its national release.
And Then It Happened, which is set in Cragg Vale, is poised for the bestseller charts having already been compared to the hit book One Day.
Calderdale author Linda, whose previous three novels have sold more than 200,000 copies between them, is hoping it will be her most successful book yet - and is delighted that local readers will have the chance to get their hands on it first.
And Then It Happened tells the story of a couple, Mel and Adam, who have been together since their schooldays, and how they cope when something awful happens on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary.
The influential website and magazine We Love This Book has already called it ‘quite possibly the new One Day’, and the comparison to David Nicholls’ bestselling novel of last year, which has been made into a hit film, bodes well for sales.
Linda, who prior to her career as an author taught creative writing for the Workers Educational Association in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, said: “The comparison to One Day is very flattering as I’m a fan of David Nicholls’ writing and I’d be delighted if the book did half as well as that.
“One obvious similarity in that my story is also told from both the female and male characters’ points of view and there is a mixture of humour alongside a moving storyline. However what’s quite unusual about And Then It Happened is that it deals with the impact an unforeseen event can have on a relationship.
"I spent fifteen years as a journalist before becoming an author and during that time I interviewed a lot of people who had to deal with something awful happening in their lives. And it was actually interviewing a woman whose husband was in a coma for 17 years which inspired me to write this book.
“There is a lot of local interest as Mel and Adam live in Cragg Vale and have been together since they were pupils at Calder High. My previous novels Things I Wish I’d Known and 10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love were also set in Calderdale and I love being able to introduce readers who have never been here to our beautiful part of the world.”
The Polish rights to And Then It Happened have already been sold and Linda, aged 41, who lives at Warley Town near Halifax with her husband and six-year-old son, is hoping further European rights deals will follow.
And Then It Happened will be published in paperback by Headline Review on October 13. Linda will be signing copies at The Book Case in Market Street on Saturday 8 at 2pm, where fizzy wine and cup-cakes will also be on offer.
She will also be doing a book signing at the Hebden Bridge Bookshop in Crown Street on Saturday 15 October at 1pm.
More details on Linda and her books can be found at