As I dictate this, that are less than two months to go until the release of The Mean Girls Murder. It’ll be officially out on Amazon, Apple, and Kobo on the 31st of March 2023.
It’s been a long journey, and it’s been one of the most challenging books I’ve written.
After the first version of the book didn’t work, I gutted it and started again, overhauling my processes, my approach, and being kinder to myself.
That last point may seem unrelated, but actually it was key to getting through the extensive edits required to make The Mean Girl’s Murder the best it can be.
It was never that I didn’t want to work on it, but gutting it meant going very far out of my comfort zone, and going over old ground and old lessons that I thought I’d moved on from.
Perhaps there’s a post in the lessons I learned working on it, but I’m not quite through it yet so I’m not ready to share any of what I’ve learned. If a post like that is something you’d be interested to read, let me know in the comments.
Advanced reader copies
I’ll be sending out emails about ARCs very soon. If you’ve been on the team for previous books in the Afterlife Calls series, keep an eye on your inbox because they’ll be going out in the next few weeks.
I can’t give you a specific date yet because I want to make sure that the book is in a position that I’m really happy with before I reach out and start organising the marketing of it.
If you’re on the list, provided you still want a copy, you’ll be sent one.
If you’re not on the list and you’d like to be, make sure you’re on my mailing list because ARCs will be exclusively for readers who are on that list.
About the book
The Mean Girl’s Murder has always had the same premise and emotional outcomes, but everything else about it has changed.
(Including the title, actually. I really wanted to call it The Bitch’s Murder, but Amazon won’t let me and it’s a bit mean for the genre anyway.)
The subplots, the main plot, and the antagonist are all very different to what I had originally envisaged a year or more ago when I first came up with the premise.
And while I’ll probably never be truly happy with the fact that I had to push back the release, I know that it was the right thing to do because the book has turned out better for it. The stakes are higher, the villain is scarier, and the gang have more to lose if things go wrong.
A supernatural serial killer is on the loose…
My arch nemesis is dead, but not gone. A supernatural serial killer destroyed her body but her spirit hasn’t crossed over. Which means the only person at college who can see her is me.
Can I just ignore her and get on with my life? Pretty please? Ugh. I wish. Ignoring her isn’t so easy in a small town when she’s haunting my ex-boyfriend…
I hear him every night, before he murders. But no one else does. And no matter how annoying I find his eerie whistling, I can’t seem to follow it. How can we stop someone we can’t find? And are we next on his list?
The Mean Girl’s Murder is the fifth book in the mother-daughter paranormal women’s fiction series, Afterlife Calls. If you’re looking for a story that’s seriously sarcastic, slightly spooky, and with a sprinkling of romance, it’s just the series for you.
The Mean Girl’s Murder is currently available to pre-order on Amazon, Apple, and Kobo, with other platforms coming soon.
If you’d like to be one of the first to check it out, you can find the preorder links below:
If physical books are more your thing, paperback and hardback editions will be available nearer the time.
Amazon doesn’t allow me to do preorders for physical books – and, since the book isn’t quite finished yet I can’t order the cover for physical copies because I don’t have a page count – but when those are ready to go I’ll let you know on my mailing list and on social media.
Right, with that all said and done, I’m going to refer back to my previous point about being kind and disconnect for a bit to eat dinner and spend some time with Millie and my boyfriend. Happy reading! (And preordering 😉 )
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