I'm having quite a day! I just found out that Orion will be revealing the cover for my debut novel The Choice tomorrow at 2.15 pm. I am so excited it's finally happening. I saw it back in May and it's absolutely stunning. It's also nothing like I expected, so it was a bit of a shock at first, but I'm delighted with it and I can't wait for everyone to see it.
From Competition to Cover
Looking back on the past sixteen months is quite incredible. I won the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition in May 2018, started editing in September, went through the final proofs in August 2019 and now the cover is coming out. I keep having pinch me moments at how exciting this is.
So what's The Choice about?
Imagine a world where…
Everything you ate was monitored by the government.
Every step you took was counted.
Your children were weighed every day at school.
Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement.
Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime.
Imagine if that world was here… What would you do?
Toe the line or fight for your freedom…
Want to read an extract?
You can read my competition entry and the extract that appeared in Good Housekeeping here.. The story has changed a lot during the editing process, but the first page has stayed almost exactly the same.
Pre-order it now...
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about people who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.
I'm an author, disability activist, winner of the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition and The EABA for Fiction 2020 and founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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Title: The Choice
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