Let's all ignore the fact that it's six months, minus a day, until Christmas and instead focus on the fact that it's only six months until The Choice is out. It feels like a tipping point, half way there and it's starting to feel more real.
I've seen a first draft of my cover and I can't wait to be able to share it with you. It's really striking, not at all what I expected but completely appropriate for the book I've written - as opposed to the book I thought I was writing. That's a whole other blog post.
Want to know what The Choice is about? Read on...
'Eat the best, leave the rest! Remember Mother knows best.'
Olivia Pritchard lives in constant fear since Mother Mason came into power. Everything from healthy eating to exercise is controlled by the government, all in the name of health and happiness. Olivia hates being dictated to, but to protect her family she must follow the rules or face a stay in the Shame Box - a transparent prison cell set up in public for everyone to judge.
After Olivia witnesses an innocent woman being violently arrested, she is no longer able to ignore the injustice. The underground rebellion 'Cut The Apron Strings' is gaining momentum and for the first time in years Olivia has a choice: keep her head down or join the fray...
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The Choice is available to pre-order from Amazon, Waterstones, Book Depository
Published: 26th December 2019
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 co-founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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