Today has been a magical day, the very first copy of The Choice arrived and it was the most amazing moments of my life. I've dreamed about it for so long and it's often felt like it would never happen.
It's not always been easy, in fact there are times when I thought it might be more than I could manage, but thankfully I've had some great support and encouragement from family, friends, my agent and editor, and my fabulous writing community.
Today made it all worthwhile. This was my reaction...
It feels very surreal to hold my book and know that it's no longer just a dream. My name is on the cover, it's my story inside. Olivia, Alice and their journey is printed on the pages, not just of this book, but all the books that rolled off the printers.
I really can't wait for you to get a chance to meet them.
Want to know more about The Choice?
The Choice is about a world where sugar is illegal and baking is a crime, and one woman’s desperate fight to protect her children’s future.
It is published by Orion and is available as a paperback, e-book and audio book.
You can pre-order your copy of The Choice as a paperback or ebook from all good booksellers. Amazon UK, Waterstones, Book Depository, Audible and Hive.
International readers can order it from Book Depository and get free shipping.
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 women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.