Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Guest Post - Heidi-Jo Swain talks 'Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage'

Today I'm absolutely thrilled to have the wonderful Heidi-Jo Swain on my blog, talking about her upcoming new release 'Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage'. It's out on July 13th (and is available to pre-order right now), but I'll let Heidi herself tell you a little bit more about it...

As anyone who follows me on social media knows, I love to write about things that I feel passionate about. So far I’ve covered crafts, cakes, cider, chickens and Christmas and they have all been embedded in the fictional town of Wynbridge and the lovely countryside surrounding it.

On July 13th, the day after tomorrow in fact, my summer 17 book, Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage will be hitting the shelves and e-readers and it is crammed packed full of yet more things I love. This time I’ve turned my attention to vintage and caravans, more specifically vintage caravans, and what new girl on the block Lottie Foster decides to do when she discovers she’s inherited a whole barn full of them.
Last year I had to undertake some pretty tough research in order to write this book and spent a week reading, relaxing and even writing, in a beautifully refurbished Airstream van on the Happy Days Retro Vacation campsite near Saxmundham in Suffolk. I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?

The vans, complete with their own decking were kitted out with fairy lights, bunting, Cath Kidston curtains and bedding, a whole array of polka dot crockery and bespoke washing machine drum camp fires for obligatory marshmallow toasting in the evenings. The vans even had their own names – mine was Gloria – and she provided the perfect inspiration for this latest addition to the Wynbridge family which just goes to prove that sometimes a little bit of fancy really does do you good!

So, if you like the idea of grown up glamping and a summer filled with hares, barn owls and celebrations under the stars, then pay a visit to Cuckoo Cottage this summer and help Lottie Foster fathom out which of the men on her doorstep she really can trust!

Heidi Swain - Author Bio

Although passionate about writing from an early age, Heidi Swain gained a degree in Literature, flirted briefly with a newspaper career, married and had two children before she plucked up the courage to join a creative writing class and take her literary ambitions seriously.

A lover of Galaxy bars, vintage paraphernalia and the odd bottle of fizz, she now writes feel good fiction with heart for Simon and Schuster.

Her debut novel, The Chery Tree Café was published in July 2015 (paperback June 2017) and Summer at Skylark Farm hit the shelves the following June. Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market was a hugely successful Christmas 2016 release and her fourth book, Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage will be published on July 13th 2017. She is currently preparing for her October 2017 release, Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at The Christmas Fair.

Heidi lives in Norfolk with her wonderful family and a mischievous cat called Storm.


Thank you so much for stopping by, Heidi.🙂 Wishing you lots and lots of success with 'Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage'. 

Michelle x

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