Friday 30 August 2013


I have two pieces of exciting news about my next book, THE FEARLESS (Corgi, 3rd April 2014 in the UK).The first is that US readers will get to read it too – Delacorte will be publishing it in 2015!

And the second is that IT HAS A COVER.






It's another masterpiece by Larry Rostant, and the fab Kate Ormand is revealing it over on her blog today. So go, take a look, and then come back here and tell me what you think!

*Does a happy dance*

Thursday 15 August 2013

G-Dog Blogs: 10 Questions for April Genevieve Tucholke, Author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


Hello! *waves a paw* My human has finished her latest round of edits for THE FEARLESS now, but she's so busy trying to catch up with everything else that she's handed the blog over to me, G-Dog.

Today is publication day for BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke (Dial/Penguin Random House). My human has read an ARC and assures me that it's a fantastic book - dark and gothic and twisty. I like the sound of that! Here's the blurb:

You stop fearing the Devil when you're holding his hand...

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it.

Here's what Publisher's Weekly had to say:

Tucholke debuts with a thoroughly eerie novel set in a quintessential horror-story location: a quaint Maine town. Violet White and her 17-year-old twin brother are living in the dilapidated glory of their family’s coastal estate while their parents traipse Europe. To help pay the bills, Violet places an ad for a boarder for their guesthouse; it’s quickly answered by River West, a mysterious boy who cannily avoids giving straight answers about his past. Violet doesn’t typically pay boys much mind, but she’s soon spending the night with River, both drawn to and wary of him. The enigma of who or what River is pulls readers through the story with steady, unsettling momentum, especially as frightening visions and events pile up (at one point, the town’s children form a ragtag army, ready to battle the Devil with wooden stakes) and family secrets come to light. Tucholke luxuriates in the details of small-town life, including her characters’ gourmand tendencies and their quick-witted interactions, in a chilling supernatural exploration of free will and reality’s fluidity. 

And here's the cover:

To celebrate all this awesomeness, I asked April ten questions:

Books or TV?


Facts or fiction?


Coffee or tea?

Coffee. Always.

Sweet or savoury?


Shoes or boots?

Boots. No question.

Fields or forest?


Cats or dogs?

Dogs. Dogs, dogs, dogs. (Hooray!)

Sun or rain?

I used to be very rain. And then I lived in Portland, OR and Edinburgh. Now I'm sun, with the occasional big thunderstorm. 

Sea or shore?

Shore. I love the ocean, but it scares me. 

Odd or even?

Odd. Always.

You can buy DEVIL from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Books-a-Million.

April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, red-headed villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband Nate Pedersen live in Oregon at the edge of a forest.

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Happy Book Birthday, April – hope you're having a blast!