Journey of a debut: Helen's highlights
Me with a BIG glass of champagne just after I got my deal with Hodder!
Announcement of the deal in The Bookseller, making it feel real!
Model house commissioned and built for the UK front cover
Page proofs for final edits
Advance copies sent out to authors and book bloggers before publication - first reviews start to come in!
Exciting delivery from Penguin Random House: gorgeous copies of the US edition
Announcement of a blog tour for publication week
Holding my UK hardback for the first time
Incredible cake made for me as a surprise by my talented friend Lisa of Paisley Pig Bakery!
UK publication day!
Signing first editions for Goldsboro Books in London
My book in lovely readers' hands at last!
Three gorgeous editions of The Downstairs Neighbour!
The thrill of seeing The Downstairs Neighbour reviewed in the press
Seeing my book in a bookshop! The wonderful Kibworth Books
My first live event at Derby Book Festival, alongside Jane Bettany