Dudes, I just got the typeset proofs for A GIRL LIKE YOU. It’s nearly cooked!

Nope, I STILL don’t have a cover. I haven’t an inkling of what it’ll be like. As you know, I’m not a big fan of hearts-n-flowers-n-shoes-n-cartoons, but I don’t like ponchos either. That’s just my taste. In HarperCollins we trust. Anyway as soon as I see it, I’ll post it here.

Now, I need your help. I’m choosing an excerpt from THE DATING DETOX to include at the end of A GIRL LIKE YOU. The publisher always includes an extra ‘bit’, and I wrote that silly little guide to dating at the end of THE DATING DETOX and I’m not sure if I like it, it’s pretty much just me wittering on about things and I can’t even bear to reread it as I’m sure I’ll cringe, so I thought an excerpt might be better – anyway. So. Yeah. The excerpt. What do you think it should be? If you had to get a friend to read a bit of THE DATING DETOX that you thought would make her fall in love with it, which bit would it be?

I asked Twitter and the general consensus was Chapter 4 or 5. A lot of people liked the pantry scenes and the running in the rain scenes, too – I loved writing those bits, but they do give the game away un peu, non? What do you think? Let me know.

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3 thoughts on “On… A GIRL LIKE YOU

  1. Lisa

    Oooh, hard to choose and I dont have it to hand to consult chapters for you..

    off the top of my head I liked the fish puns over breakfast, making the cocktails when they meet for the first time is good, I immediately liked their bond and banter, plus its her first test of the detox so its a good teaser?

    Cant wait to read a girl like you : )

  2. Kirsty

    I would go with chapter one! It hooks you in and makes you laugh. It's v. difficult to read an excerpt from the middle of a book. Chapter one made me buy the book! x
    Can't wait for the new one :)

  3. Ellie Phoebe

    I've tried and failed to pick a section – I have favourite whole chunks of the book. Not terribly helpful I know, however I can say with some conviction that my two favourite lines are: "Lawnboggan! Lawnboggan!" and "Where the fuck are my Supremes?"

    BTW I really enjoyed the dating tips at the end of TDD. Especially peanut butter snack tip. Invaluable stuff.


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