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We’re thrilled to say we’ve been invited to take part in the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival in October.

We’ll be featuring our debut novel, A Falling Friend, which centres around the friendship of two completely different female characters.

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We’ll also be discussing women’s friendship in literature.

And we’ll be answering the question we always get asked: how do two people write a novel together?

We’re both journalists-turned-academics, and A Falling Friend brings together the world of local media and university life.

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Our novel follows the lives of two friends: one who always seems to make the wrong choices, and the other who’s always there to catch her.

A Falling Friend is a love story with a twist. With most books the central storyline is ‘boy meets girl’, but we wanted to do something less traditional.

In our book, while men come and go, the two main characters are women who are constant fixtures for one another.

The relationship between the two main characters shows it’s possible for two people who are vastly different to complement one another and be the best of friends.

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A Falling Friend, published by Lakewater Press, recently featured in the Yorkshire Post’s TOP 5: Pick of the Best Books, and Bella magazine’s New eBook of the Week.

At the Festival event, we’ll be interviewed by former ITV Calendar presenter Geoff Druett who has kindly agreed to keep us focused.

The event takes place at 7.15pm on Saturday October 1 in the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.

Admission is free – and we’d love to see you there.

Contact us

We’ll be available afterwards to chat and sign copies of A Falling Friend.

If you can’t wait until then, A Falling Friend is available to order from Amazon amongst many other online bookstores.

For more information about A Falling Friend or to speak to either of us, fill in the contact form or email