16 October 2017

Carol Thomas' new book to be published by Ruby Fiction

Carol Thomas’ latest novel is to be published by Ruby Fiction an exciting new imprint of the award-winning independent publishers Choc Lit.

Following the success of her Matador title, Crazy Over You, Carol attended a Choc Lit ‘meet the authors’ event in Southampton in May 2017. Part of the event included the opportunity to pitch to an editor. After a brief interview, Choc Lit editor, Lusana Taylor invited Carol to send her book in to go forward to the Choc Lit tasting panel. This is a panel of readers, who enjoy women’s fiction and provide feedback before publishing decisions are made.

Three months later and Carol was excited to get a call from Lyn Vernham, director of Choc Lit. Speaking about the moment, Carol says, “I was delighted to get the call, my book had received positive feedback from the panel, and they wanted to move forward with publishing it. Then came the surprise that it would be one of the first books to be published under the new imprint Ruby Fiction. I was delighted.”

Lyn Vernham, director of Choc Lit said, "It's an exciting time for Choc Lit. We're launching a brand new imprint [with] Ruby Fiction. Rubies are said to inspire emotions more than any other gemstone and that’s exactly our aim with Ruby Fiction. We’ve picked up some real gems to champion the imprint - Carol's debut with us being one of these.”

Talking about her new book, due to be released early in 2018 Carol says, “It is the story of twenty-nine year old, Lisa Blake, who suffers a loss that causes her to re-evaluate her life, return to her hometown and start over. But with an ex-best friend and her first love to contend with she has to decide if revisiting her past is really the best way forward. I can’t wait to share it and to begin this exciting new phase of my writing journey.”

Carol writes for both adults and children and has published a contemporary romance novel, Crazy Over You, and a picture book, Finding a Friend, with Matador. Of her experience with Troubador Publishing, Carol added, “I am grateful to all at Troubador Publishing for their support as I started my writing career. They have helped me build my author profile, and I am extremely proud of the books I have published with them.”

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