Hi! I’m delighted you’re here. Each month in 2022, I’m giving away some books! This month, I’m giving away Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale (one of my all-time favorite books, a modern gothic novel), along with a booklet of my DIY Writing Retreat. If you’d like to be entered, click the button below.

Here’s a bit more about the books…

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield:

Everybody has a story…

Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten.

It was once home to the March family: fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But the house hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart…

Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield’s past, and its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida’s history is mesmering – a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness. But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold…

What has Angelfield been hiding? What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret’s own, troubled life? And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them…?

The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.

I’m also tossing in a copy of DIY Writing Retreat, a perennial best-seller in my shop:

Do you want to write 12,000 words this weekend? With a do-it-yourself writing retreat, you can. This guide and a quiet few hours (yes, hours!) are all you need.

DIY Writing Retreat: A guide to getting away is your inexpensive ticket to writing legitimacy. It gives you a schedule and structure for your free time, whether you have an evening or a weekend. It gives you prompts (for when you get stuck) and pep talks (ditto). There are packing lists, shopping lists, and even recipes, so all you need to do is write.

Think of it as a pricey writing retreat, minus the pricey-ness. And minus the awkward introductions. It’s freedom in a handy, printable guide.

Folks from around the world have taken their own writing retreats and absolutely love it! To quote a fan, “This book is so helpful and practical.” I still use it myself.

The winner will be announced in my June newsletter. Cheers and thanks for the support!