I’m a writing imposter called Sharon Thompson. My debut novel ‘The Abandoned’ launched on Thurs 25th Jan 2018 at #1 on Amazon.
On pre-order kindle sales, ‘The Abandoned’ dominated the Irish crime category and continues to sit comfortably in the top 10.
This is a huge thing for me. I worried about what would happen when my darling Peggy went into the world. I am grateful to all those who purchase and read my ramblings.
Available in paperback and kindle on Amazon, this gritty crime novel of mine, is also being made into an audio book! Watch/listen to this space! I’m thrilled about this addition to The Abandoned and am eager to hear it myself.
Local bookshops, Liber in Sligo, Supervalu in Carndonagh and Farrens Moville, still stock signed paperback copies and my book signings were lovely fun. A steady stream of people called by to say hullo and buy my book. It was a surreal experience.
The Abandoned is set in 1950s Dublin and follows the life of a backstreet abortionist and brothel owner, Peggy Bowden. Written through the eyes of the strong protagonist, readers have found it an, ‘exciting read they can’t put down.’ Despite the hard subject matter, I’ve received lovely messages from people all over the place – telling me, they hadn’t expected to read again, like crime etc. It has been so positive.
Following on from the immediate success of The Abandoned, I have just signed with my publishers for a further two crime novels.
I am delighted to have secured two more books with the great Bloodhound Books. Bloodhound Books are so easy to work with. Founder and director, Betsy Reavley says, ‘We are delighted to announce that readers can look forward to two more mystery thrillers from number 1 best-selling author Sharon Thompson. The Abandoned was released in January of this year to widespread critical acclaim and significant commercial success. We are thrilled that Sharon has signed a further two-book deal with Bloodhound Books.’
How flippin’ cool is that? Who knew this writing imposter could do this?
The Abandoned is obviously still available to purchase online on Amazon in paperback and kindle. Signed copies are sold locally. Thank you to everyone for their support thus far and I’m off to write Book 2, which at the minute is called Sinful Roses.