The lovely Nicola May shares her WIP today. Nicola has just finished the first draft
for her latest novel, due out in Oct.
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I quite often collect my nieces from school and have noticed there are just so many things that do go on at the school gates, from outfits, to conversations, to jostling for prime car parking space. And then I envisaged everything that was going on beyond.... and that, plus reading about rivalry at the school gates in many newspaper articles is how the idea for this book grew.
This novel is grittier than Working it Out and Star Fish, dealing with issues of domestic abuse, IVF and loss.
Mixed in with love, friendship, deceit & betrayal makes for a rollercoaster of a read.
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The School Gates is due to be released early October
At 3.10 pm every weekday, parents gather at Featherstone Primary to collect their children. For a special few, the friendships forged at the school gates will see them through lives filled with drama, secrets and sorrows.
When Yummy Mummy Alana reveals the identity of her love-child’s father, she doesn’t expect the consequences to be quite so extreme. Ex Czech au pair Earth Mummy Dana finds happiness in her secret side-line, but really all she longs for is another child. Slummy Mummy Brenda’s wife-beating husband leads her down a path she never thought possible, and Super Mummy Joan has to cope when life deals her a devastating blow. And what of Gay Daddy Gordon? Will he be able to juggle parenthood and cope with his broken heart at the same time?
Four very different mothers. One adorable dad. And the intertwining trials and tribulations that a year at the primary school gates brings.
Nicola's 3 other books Working it Out, Star Fish and Better Together are available on Amazon Kindle. The first 2 are also available in hard copy from Waterstones or order a signed copy directly from Nicola's website.