Today, Jojo Moyes has announced on her social media pages that she is continuing the story of Louisa Clark with a third novel! It was the huge book of last year in our community, and after Me Before You, you all went nuts for After You, but the story isn’t over as there’s a third book coming in the spring of 2018!
I’m a huge fan of Jojo Moyes, and her books span a range of diverse subjects but it was Me Before You that broke the hearts of a million readers, and (without spoiling the story), it didn’t seem there was anywhere to go from the end.
However, Louisa Clark was quite the character, bumble bee tights and all, and her story continued in After You, the second bestselling book following the same character. In Moyes’ statement today she says that when writing the second book, she always knew there would be a third. Here’s Moyes’ statement in full:
There’s no title yet, no exact release date, no cover, and no option to pre-order but we’ll be sure to bring you any further news on the new novel as it breaks, or you can sign up for the newsletter at jojomoyes.com for more information!
If you haven’t read the first two novels in the series then they come highly recommended. The first book, Me Before You follows the story of Louisa Clark who takes the job of carer to Will Traynor, paralysed in a car accident. After You picks the story up after Will and continues with Louisa’s life, and the third book is to see her face new challenges in her usual humorous way!
The third book is expected in the spring of 2018 and we’ll have more as it develops.
Author KC Land, aged 24, recently wrote and self-published her debut storybook Negan The Stardust, which attempts to explain one of the first and most important questions we ask: what are we made of, and where did we come from?
Land’s story is of a brave stellar atom named Negan who wanders with her friends Carbon and Hydrogen towards Earth after her own home is destroyed in a catastrophic explosion called a supernova.
The idea first came about when the author-whose real name is Casey Keene Stakland- was dealing with intense questions from her son.
“My son started asking some big questions such as ‘Why are we real?’ and ‘How did we get here?’ at the tender age of three. I tried at first to explain simply that we are real because we can make choices and that we all came from our mothers’ tummies, but he was obviously not satisfied with these answers and continued to ask.”
Now today we hear the news that there are two new Doctor Who stories coming later this year and female authors are again the flavour of the day. However, we’re in for a real treat this time as the two new stories are written by award winning Naomi Alderman (The Power), and Juno Dawson.
The ‘Creative call to arms’ will combine Neil Gaiman’s words with striking illustrations from Chris Riddell, drawn from speeches, poems and creative manifestos Art Matters will explore how reading, imagining and creating can change the world.