Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Signed, The Secret Keeper- my newest book!!!

Look what just arrived by courier!!!! This is the second instalment in the life of Amogelang Sethunya, also known at Aunt Lulu, the agony aunt columnist for her school newspaper. The first book, Signed, Hopelessly in Love (Tafelberg) was featured in South Africa's O Magazine as one of the 40 Best Books of 2011.

The publisher is Diamond Educational Publishers, a local publisher who is taking their first steps into fiction with my little book and I couldn't be prouder. I wish all of us fabulous success!

This time around Amo has to deal with Nono, her best friend, losing her confidence, and the new girl Shania, forcing Amo to behave out of character. Meanwhile, the  sportswriter, Thusano, the 56 yr old teenager, nearly gets the newspaper shut down. And then in her typical Amo way, she misreads everything and just about ruins her favourite teacher's life. Meanwhile, the letter from The Secret Keeper is keeping her awake at night- but who is she to give advice to anyone?? Gran says she stumbles through life "like a donkey with a tea kettle caught on its foot", and Amo thinks that's about right. ....and... is that her falling in love with- DUNCAN?!?


Sue Guiney said...

How wonderful! Congrats! And I love the cover, too.

Lauri said...

Thanks Sue. And I'm glad you like the cover, I must be honest I went back and forth on it- as I usually do.