Linda hoping new novel will soon be a bestseller

Bestselling author Linda Green with her new novel "And Then It Happened"
Bestselling author Linda Green with her new novel "And Then It Happened"

BESTSELLING author Linda Green will be signing copies of her new novel at The Book Case in Hebden Bridge on Saturday – days ahead of its national release.

And Then It Happened, which is set in Cragg Vale, is poised for the bestseller charts having already been compared to the hit book One Day.

This will be one of the first signings at The Book Case, which was previously owned by Peter and Anne Tillotson for 27 years, since it reopened - after refurbishment - under the ownership of Kate Claughan,

Calderdale author Linda, whose previous three novels have sold more than 200,000 copies between them, is hoping it will be her most successful book yet - and is delighted that local readers will have the chance to get their hands on it first.

Linda, who prior to her career as an author taught creative writing for the Workers Educational Association in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, said: “I spent fifteen years as a journalist before becoming an author and during that time I interviewed a lot of people who had to deal with something awful happening in their lives.

“And it was actually interviewing a woman whose husband was in a coma for 17 years which inspired me to write this book. My previous novels Things I Wish I’d Known and 10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love were also set in Calderdale and I love being able to introduce readers who have never been here to our beautiful part of the world.”

The new novel will be published in paperback by Headline Review on October 13 and Linda will be signing copies at The Book Case in Market Street on Saturday at 2pm, with fizzy wine and cup-cakes.

She will also be doing a book signing at the Hebden Bridge Bookshop in Crown Street on Saturday, October 15, at 1pm.

For more information visit www.linda-green.com.