By Emma Shacklock published
Woman & Home Book Club is thrilled to announce our next LIVE online event: In Conversation With Karen Swan.
On Wednesday July 22nd at 1pm, W&H Books Editor Zoe West will be chatting to Karen Swan about what goes into creating one of her epic novels.
Before becoming a bestselling author, Karen Swan was a fashion journalist. Now, 19 successful books later, she lives in Sussex with her husband, three children and two dogs.
Karen's latest book The Hidden Beach transports us to the historic city of Stockholm and the beautiful archipelagos of the Swedish coast, where Bell Everhurst is working as a nanny for affluent couple, Hannah and Max. Looking after three children, life is ticking along, until Bell receives a call to say Hannah’s first husband has woken up from his coma, sending shockwaves through the family.
A story of forgiveness, letting go and second chances, along with well-developed characters and that gorgeous Swedish setting, it's a perfect summer-read.
Zoe West has worked in publishing for many years and now has her dream job as the Books Editor of Woman & Home and Woman’s Weekly magazines. She is surrounded by ever increasing piles of books in her study at home, and loves interviewing authors about all aspects of their work – and finding out what they’re reading.
About this event
As well as chatting about THE HIDDEN BEACH, Karen and Zoe will be discussing: • How she chooses the dream destinations in her book • Her reason for writing two books a year! • What ambitions she still has left
Don’t forget to register HERE for your free place at our Woman & Home live discussion for more exclusive insights from Karen Swan.
And why not check out one of Karen Swan’s latest books?
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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