Operation Rhino, the long-awaited fifth book in the White Giraffe series, will be published in August 2015. More details will follow shortly, but in the meanwhile here is a sneak preview of David Dean’s stunning new cover.
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from a horse, but she won’t stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she’s told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West…
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, there’s no way to pay for his operation. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it…
I get so many letters asking for tips on writing books and stories that I thought I’d put a link to a piece I did for the Guardian on my top tips. My best advice is simply to keep reading and follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone discourage you. If I’d stopped writing The White Giraffe when the rejection letters came pouring in, I wouldn’t be doing what I love today. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2012/mar/01/top-writing-tips-lauren-st-john
The Obituary Writer, my first adult novel, is out in paperback now. Part thriller, part romance, it is set in London and Cornwall and is about 38-year-old obituary writer Nick Donaghue, whose life is derailed after he is caught up in one of Britain’s worst ever train crashes. For me, at least, it’s a novel about faith, hope and true love.
What a treat. Children’s author St John brings her masterful story-telling to the adult market … Engaging, original and charming.
Gripping and spellbinding, this tale is full of pure joy and complete terror.
People often ask writers where they write, perhaps because they feel that the location itself should be inspiring. Most days, I’m happy as long as my Bengal cat, Max, is beside me. Of course, it’s fun to go somewhere exotic from time to time. Max was with me in St Ives when I wrote Dead Man’s Cove looking out over the ocean. And in the Spring I went to the French Alps to a cabin in the middle of nowhere to finish my new horse book, The Glory. This was my view.