Author Cathy is on a roll

Ashby Magna author Cathy Mansell. (Picture by Kevin Ryan)
Ashby Magna author Cathy Mansell. (Picture by Kevin Ryan)

A Harborough district author is enjoying great success with her titles now published as e-books, paperbacks and large library print.

Following the success of debut novel Shadow Across the Liffey last February, Ashby Magna writer Cathy Mansell saw her second title Her Father’s Daughter published last June.

And they are now making the step from e-books into paper form. Cathy has gone from e-books straight into library large-print and Her Father’s Daughter has become one of only three books to go into paperback print with her publisher Tirgearr Publishing.

And she has a third book on the way, Galway Girl, due for release on April 29.

A launch party to celebrate these successes is being held at Lutterworth Library in George Street at 7pm next Friday.

Cathy said: “I’m delighted to announce that Shadow Across the Liffey and Her Father’s Daughter have been accepted by Magna large print for inclusion in libraries across the UK and Ireland.”

She added: “I’m thrilled my publisher is bringing out paperbacks of both books to coincide with this.

“I know of one other author, who like me, launched from e-books straight into print, namely E L James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey.

“Her ranking on Amazon soon reached number one to became a best-seller, and was picked up by the big publishers. She’s now a millionaire.

“I don’t expect to be that lucky! However, I’m holding a book launch to celebrate my success.”

Tickets cost £3 and can be booked on 0116 305 3619.

Shadow Across the Liffey will be released in library large print in June. Her Father’s Daughter is being published in library large print this month and will be issued in paperback in June.

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