I’ve got some big news to share about me and my books!
I’ve always been clear that I loved my editorial day job. I’ve been trying to keep the two strands of my life working together, but over the last few months, I’ve realised that even with the best will in the world (and my relentless optimism), something needed to change.
I want to make the Murder Most Unladylike books the best they can be, and I want to get out there and meet more of you, my lovely readers, and to do both of those things I need to take a step back from my editorial work and focus on my writing for a while.
Therefore, I recently made the very difficult decision to leave my position as Assistant Editor at Egmont. From the middle of December I’ll no longer be with the company – my office will become my computer, and I’ll be working as a full-time author!
I’m immensely sad about stepping down from my job – Egmont have been wonderful employers, and I’ve had a fantastic time being part of the fiction team. I’m going to miss everyone I work with hugely! But I know that this is the right decision, and the right time to take it.
If you’d like to get in contact with me from 9th December, please use the email [email protected], or send me post via my publishers, at
Robin Stevens c/o Puffin Publicity, Penguin Books
80 Strand, London
If you’re a school, a book store or a library, this means that from the beginning of next year I’ll be much more available to visit you! I can tour more than I could before, and hopefully get to a lot more of the country, as many of you have been requesting. If you would like to enquire about my availability, please email me and my publicist Harriet ([email protected]), as we’ll be coordinating my 2016 schedule together. Of course, I’ll also be working hard on the fifth book in the Murder Most Unladylike series as well – I have a feeling I won’t be any less busy than I am now!
There are exciting times ahead for me and my books. After Christmas I’ll be able to share some more news that I’m very excited about – I can’t do it yet, but watch this space. I think you’re going to be very pleased!