Hurray! And The Rest of History is Live to pre-order on Kindle!

Great news! For all of you impatient souls out there – And the Rest is History is live for pre-order on –

And for all you impatient souls in the US – I have been informed that the American Publishers will be putting it up in March.

And for all you impatient souls who like to listen to St Mary’s, we don’t have a date from Audible yet, but we will, and as soon as we do, I’ll post it on this page. Well, not me, obviously, but someone who knows what they’re doing will post it on this page.

And for those wondering how I’m passing the time these days, I’m editing The Something Girl ready for its launch at Comic Con, finishing the first draft of a thriller I’m struggling with. Yes, I have bitten off more than I can chew there. I’ve made a start on Book 10, which has turned out to be far more complex than I imagined and I have to ask – does anyone out there know – if I fell off a three-storey roof onto soft ground would it kill me? Or could I get away with just a few broken bones? Why don’t I pack all this in and write books for children? Very few characters in children’s books die horribly. Except for the wicked queen in Snow White, of course, who was forced to wear red hot shoes and dance until she died. Or the grandmother in Red Riding Hood who was eaten by a wolf. Or the ugly sisters in Cinderella who cut off their own toes so they could squeeze their feet into the glass slipper. And who wears glass footwear anyway? Or voluntarily marries a prince? And now I’ve lost the thread.

Yes – And the Rest is History – pre-orders. Links. Progress report. All done. Have a great day!

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20 thoughts on “Hurray! And The Rest of History is Live to pre-order on Kindle!

  1. First thoughts, ‘Yahoo! New book soon’. Second thoughts, ‘Hang on, why are the Americans getting it before the Brits?’ Third thoughts, ‘Yes, you could survive a fall from a third story building with just broken bones, but you’d be expecting a substantial stay in hospital cos it’s not likely to just be a leg or arm’

  2. I s’pose Canada will just have to wait until the Spring Thaw for our copies – and yes, you can survive a fall from a 3-storey building if you land in a snowbank (and without any broken bones either!) but you may die waiting for the Spring Thaw before anyone finds you. Or a passing polar bear..

  3. I asked the arbiters of all knowledge and wisdom (my sisters) and they said it depends how you fall. It could kill you. Or you could just break a couple of painful things.
    You have a lot in your plate – as usual! I suggest chocolate for sustenance.
    Just think, at least the ants aren’t bothering you at the moment. Right? They aren’t, right?

  4. I liked the old covers much better. The new ones look like cartoons. However, I love the printed words inside in any volume! By the way, I’m crossing the pond for a visit in late March. Is anything going on with your books around that time?

    • Not at the moment, I’m afraid. I have Comicon at the beginning of March and the Llandeilo Festival at the end of April and, as far as I know, nothing in the middle. Except for writing, of course. Watch my facebook page for any updates. Jodi.

  5. Hi Jodi Love your books 🙂
    Falling from three story high place, about 9m. It depends on many factors. We can ignore air resistance due to the maximum speed on hitting the ground being to low. If they fell from higher we would have to factor it in. It also depends upon the weight of the person. More weight gives a higher starting potential Energy. The time taken to stop ( softness of the ground, bushes trees and landing orientation etc ) is also a factor. To start, if we assume a standard male with a weight of about 80Kg then their potential Energy at 9m is E=mgh
    E=80Kg x 9.8m/s/s x 9m =7056 Joules. Certainly enough to break most legs, ribs and skull with direct impact. The velocity when hitting the ground ( and I won’t bore you with the calculations, is about 13.8m/s or about 30mph. Being hit by a car at that speed gives a 50% chance of death. Of course soft ground landing on feet, being strong and fit may not break bones but, soft tissue damage tendons and ligaments would certainly disable the persons walking in the short term. Hope this helps…Antonia Bradley ( Physics teacher )

  6. Hi Jodi,
    Just wanted to tell you I LOVE your St Mary’s books! Came across them accidentally and have been inhaling them!!! I love that they are anything but formulaic; the plot twists are awesome, and the humor–well, my traveling companions are still chuckling at my continuous giggles while reading Book 7.

    Can NOT wait for Book 8!

    Thank you, and please don’t stop writing!

    Lynn Fox
    Lansdale, PA

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