Welcome to the Goodbye Ruby Tuesday blog tour!
Published: 29th April 2016 (Carina)
Synopsis: Ruby, Evie, Mollie and Chelsea were the bad girls at school. But Ruby was the baddest.
Evie fought her anger, Mollie fought her mother and Chelsea…well, Chelsea just fought. But Ruby set her sights on a bigger stage. And together, they dreamed of a future where Ruby could sing, Evie could make art, Mollie could bake, Chelsea could dance – and all of them could finally feel at home.
A decade later, the girls are reunited for the funeral of Ruby, who took the world – and the charts – by storm, before fading too soon. And Evie doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry when she learns that Ruby has left them a house on Camden Square – the perfect place for them to fulfil their dreams. But does she dare take the plunge, and risk it all for one last shot at the stars?
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday is Book 1 in A.L. Michael’s new series, ‘The House on Camden Square’
Guest Post: The House on Camden Square – A.L Michael on why her books always seem to be set in North London…
I spent the first three years of my life in a house on Camden Square. An ancient, imposing Victorian house with dark brights and a bright purple door with a gold knocker. I don’t remember much of this, obviously, but since then, even though we moved out to the suburbs, and then I made my own home in Hertfordshire, I have staunchly declared myself a North London Girl. And my books reflect that. That house belonged to my grandmother, and thought we moved from the flat upstairs into a family home, I spent a lot of time there as a kid. It was a source of intrigue and great inspiration.
Years later, after my grandparents passed away, the house was sold, not long after Amy Winehouse’s death, where the space outside her own house on Camden Square was full of flowers and tributes. I’d always thought it was a magical, creative space, and Amy’s story and talent had always fascinated me. So I started writing a book, about three friends who were brought together by the death of their beautiful but destructive superstar friend. I didn’t mention my influences to anyone, so when the series title was presented by my publisher, The House on Camden Square, I was overjoyed. Apparently, everyone else thinks this part of London is just as inspirational as I do.
About the author:
A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of ‘Wine Dark, Sea Blue’, ‘The Last Word’, ‘My So Called (Love) Life’, ‘Driving Home for Christmas’, and her most recent novel ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, based upon her experiences as a London barista.
She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders.
Her new three book series, The House on Camden Square, is being released in 2016, starting with ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’ released on 29th April.
When she’s not writing, she likes yoga, trying to bake healthy treats and was a hipster before hipsters were hipster. Well, she likes chai lattes and owns a Mac.