I have a two-book fiction deal with esteemed publisher Little, Brown and the first of those books is out soon.

THE LAST ROMEO (all authors put their titles in caps, I have discovered; I’m not shouting at you) is out in the UK on 31 May. You can preorder the UK editions on Amazon at bit.ly/lastromeouk but it’s also available elsewhere, like Waterstones or Book Depository and all that kind of thing. It will also be available in independent bookshops, I hope, so do seek it out.

Here’s the cover in full:


I’ll be appearing at events around the book’s release – you can find out where I’m going to be on the Events page.

It’s all very exciting. While you’re waiting, here’s the synopsis:

“James is 34 and fed up. His six-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and his best friend Bella has just announced she’s moving to Russia.

Adrift and single in loved-up London, James needs to break out of his lonely, drunken comfort zone. Encouraged by Bella, he throws himself headlong into online dating, blogging each encounter anonymously as the mysterious Romeo.

After meeting a succession of hot/weird/gross men, James has fans and the validation he’s always craved. But when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral and sends his Twitter-fame through the roof, James realises maybe, in the search for happy-ever-after, some things are better left un-shared. Seriously, wherefore art thou Romeo…”

I can’t wait for you to read it.