The grand reveal! The gorgeous cover of my debut novel Beneath the Skin, which will hit the bookshelves in September. Finally the long journey towards becoming a published author feels real. For the past twelve months I’ve been a bit like a kid on a road trip, constantly wondering ‘are we there yet?’ There have been lots of exciting diversions along the way: meeting my agent Jenny Brown over tea and biscuits, going to the Birlinn offices for the first time (the coolest book-filled basement ever!) and signing a publishing contract with a borrowed biro. (Why do writers never have pens?) But when I saw this classy and enigmatic cover; when I realised this would contain my very own words…I FINALLY thought YES! I’ve arrived!