Anniki Sommerville’s HOW TO BE A BOSS AT AGEING Snapped up by Thread

We’re very happy to report that Anniki Sommerville‘s latest book, HOW TO BE A BOSS AT AGEING has been bought by Claire Bord at Thread, in a World English Language deal! The deal was announced in the Bookseller on Tuesday morning.

Sommerville hosts a podcast of the same name, and the book is currently scheduled for a March 8th, 2021, release (coinciding with International Women’s Day).

‘Anniki talks candidly about all aspects of ageing, covering everything from cosmetic surgery, parenthood, relationships and work in such a refreshing and inclusive way,’ said Claire Bord. ‘Funny, honest and packed with advice including interviews with experts, I want to press this book into the hands of all the incredible women I know and say, “read immediately!”‘

Here’s what Anniki has to say about the deal:

‘I’m super excited to be signing with Thread and am confident that the book is going to speak to so many women who are currently dealing with a ‘perfect storm’ of ageing, managing the changing work climate, piles of domestic admin, relationships in flux, corona — the whole caboodle. I’m hoping it’ll be a helpful tool and convince women that there is definitely a future and it’s not all slankets and early nights post 40 (or actually it can be if you want it to be). I can’t wait to get it out there!’ 

Anniki Sommerville is the author of MOTHERWELMED, published by One More Chapter. The author’s next novel, HANG ON, is due to be published by One More Chapter in February 2021.

She is also the co-founder of The Hotbed – a podcast that focuses on sex and relationships after kids and has featured Rose McGowan, Meg Matthews, and Jess Philips.

On her podcast, How To Be A Boss At Ageing, she tackles a different aspect of growing older. Anniki also has her own monthly radio show on Soho Radio, and regularly speaks on panels on topics such as motherhood, the changing nature of work, relationships and ageing. She has also written for the Telegraph and Independent.

ICYMI: HOW TO BE A BOSS AT AGEING with Anniki Sommerville (Podcast)

Above you can hear the trailer for Anniki Sommerville‘s new podcast, How to Be a Boss at Ageing! Launched a little while ago, you may have seen our Tweets about the series, but we wanted to post this reminder, too. Here’s the podcast’s description:

‘How to Be a Boss at Ageing’ is the irreverent and funny podcast by Anniki Sommerville which tackles the question- who the heck am I now that I’m an ‘older’ woman? Each episode tackles a different issue, interviewing different female experts and focusing on how to combat falling out of love with your work, dealing with grief, coping with menopause and look okay without people saying things behind your back.

The podcast is available from most podcast outlets, including Apple and Spotify. The first episode, ‘How to Be Less Grumpy at Work’ is out now.

Anniki Sommerville is the author of MOTHERWHELMED, which is out now published by One Chapter More. The author’s next book, THE B-WORD, is due to be published in September (eBook) and November 2020 (print).

Here are just a few reviews that MOTHERWHELMED has received so far…

‘Had me laughing and crying in equal measure – would recommend to anyone venturing into parenthood or considering it.’Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka

‘I love Anniki’s writing on motherhood. It’s funny and totally honest, but also soulful and sometimes quite beautiful. She gets to the heart of the matter of what it feels like to be a mother.’Clover Stroud

‘Anniki has the magic touch of saying what many of us are too edited to say whilst also being hilarious – I don’t know many parents that haven’t felt the overwhelm and having someone so brilliantly put it on paper makes me feel like I’m not the only one.’Cherry Healey

‘It felt like it was written for me.’Kate Hiscox (@wearsmymoney)

‘Hilarious, painful and deeply accurate. . . I was torn between howling with laughter and wincing with pain.’Julia Williams

Jenni Keer’s THE HOPE AND DREAMS OF LUCY BAKER nominated for Best Debut Romantic Novel Award!

We are delighted to report that Jenni Keer‘s debut novel, THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF LUCY BAKER, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Romantic Novel Awards! Specifically, the novel in up for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award!

The novel is published in the UK and North America by One More Chapter. As the graphic above notes, it is also only 99p at the time of writing! Here’s the novel’s synopsis…

Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours, and unlikely friends.

Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.

79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.

Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.

Jenni’s second novel, THE UNLIKELY LIFE OF MAISIE MEADOWS, is also on sale, only £1.99!

The award(s) will be presented during a ceremony at Leonardo Royal London City Hotel, on Monday 2nd March.

Huge congratulations to Jenni, on this very well-deserved nomination!