Happy Publication day to Jon Rance and to celebrate the release of his new book, ‘About Us’, Jon Rance chats to Handwritten Girl about the book and why we should buy it.
This is the story of Rosie and Pete. From the beginning until the end.
I’m excited and proud because today is publication day for my sixth novel, ‘About Us’. Firstly, thank you to Bronagh for having me on her wonderful blog. It’s such a pleasure to be here on day one of my blog tour. So, ‘About Us’, what’s it about and why should you buy it?
About Us, is the story of Rosie Willis and her relationship with husband Pete. The inspiration for the novel was I wanted to write a story about an entire relationship. My last book, ‘Dan And Nat Got Married’, was a fun romantic comedy about a couple just starting out and falling in love. I find the trouble with romantic comedies is that I always want to know what happens next. Once the honeymoon phase is over and people grow up and life changes, what happens next? When the sparkly optimism of youth is replaced with the bitter mundanity of middle age. ‘About Us’, gives us everything from the moment Rosie and Pete meet at university in the 90’s until twenty years later where most of the novel is set. We see all of the important moments in their life and relationship, while seeing how it impacts the present and the subsequent choices they’re forced to make.
If you haven’t read any of my previous books, most of my novels are comedies. I love writing humour and although there are elements of comedy in this book, it’s more dramatic than my other work. After my last novel, which was pure romantic comedy, I knew I wanted to write something deeper with a bigger emotional canvass. ‘About Us’, is my most emotional book to date and it’s something I’m really proud of. It definitely took my writing to new areas. I also and for the first time, wrote the entire book from the female perspective. I knew this was a risk, but the reaction I’ve had so far has been extremely positive. I’m really embracing my feminine side!
So today is publication day and here’s why I think you should buy, ‘About Us’. If you love authors like Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls, I think you’re going to love this. If you love television shows like ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘This Is Us’, I think this will be right up your street. If like me you’re a parent, or have parents, have children, are married or in a relationship, there will be something in this book you can relate to. One of the things I wanted to do in this book was write a novel that almost anyone could relate to on some level. It has everything. It’s truly a novel about life, about love, about us. ‘About Us’, is out today exclusively on Amazon! Grab your copy now for just 99p for a limited time!
You can buy About Us from Amazon