Hello to anyone who’s stumbled across this blog or hopped on the link from the BSB website.

A few years ago, I asked my better half what she wanted for Christmas. Her answer? “Write me a story.”

I’d always loved writing, but working twelve hour shifts that switch between nights and days with barely enough time to blink in between and a general tendency towards laziness had made me fall out of the habit. However, not wanting to back out of a challenge, I bought a new pad of paper (I’m old-school like that) and a few Bic biros, and sat down to start scribbling.

That was about four years ago. My partner finally got her Christmas present three years late, but the “story” ran to 72,000 words and we both liked it enough to think about sending it to a publisher. Summoning up the nerve to do that accounted for the extra year. At the end of December, I got an email from BSB with an offer of publication, swiftly followed by a contract, and life has been a bit of a whirlwind ever since!

I heard this morning that Snowbound has been given a publication date of 13th December 2011 and then realised I’d sneaked onto the BSB authors page, which gave me the kick up the pants necessary to start this blog (I’ve been a little nervous.) I hope to have a picture of the cover up as soon as I can, but for now I’ll leave you with this thought: you’re stuck out here in the middle of a snowstorm, with someone who’s seriously injured and relying on you to save her…


About Cari Hunter

Cari Hunter is the author of "Snowbound", "Desolation Point" and "Tumbledown", "Alias", "Breathe", and the Dark Peak series of crime thrillers - "No Good Reason", "Cold to the Touch", and "A Quiet Death" - all published by Bold Strokes Books. Her new novel "Unbreakable" is now available to buy.
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4 Responses to Hello!

  1. Anonymous says:


    Wanted to say what a wonderful first novel Snowbound was! I read it in a few hours, and loved it! I was very happy that the publishers/editors didn’t Americanize the vocabulary. I totally enjoy reading books w/their native language intact (ex: theatre instead of operating room; favourite versus favorite, etc). Can’t wait for your next novel. Again, congrats and thank you for an excellent read !!! ..

    • Cari Hunter says:

      Re: Snowbound

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write (and for taking the chance on a first-time novelist!) 🙂 I’m really happy you enjoyed Snowbound.

      When I had the manuscript accepted by BSB I was worried that they would want to tone down its Britishness, but they were brilliant in that regard and left everything exactly as it was. It led to a few interesting conversations with my editor but I think we got the worst of the lost in translation issues ironed out before it went to the press!

      I’m busy writing another story at the moment. Whether it’ll become a novel is anyone’s guess but I’m keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

      Thank you again for your kind words, Cari.

  2. Sue Robinson says:

    Well, gosh. Just read this and it took me straight back to reading Snowbound for the first time, getting in touch and watching your writing career take you to lofty-ish heights!
    So glad I was one of the lucky ones who came across you way back when!

    • Cari Hunter says:

      I’m very glad you found me (and sorry for taking so long to spot this comment!) I honestly can’t remember writing this little intro, so it was fun to reread it. So much has happened since then, but one thing I do remember is how excited I was when I found out that Snowbound was going to be published. I also remember it was New Year’s Eve. Happy new year, eh? 😉

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