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    • Publication date:20 Oct 2016
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Seven Steps to Happiness

By Stella Newman
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A slice of women's fiction heaven - Stella Newman is the author to watch thanks to her trademark warmth and humour. She puts the com into Romcom.

Do you love Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell? If so, Stella Newman is for you!

Is there a formula for happiness?

If it's Netflix, two-for-one Malbec and the perfect toasted-cheese sandwich, Lenny has it covered. But when her friend Juliet finds herself at rock bottom, Lenny realises it's going to take more than that to fix her.

Luckily help is at hand in the form of HappyGuru: a plan which promises happiness in seven easy steps. So when Lenny is asked to research it, she puts scepticism aside and persuades Juliet they should give it a go.

The friends quickly find themselves immersed in mindfulness, juice cleanses and death-defying circus stunts. Yet as Juliet becomes increasingly buoyant, things only get more complicated for Lenny.

Can it be that happiness is only seven steps away?

A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted cheese.

Biographical Notes

Stella Newman studied English at Sussex University, then went on to work in advertising, at the BBC and then as a professional food taster. She is now a full time writer, based in London and has written three previous novels: Pear Shaped, Leftovers and The Dish, as well as the festive e-short story A Pear Shaped Christmas. She blogs about restaurants, food and writing at and you can follow her on twitter @stellanewman.

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  • Publication date: 20 Oct 2016
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Brilliant characters in very realistic situations are brought to a very satisfactory conclusion. A great read — Katie Fforde
Our two dearest loves: food and romance — Cosmopolitan
Deliciously good stuff! — Fabulous magazine
Leaves you wanting more — Heat
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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris. The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, collaborated with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.

Nell Dixon

Nell Dixon was born and continues to live in a small area of the UK known as the Black Country. She is married and has three daughters. In addition to writing, she works full-time as a health visitor in her local community. She was the winnner of the 2007 RNA Romance Prize.

Niamh Shaw

Niamh Shaw writes in between caring for her ailing Siamese Fighting Fish, and threatening her inner child with yang and the more menacing chakras. Niamh is a corporate escapee who has never been framed for sabotage, but has successfully framed others.

Nicholas Montemarano

Nicholas Montemarano is the author of a story collection, If the Sky Falls and a novel, A Fine Place. He is associate professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was the author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower. Recipient of the Locus, Hugo and Nebula awards, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant'.

Patricia Shaw

Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her novel THE FIVE WINDS won the prestigious Corine International Book Prize. Patricia lives on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

Paul Magrs

Paul Magrs (pronounced Mars) was born in the North East of England and lives in Manchester. After teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and at Manchester Metropolitan University, he now writes full time, and has published fiction for both adults and children, including the acclaimed Brenda and Effie series set in Whitby.

Paul Mceuen

Paul McEuen is currently the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics at Cornell University and an award-winning expert on nanotechnology, looking at the applications of nano-electronics in chemistry and biology. He is a technical adviser to the CIA, Intel and Harvard amongst other institutions. This is Paul's first novel.

Pauline Mclynn

Pauline McLynn grew up in Galway and started acting while studying History of Art in Dublin. She has played many stage roles, but shot to fame as the inimitable Mrs Doyle in Father Ted. Her other television work includes Aristocrats and Bremner, Bird and Fortune and, most recently, the hugely popular comedy series Jam and Jerusalem. Pauline has read several Books at Bedtime and her appearances on cinema screens include Angela's Ashes, Quills, Gypo, Heidi and An Everlasting Piece. Pauline has contributed to Girls' Night In, in aid of War Child, Magic, in aid of One Parent Families, Moments, in aid of Tsunami Relief and the serial Irish novel Yeats Is Dead, in aid of Amnesty International.

Peggy Riley

Peggy Riley is a writer and playwright. She recently won a Highly Commended prize in the 2011 Bridport Prize and was published in their latest anthology. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio and published in "New Short Stories 4", Mslexia Magazine (Third prize - Women's Short Fiction Competition 2010), and as an app on Ether Books. Her plays have been commissioned and produced off-West End, regionally, and on tour. She has been a festival producer, a bookseller, and writer-in-residence at a young offender prison. Originally from Los Angeles, Peggy now lives on the North Kent coast in Britain.

Peter De Jonge

Peter de Jonge wrote the bestselling novels THE BEACH HOUSE and MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN with James Patterson, and has written for several national publications. He lives in New York.

Peter Heller

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and contributing editor on Outside magazine, Men`s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is also the author of several non-fiction books, including Kook; The Whale Warriors; and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet`s Tsangpo Gorge. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Peter Jinks

Peter Jinks has been a journalist (winner of the Young Journalist of the Year award), a playwright (shortlisted for the STV/Traverse comedy theatre award) and a screenplay writer (his script is in development with the BBC). He is thirty-one and lives in Sicily. HALLAM FOE is his first novel.

Phillipa Ashley

Phillipa Ashley studied English at Oxford, before working as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and in 2009, it was filmed as a US TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Her latest novel, Miranda's Mount won Best Ebook at the Festival of Romance Reader Awards 2012 and It Happened One Night was shortlisted in 2013.Phillipa also writes as Pippa Croft - The First Time We Met, the first in a series of sizzling glamorous romances set at Oxford University is published by Penguin in early 2014.She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and daughter and when she's not writing, loves walking in the Lake District and bodyboarding in Cornwall.

Polly Williams

Polly Williams launched her career as a novelist with the bestselling 'The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy'. She is a freelance journalist as well as a novelist, and is married with three children. Follow her on Twitter @pollywilliams and check out her website

Poppy Gee

Poppy Gee was born in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1977. She spends every summer with her family at their shack in the Bay of Fires. This novel was written as part of a Masters in Creative Writing, at the University of Queensland, which Poppy completed in 2011. This is Poppy's first published fiction. She has worked as a journalist, editor and book reviewer and currently teaches journalism and creative writing. Poppy lives in Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two beautiful children. She has nearly completed her next novel, another literary thriller set in the Tasmanian ski village Ben Lomond.

Raymond Benson

RAYMOND BENSON is the author of twenty-seven published novels, including his latest thrillers The Black Stiletto and its sequel, The Black Stiletto: Black & White. His "rock 'n' roll" thriller Dark Side of the Morgue was a Shamus Award nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009. He is also a prolific tie-in writer, his most recent work being Homefront: The Voice of Freedom (co-written with John Milius). Benson was the fourth - and first American - author of the official James Bond novels,and his 007 novels are collected in the anthologies Choice of Weapons and The Union Trilogy.www.raymondbenson.comAmongst other titles, Raymond has written ten authorised James Bond works, including a non-fiction title that was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award. Under a pseudonym, he is also the author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling books that continue Tom Clancy's line of political thrillers.