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The Apothecary’s Daughter

YouWriteOn Adult Fiction 2010 Overall Winner. The Apothecary’s Daughter by Charlotte Betts joins the  previous YouWriteOn Writers and Award Winners below who have achieved mainstream publishing successes with leading publishers.  The Apothecary’s Daughter was discovered by the literary agency who represents bestselling book series The Princess Diaries by the agency viewing the story’s opening chapters on the YouWriteOn story charts earlier this year, and the novel has now secured a 2 book deal with publisher Little Brown – publisher of bestselling authors such as as Iain Banks, Stephanie Meyer and Patricia Cornwell. The Apothecary’s Daughter will be published in 2011.

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  1. Hi Charlotte

    Congratulations on the publication of your novel. I love the cover and will be getting a copy very soon. It was great to meet you at the RNA Conference.

    Lynn

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  2. I just finished reading THE APOTHECARY’S DAUGHTER. It was wonderful. I also read the preview of your second book at the back and I am anxious to read it also, especially as it is a sequel. What is the title of it and when will it be published?

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    • Hello Jo Ann

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed The Apothecary’s Daughter. The book has been my ‘baby’ for so long it was pretty scary sending it out into the world and subjecting it to criticism so your comment has put a smile on my face!

      The sequel is to be called The Painter’s Apprentice. I’ve just finished the first draft and I’m about to start the first round of revisions. I expect it to be out next year. Watch this space and keep an eye on Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith’s websites for more information!

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  3. Dear Charlotte
    I have just finished The Apothecary’s Daughter, thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to The Painter’s Apprentice.

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    • Hello Dawn

      Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed The Apothecary’s Daughter. I’m working hard on The Painter’s Apprentice now – nearly finished and out in February! Best wishes, Charlotte

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