Life Cycle of a Writer – Jan Brigden – Cover Reveal!

Wow! Am I excited or am I excited? ๐Ÿ˜€


With all my edits complete, I can now proudly reveal the fabulously glam cover for my upcoming debut novel As Weekends Go which will be published by Choc Lit on December 4th!



Huge thanks to BERNI STEVENS for the design. Youโ€™ve done me proud!



What if your entire life changed in the space of a weekend?ย ย 

When Rebeccaโ€™s friend Abi convinces her to get away from it all at the fabulous Hawksley Manor hotel in York, it seems too good to be true. Pampering and relaxation is just what Rebecca needs to distract herself from the creeping suspicion that her husband, Greg, is hiding something from her.

She never imagined that by the end of the weekend she would have dined with celebrities or danced the night away in exclusive clubs. Nor could she have predicted she would meet famous footballer, Alex Heath, or that he would be the one to show her that she deserved so much more โ€ฆ

But no matter how amazing a weekend is, itโ€™s always back to reality come Monday morning โ€“ isnโ€™t it?


I can’t believe it’s been eight months since I signed my contract.




And now it is just over three weeks until publication.




Even my butterflies have butterflies!ย 

I nearly swallowed my chocolate chip cookie WHOLE when I saw my novel on The Choc Lit ย website and then on AMAZON.CO.UK for pre-order.

Best put on my literary seatbelt and prepare for the ride.

Wish me luck โ€ฆ

Love Jan



Connect with me on Twitter @Briggy44 or at @theromaniacs

And on Facebook โ€“ Jan Brigden




  1. 1

    WAHOOOOOO! What a stunning and fabulous cover, Jan ๐Ÿ˜€ Huge congratulations on your debut – I’m grinning away here. So pleased for you. I can’t wait to read AWG ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy your day xxx

    • 2
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Laura, thank you so much! I can’t stop grinning at the cover. It’s HERE!! So excited and proud. Thank you for all you’ve done in supporting and encouraging me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  2. 3
    suefortin Says:

    Wow! and double Wow! That is one fantastically glitzy cover, Jan, I LOVE it! Also love the sound of the whole novel – I can’t wait to read As Weekends Go. Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 4
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thank you, Sue. I can’t believe the moment is finally here. I fear my MASSIVE grin may be permanent. Thanks for all your support, encouragement and wise words ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  3. 5

    WOOT!! It’s HERE and finally we have a release date too! You are going to do great โค xx

    • 6
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thanks, Yasmin. You’ve been a constant support to me – always so encouraging. I’m so excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  4. 7

    Yay!!! xx

    • 8
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thank you, Liz! I keep grinning at it as though it’s not real – ha!

      Jan Xx

  5. 9

    It’s just gorgeous, Jan!!
    Looking forward so much to reading. xx

    • 10
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Ah, thanks so much, June. I’m so pleased with it. So glam! My excitement levels are rising fast. Thanks for all your support.

      Jan Xx

  6. 11

    Fabulous, Jan! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous and wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxx

    • 12
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Ah, you’ve been such a support to me, Elle. Thank you for everything. So pleased you love the cover too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  7. 13
    Lizzie Lamb Says:

    I feel a bit like that little Italian bloke on Strictly Come Dancing – Is this hot? or is it HOT ?! Fabulous cover Jan, and I’m sure you can’t decide whether to be anxious or excited today (been there, done that). Be excited and enjoy the moment. I can’t wait to read it as I know its gonna be a good ‘un. Best of luck my lovely friend, you deserve it. Going off to ‘share’ with the unsuspecting public right now.

    • 14
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Bless you, Lizzie! Thank you so much. I’m going to call you ‘Bruno’ from now on ๐Ÿ˜€ So appreciate all your support. Hope you enjoy AWG.

      Jan Xx

  8. 15
    Lizzie Lamb Says:

    Reblogged this on New Romantics Press and commented:
    Our lovely supportive friend Jan Brigden has finally become a published author. Fabulous front cover – off to pre0-order now!

  9. 17

    Massive congratulations, Jan! I absolutely love the cover, and canโ€™t wait to read the book! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • 18
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thanks so much, Clare. I’m thrilled to bits. Such a glam cover. Thanks for all your support ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  10. 19
    Wendy Janes Says:

    Many congratulations, Jan. So excited for you. What a glam cover!

    • 20
      The Romaniacs Says:

      So pleased you like it, Wendy! Thanks for all your support. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  11. 21
    Margaret Cullingford Says:


    • 22
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thanks so much, Mags! I’m so excited about it all ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  12. 23
    sharon Says:

    Congratulations, Jan! Gorgeous cover and sounds like a fabulous story. So pleased for you xxx

    • 24
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Sharon – thank you so much for your lovely comments and support ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  13. 25
    Janice Says:

    SO excited for you Jan – enjoy every blooming moment! What a stunning cover – and the blurb…. well you had me at the first sentence. Can’t wait to read this book!

    • 26
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Ah, thank you so much, Janice. Thrilled to bits that you are intrigued. Appreciate your support ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

  14. 27

    Fabulous cover, great title and it’s coming soon – well done Jan and congratulations!!! Lx

    • 28
      The Romaniacs Says:

      Thanks so much, Linn! I’m so excited it’s almost here ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jan Xx

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