Maddie Please was born in Dorset, brought up in Worcestershire and went to University in Cardiff.

After a career as a dentist Maddie now lives in Devon with her exceptionally handsome and supportive husband. They have 4 adult-ish children all of whom have left home and are probably rather surprised by all this. She did warn them.

Maddie is a voracious reader, and would enjoy hoovering, defrosting the fridge and cleaning the windows but unfortunately she doesn’t really have time. She is very disciplined and sensible about her writing and she likes to write every day because it gets her out of doing the ironing.

The Summer of Second Chances is Maddie’s debut novel, and it was the result of Chris Manby’s brilliant plotting workshop in beautiful Cornwall..

Maddie’s second book will be published by Avon Maze in February 2018 and she is now working on her third book. *

* No cupcakes or bunting were harmed in the writing of any of these books

Maddie Please
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The Summer of Second Chances

Thanks are firstly due to my agent Annette Green of Annette Green Agency who loved this book and is obviously very wise, totally brilliant and the best agent anyone could hope for.

Secondly to my editor Rachel Faulkner Willcocks of Avon Maze Harper Collins who is delightful, dedicated and insightful.

Thank you to Joanne Gledhill for her great copy editing work shovelling away all those commas and picking up the things I missed.

There are of course many others who have supported me, encouraged me and poured me drinks during this process.

Most importantly Jane Ayres, my best friend – without whom life wouldn’t be nearly so much fun.

Debi Alper – Author, editrix extraordinaire and stalwart champion of all novice writers.

Chris Manby who said the right thing at exactly the right moment and taught me to plot properly too.

Claire Dyer who is filled with talent, kindness and good ideas.

A very special shout out to The Literary Lovelies, a group of writerly friends I met through Twitter who provide invaluable advice, riotous lunches and fabulous support. Jane Ayres, Chris Manby, Susanna Bavin, Catherine Boardman, Karen Coles, Christina Branach, oh and Kirsten Hesketh.

And of course David, Freya, Claudia and James and the rest of my family who I think are probably rather surprised.