Self-confessed social media addict Aimee Horton is about to self-publish her very first book entitled Survival of the Ginnest and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview.
Survival of the Ginnest is about Dottie Harris who lived the self-indulgent lifestyle of every childless couple. Then she and her partner decided to have kids. Struggling through the issues of pregnancy and motherhood, Dottie turns to social networking. Once there to help organise her social life, she quickly becomes reliant on it, using it as a way to reach out to others and beginning to come to terms with the funny side of motherhood, whilst realising that she’s not the only person to consider anything after 7am a lie in. Oh, I hear you Dottie!
Made up entirely of Facebook-style updates you can follow Dottie on her journey, spanning four years of her life. It includes worries, insecurities, tears and tantrums, along with the things nobody ever tells you about motherhood! Full of humour and honesty, watch Dottie as she trades in her social life for the sofa and a bottle of gin, watching her children grow older and her less enthusiastic.
It was such a fun read and I laughed and cried my way through it. Being made up of snappy updates means that you can easily pick it up to read as and when. But in all honestly, if you are anything like me you’ll be like ‘just one more status’ and end up gobbling up the whole novella in one sitting! I absolutely loved Survival of the Ginnest. Not only did I find myself nodding along to Dottie’s story it also makes me incredibly excited about what is yet to come from Aimee Horton.
The debut novella will be available from Monday 29th April via e-book on Amazon Kindle with all digital platforms such as ibooks, Nook and Kobo following closely behind. For more information about Survival of the Ginnest, please visit www.aimee-horton.co.uk.