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Giovanna Fletcher - Author

About the Author

Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna Fletcher is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself or reading books. Her debut novel, Billy and Me, is also published by Penguin. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher.

 

Below is a Q&A with this author.

 

1) If I had to describe my mood in one word, it would be: Chipper

2) You might not know this about me, but I: …always clean up before the cleaner comes over. I don’t want her to think I’m a slob!

3) When I’m feeling down, I find that I’m always cheered up by: A good walk. I whack on my walking boots and go rambling through the woods.

4) Three things on my desk right now are: A Fairy Dust candle (that’s its scent, I’ve not gone mad), a glass of water and my ginger cat Marvin.

5) My favourite children’s book was: My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards. I was always a good child, so I loved reading about what naughty things the little girl got up to.

6) If I could live in a book, that book would be: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I just think everything about it is so romantic.

7) My most-watched movie would have to be: I am Sam, starring Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s about a mentally disabled single father who faces losing custody of his 7year-old daughter. If you’ve not seen it then I highly recommend it. It’s a beautifully heartbreaking story filled with love.

8) If my house was on fire, the one thing I’d rescue would be: My laptop –everything is on there, although, perhaps I should say one of my cats, or my husband?

9) My cooking speciality is: My Christmas dinner, but more specifically my roast potatoes – crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle.

10) I attribute my success so far most to: Positive thinking and having the determination to plough on regardless of setbacks.

11) I know it’s a little weird, but I think: That magpies are highly significant to achieving goals… at the start of my driving test I looked in my rearview mirror and saw two of them. In that moment I knew I’d pass, and I did. Ten years on and I’m still cheered along whenever I see two sat together, or, rather sadly, I’m desperately seeking out a solo flyer’s mate…

12) The person whose opinion matters most to me is: My husband’s. If he’s on my side then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

13) If an unpublished writer asked me for advice, I’d tell them: That I was new to the whole thing myself and felt unqualified to offer advice…

14) The one thing I wish I’d known 10 years ago is: The correct spelling of the word ‘definitely’. I spelt it ‘definately’ until I was about 23. Yes, shocking I know. I cringe when I think back to the amount of people I’d written to using that appalling spelling.

15) The best advice I ever got was: From Dorothy Koomson, who unknowingly prompted me to start writing Billy and Me. She mentioned the amount of people who expressed to her their ambition to write novels – she told me her advice to them was to sit down and actually start writing. Nothing can ever happen until that begins. I took that onboard and started writing that same day.

Featured books by Giovanna Fletcher

Letters on Motherhood

Letters on Motherhood

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Audiobook Release Date: 20/02/2020

The beautiful collection of personal letters from the No.1 bestselling author and podcast host of Happy Mum Happy Baby Letters on Motherhood is a collection of heartfelt and deeply personal letters written by Giovanna to her three young sons Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today. In this beautiful book she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life whilst also talking about the deeper universal truths of parenting - coping with mum guilt, finding a work/family life balance, positive body image, rediscovering a sense of identity, and a parent's hopes, fears and expectations for their child's future. Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, her own experiences of motherhood and the lessons she has learned along the way will resonate with parents everywhere.

Audiobooks of the Month
Happy Mum, Happy Baby My Adventures into Motherhood

Happy Mum, Happy Baby My Adventures into Motherhood

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2017

A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

You're the One That I Want

You're the One That I Want

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

June 2014 Book of the Month. Three school friends from the age of nine, two boys, Ben and Robert, one girl, Maddy, are each other’s ‘best friends’ through thick and thin and so they grow up.  The book opens with Maddy walking down the aisle to marry Robert but admitting  that if the best man, Ben, were to raise his head and say ‘marry me instead’ she probably would.  The rest of the book takes us through those years from 9 to 26 from all three points of view, but mostly from Maddy and Ben trying to come to terms with their love.  Robert’s input appears to be a diary-like entry.   All the way through you wonder if Maddy will say ‘I do’ to Robert.

eBooks of the Month
Billy and Me

Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2013

June 2013 Debut of the Month. A potentially predictable 'girl meets boy' chick-lit standard is pulled up by its bootstraps into a highly enjoyable, bitter sweet, romantic story. Working in a local tea shop Sophie May is happy with her lot and the support she has (and gives to her friends and family). Then, without realising it, she meets a Hollywood 'A lister' and her life changes dramatically. But can it last? Zoella Book Club title Summer 16.

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Giovanna Fletcher

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Pre-order the heart-warming and uplifting new novel from the number 1 bestselling author You never know where life will take you next . . . Praise for Giovanna Fletcher: 'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star 'A heartbreakingly beautiful story about friendship and unrequited love. I was totally and utterly captivated' Paige Toon 'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell 'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer 'A gorgeously tender, funny and big-hearted novel with wonderful characters you'll fall in love with' Miranda Dickinson 'Wonderfully warm and cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' Ali McNamara

Letters on Motherhood

Letters on Motherhood

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The heart-warming, affirming and inspiring collection of letters on motherhood from Queen of the Castle, Sunday Times bestselling author and proud mum, Giovanna Fletcher. 'Inspiring, beautiful and eye opening. Thank you Giovanna. You've made many mothers feel like they're not alone' 5***** Reader Review 'As heartwarming as it is moving' Hello! NOW WITH FOUR EXCLUSIVE NEW LETTERS _______ In this beautiful and poignant collection, Giovanna writes deeply heartfelt letters to everyone who has helped her to become the mother she is today. To her young sons: Buzz, Buddy and Max. To Tom, and her mum and dad. But also, to herself, her body, and more. And finally, to all of the mums, dads and mums-to-be out there doing the work too. These letters cover everything from her fears and hopes to the love and uncertainty of being a mother today. Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, Giovanna's relatable musings on motherhood are both a joy and a comfort, paying testament to the power of family. With stories parents everywhere can relate to, Letters on Motherhood is the perfect gift for any Mum. _______ 'Fantastically honest, witty and real . . . I laughed and cried!' 5***** Reader Review 'Giovanna is a real one' Candice Brathwaite, bestselling author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother 'Cried, laughed and could relate to nearly every word' 5***** Reader Review 'Giovanna is a one of a kind sort of person. She's genuine, talented, and well honestly? I just really like her' Rosie Ramsay, bestselling author of Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed.

Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Curl up with the irresistibly funny and uplifting Sunday Times bestseller from the No. 1 bestseller and Queen of the Castle, Giovanna Fletcher THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A fun read with a big dose of girl power' SUN ________ When the love of your life says you're not The One . . . what next? After celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks Lizzy and Ian are about to get engaged. Including Lizzy. That is, until a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiance and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity . . . To find out what she's been missing while playing Ian's 'better half'. To rediscover the girl she was before. And, in the meantime, to have a little fun . . . ________ 'Her funniest, freshest and best yet' Heat 'Engaging, witty and heartbreaking' i 'A must-read' Closer

Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Always With Love

Always With Love

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

The magical and heart-warming novel from No. 1 bestseller and Queen of the Castle, Giovanna Fletcher 'Simply gorgeous. Sit back and let yourself be swept up into the life of Sophie and Billy' 5***** Reader Review 'This is pure escapism and I loved every single word of it' 5***** Reader Review 'I cried tears of joy and happiness . . . Beautifully written' 5***** Reader Review ________ Sophie's got used to being the girlfriend of Billy Buskin, the biggest movie star in the world. Sort of. But when she and Billy take a trip to visit his family in Los Angeles, she quickly discovers she's totally unprepared for the chaos of Hollywood, the paparazzi and Billy's controlling mother. And when Billy extends his stay in LA, leaving Sophie to fly home to Rosefont Hill alone, it seems there's more than just miles between them. Now Sophie must decide if they can overcome their differences for good. Because not every love story lasts the distance . . . With so much love on every page, this dazzling sequel to Billy and Me will warm your heart this winter. 'Giovanna Fletcher steals our hearts again' New Magazine

Dream a Little Christmas Dream

Dream a Little Christmas Dream

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Ebook Release Date: 08/10/2015

The perfect novella for cold winter nights - the festive sequel to Dream a Little Dream from the Number One bestsellerSarah's doing great. Okay, her dreams might still be totally bananas but real life is definitely back on track. She's got a fantastic job, amazing friends and plans to spend all Christmas wrapped up with Brett, her handsome boyfriend. But after another night of increasingly bizarre dreams, Sarah wakes to find her housemate suddenly announcing she's moving out. And later that day Brett begins to act strangely. He's clearly hiding something - but what? Soon Sarah can't help but wonder if she's living in a festive nightmare. Will any of her dreams come true for Christmas?

Christmas Dreams

Christmas Dreams

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Ebook Release Date: 08/10/2015

Penguin Presents, Christmas Dreams, written and read by Giovanna Fletcher. A bundle edition of two fabulously festive Christmas stories, available as an unabridged audio download. DREAM A LITTLE CHRISTMAS DREAM Sarahs doing great. Okay, her dreams might still be totally bananas but real life is definitely back on track. Shes got a fantastic job, amazing friends and plans to spend all Christmas wrapped up with Brett, her handsome boyfriend. But after another night of increasingly bizarre dreams, Sarah wakes to find her housemate suddenly announcing shes moving out. And later that day Brett begins to act strangely. Hes clearly hiding something - but what? Soon Sarah cant help but wonder if shes living in a festive nightmare. Will any of her dreams come true for Christmas? CHRISTMAS WITH BILLY AND ME Sophie and Billys love story had the perfect fairy tale ending, but will all their wishes come true this Christmas?

Christmas With Billy and Me

Christmas With Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/11/2014

The heart-warming sequel to Billy and Me from the Number One bestsellerChristmas has come to Rosefont Hill and it's destined to be a particularly special festive season for Sophie May.When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her little teashop, the romantic in her finds it impossible to refuse. Even though Christmas is her busiest time of year she has her own sweetheart, Hollywood actor Billy Buskin, to lend a helping hand. How could she say no to making someone's dream come true?As Sophie and Billy work together to plan the perfect fairytale proposal for this couple, excitement in Rosefont Hill is mounting. Who is this mysterious man? And who is the lucky lady he's about to get down on one knee for?Giovanna Fletcher's special Christmas novella is perfect for anyone looking for some seasonal magic.

Christmas With Billy and Me

Christmas With Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

The heart-warming sequel to Billy and Me from the Number One bestseller Christmas has come to Rosefont Hill and it's destined to be a particularly special festive season for Sophie May. When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her little teashop, the romantic in her finds it impossible to refuse. Even though Christmas is her busiest time of year she has her own sweetheart, Hollywood actor Billy Buskin, to lend a helping hand. How could she say no to making someone's dream come true? As Sophie and Billy work together to plan the perfect fairytale proposal for this couple, excitement in Rosefont Hill is mounting. Who is this mysterious man? And who is the lucky lady he's about to get down on one knee for? Giovanna Fletcher's special Christmas novella is perfect for anyone looking for some seasonal magic. ___________ 'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer

You're the One That I Want

You're the One That I Want

Author: Giovanna Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

A wonderfully heart-warming novel about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship from the No. 1 bestselling author and Queen of the Castle, Giovanna Fletcher 'Perfect escapism and written so beautifully' 5***** READER REVIEW 'I cried and I laughed . . . I couldn't put it down' 5***** READER REVIEW _______ Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself. But if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right? . . . Maddy has a choice to make, but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it . . . Praise for Billy and Me: 'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell 'A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit' Carole Matthews 'Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont' Louise Candlish 'Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' Ali McNamara 'If you're looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that'll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you've made a new friend, you'll love Billy and Me' Vanessa Greene 'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer 'This is one juicy read' Now 'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star Magazine