Author! Author!

We are delighted to announce the signing of Heleen Kist—the breakthrough author of In Servitude—for her latest novel, STAY MAD, SWEETHEART.

In her life, Heleen has had to put up with being fondled, patronised and ordered to smile too many times by random men. This ended up being the inspiration for her latest novel.


STAY MAD, SWEETHEART is a feminist tale of revenge and retribution that resonates powerfully in this #MeToo era. The story sits on the periphery of crime, exploring the grey areas of consent, harassment and discrimination. A dark yet empowering tale of three women who join forces to plot the downfall of those who've wronged them.


Whilst Heleen’s professional understanding of technology start-ups fed the novel’s setting, its themes required no research: these are common to all women.


Heleen joins our small troop of inspirational authors with unique and interesting voices, and we have no doubt that STAY MAD, SWEETHEART will be one of the standout novels of 2020.


We are delighted to be part of Heleen’s publishing journey, and hope that all of you will join us in welcoming her to the family.


Heleen was chosen as an up-and-coming author at Bloody Scotland 2018. Her first novel, In Servitude, won the silver medal for Best European Fiction at the Independent Publishers Book Awards in the USA and was shortlisted for The Selfies award at London Book Fair.


A Dutch strategy consultant living in Glasgow and married to a Scotsman, she’s raising their son to be a good man and their daughter to kick ass.


You can follow Heleen on twitter: @hkist.


STAY MAD, SWEETHEART will be published in paperback and eBook versions from 19th November 2019.


You can get a sneak preview and pre-order your copy direct from our online shop and if you're in the UK, you can use the code STAYMAD at the checkout to get a 10% discount on the paperback.

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