I did this photo shoot when the Greek edition of The Light We Lost arrived. I loved getting to see how my name was spelled using the Greek alphabet. I also loved that my photo is flopped, so I’m looking right instead of left, like I usually do in that picture. And I loved
that Delia Ephron, Karma K. Brown, Brenda Bowen, and Thomas Christopher Greene are on the back flap!
I ate some celebratory Pad Thai for lunch when I found out that Penguin licensed a Thai edition of The Light We Lost. (I was very excited about this news.)
I wrote a (very!) short story, and it’s now being published in the Sunday Express Magazine in the UK. The link is right here, if you’d like to read it: http://www.express.co.uk/…/Exclusive-short-story-by-Jill-Sa…
I celebrated with Prosecco when Il Giorno Aspettiamo hit the bestseller list in Italy! Number 19! Evviva!
When I was in London, I got to visit the Magic Radio studios and talk with Harriet Scott about The Light We Lost for her Book Club podcast. The episode is now up! Here’s the link, if anyone is interested in giving it a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/…/p…/5-jill-santopolo/id1213782541…
The Light We Lost was reviewed in The Sun in the U.K., and the reviewer had this to say about it: “This is surely the next great romantic epic… It is a novel that lives with you long after the final page. A book for a generation and a future classic.” Reading that line made me kind of speechless. Here’s the whole review:
When I came home from promoting my adult novel, The Light We Lost, in Europe, I found these Sparkle Spa books waiting for me! Book 7 from the French publisher and book 10 from the US publisher!
On May 22, The Light We Lost was released in Italian, with the title Il Giorno Che Aspettiamo (The Day We’re Waiting For). I was in Milan for its publication and just loved everyone I met who worked at Casa Editrice Nord, who published the Italian edition. Here’s a photo shoot I did of the book (I love the bridge and flowers on the jacket):