It’s publication day for Abigail Mann’s hilarious debut, The Lonely Fajita (HarperCollins / One More Chapter).

Shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Award 2019, this novel has garnered a lot of attention in the run up to publication.

Bestselling author Milly Jones commented that Abigail “is a sparky new talent on the scene”, while the novel has received countless five star reviews on Goodreads:

“This book was a delight. Funny AND it gave me the warm fuzzies” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“What a delightful read! An unexpected story with heart, hope, and humour.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Really funny from start to finish. Cannot recommend high enough. A must read!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The story follows Elissa…

Breaking up is hard to do… Or the best thing that could happen to you!

It’s Elissa’s birthday, but her boyfriend hasn’t really noticed – and she’s accidentally scheduled herself a cervical smear instead of celebration drinks. Great.

Then there’s her borderline-psychotic boss, the fact she’s not making but losing money at work, and her sinking feeling she’s about to be dumped.

But Elissa will soon find out that being single doesn’t have to be lonely… And with a little help from her friends, even a girl with minus £1,000 in her account can have a lot of fun.

Abigail Mann has worked with words in many different guises, from studying English and Creative Writing at the University of Kent, to teaching literature at secondary level in London and Sheffield.

Inspired by the experience of interning in the app industry and living in London in her early twenties, Abigail left teaching to write her first novel whilst working as a freelance editorial assistant. Abigail lives in London, but frequently returns to her homeland of Norfolk.

Abigail is also the next author in our interview series – check it out here!