#PublicationDay #AuthorInterview #BookPromo for Another Us by Kirsten Hesketh #AnotherUs @Kirsten_Hesketh

‘A funny, compassionate and poignant story about family, Asperger’s and chocolate shoes’!
What if Emma isn’t the person she thought she was?
Her son’s been diagnosed with autism, she’s accidentally quit her job and her marriage feels like a sham.
But, if Emma’s changing, how can her old life fit in with the new Emma? 
Compassionate, funny and poignant, Another Us is perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Fiona Gibson. 


You can grab your copy of the book here: https://t.co/RB2yfMRagI?amp=1

Another Us final cover


When did you know that you wanted to be an author?

I was a late starter to the writing game. I used to pen the occasional adventure story as a child but – after that – nothing.  For decades!  I used to say I wanted to write a book but I never did anything to make it happen. It was during a quiet spell in my job as a marketing consultant that a friend gently suggested that now might be a good time to give it a go. So, I did. I didn’t think I get beyond the first page, the first chapter, the first draft … but here I am!


What inspired you to write this book?

It was a statistic I saw several years after one of my children was diagnosed with mild Asperger Syndrome. The statistic claimed that eight out of ten marriages with a child on the spectrum break down. That prompted me to ask ‘what if?’ and the idea behind Another Us was born.


If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?

‘If Emma isn’t the person she thought she was, how can her old life fit with the new Emma?’


What are you up to next?

Something quite different. I am writing the first of two books set in London in the First World War. I’m loving it – although the research is proving somewhat difficult with the museums and libraries currently closed.


Who is your biggest inspiration?

In my real life, my Mum for being such a generally fabulous lady and for always encouraging me to believe in myself and to follow my dreams.

In the writing world, my heroine is Marian Keyes for writing about gritty topics with such warmth and humour and wisdom.



71rTP3B1cXL._SY200_Kirsten has a background in advertising and now runs her own consultancy specialising in psychological interviewing and focus groups. Over the past 25 years, she has interviewed the Great British public on everything from Rolos to razors.

Married with a teenage son, daughter and two exceptionally fluffy moggies, Kirsten is also a keen amateur archaeologist and loves to spend her weekends hacking through the mud on a local Roman dig. She is also a staunch supporter of Wycombe Wanderers – especially when they are winning!

Another Us is her debut novel