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Get thee behind me, Jodi - The Nothing Girl

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Initial post: 27 May 2014 17:03:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 May 2014 19:14:29 BDT
It's official. I have the strength and will power of a strand of very over-cooked pasta. Only hours after vowing to go, 'cold turkey' on my Kindle addiction I just happened to be browsing my favourite authors, (a quiet spell in the library), and realised that' The Nothing Girl' was available. It must have been the fastest, 'one click' order in Amazon's history.

My name is Sheryl and I am an Amazon addict......

To add insult to injury I then read The Nothing Girl as soon as I got home, instead of doing my year end accounts....... Like I said, no will power!

The guilt and shame are totally worth it though: I loved The Nothing Girl! I was a little perplexed about the nature of the heroine's life debilitating illness at first but, after a while it became irrelevant anyway, (and all was explained in the end).

I very rarely cry at written text but parts of this book made me put down my Kindle and howl. A testament to your excellent descriptive skills,Jodi.

Please do not be publishing any more books until the end of next month, Jodi, when my wages hit my dessicated bank account and I can, 'one click' with a fairly clear conscience. On the other hand, if it's the fourth St Mary's ..... well, surely that's what emergency funds are for??

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2014 07:26:54 BDT
Jodi Taylor says:
I'm so glad you enjoyed The Nothing Girl. It's so different from St Mary's that I hesitated for a long time before sending it to my publishers. I wasn't sure people would like it, so thanks very much indeed for your kind comments.
The really good news is that Book 4 is coming along and the even better news is that your stricken bank account should have had time to recover.

Posted on 9 Jun 2014 22:48:06 BDT
Sarnie says:
I totally agree with everything Mrs Brown says, except please, please, please publish soon. I couldn't put this down and I also cried at one part, I won't say what as I don't want to spoil the story for other readers, but the last time I cried at a book was when I read my daughter's copy of A Fault in Our Stars (I also recommend this). Can't wait for number 4 and anything else you might be writing.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 05:04:50 BDT
Jodi Taylor says:
Sorry Sheryl, as part of my personal crusade to annihilate what little remains of your bank account, I'm bringing out a short St Mary's story - I mean the story's short, not St Mary's. I get that wrong every time - on 19th June. Entitled Roman Holiday it's about Ancient Rome and attempted murder. Hope you enjoy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 06:16:07 BDT
(Grins), I can think of no better way to p*&s off my bank manager! Maybe I should try some guile.

I shall take him the library copy of 'Just One Damned Thing'.., get him hooked and then purchasing any future books would be listed under 'vital and necessary' spending instead of, 'total frivolous, why are you wasting your money when you don't have any?'

This sounds like a plan!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 08:13:04 BDT
Jodi Taylor says:
I agree! Go for it! With your strategic planning skills you should apply for a job at St Mary's!

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 15:18:32 BDT
Oh, yes please!

Posted on 7 Aug 2014 07:53:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Aug 2014 07:55:00 BDT
cestina says:
I love the Chronicles of St Mary's so of course took The Nothing Girl. I read it through the night, thus adding to my all too frequent toll of sleepless nights, and I can't remember enjoying a book more in recent years.

Off the wall, sad, laugh out loud funny (rare for me), a sheer delight. I have rushed to recommend it to people this morning and hope that there will be many such books from your pen. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2014 08:00:13 BDT
Jodi Taylor says:
Thank you. Your enjoyment makes all my sleepless nights worth while! I'm so glad people are enjoying this book. I did hesitate a long time before sending it to my publishers, because it was so different from anything else I'd written. I do have to say that as the book progressed, I found myself getting a real soft spot for Russell and Marilyn. I know authors aren't supposed to have favourites, but they were both so easy to write. Russell, as you can imagine, had to be kept strictly in check before he bounced out of the book completely.
And thank you for recommending it to your friends. My publisher tells me it's free at the moment!

Posted on 14 Aug 2014 21:57:29 BDT
I started this today after a post from the publishers on facebook prompted me to download a few days agoI started and finished today!
Its beautifully written and so descriptive I feel like we were on the journey with Jenny and I did shed some tears.
But I need a follow up!! The cliff hanger ending is cruelty lol

Posted on 27 Aug 2014 04:44:06 BDT
Donut Child says:
Just finished The Nothing Girl Jodie. I was hesitant at first as I am so in love with St Mary's (BTW, WHY??? Hasn't someone bought the TV rights?) but I couldn't put it down. Love your writing Jodie and I feel the sky's the limit for you. Now get back to that typewriter..... :) :) :) xxx

Posted on 9 Feb 2015 20:04:46 GMT
Suziemitch says:
ok Ive read ALL of the St Mary's... (need another one soon please) Ive also read both of the 'nowhere girls' too ... more?

Posted on 10 Feb 2015 06:31:51 GMT
Jodi Taylor says:
Hi. Well, No Time Like The Past is out on the 28th if you can hang on until then and I am working on the next St Mary's book now. Or I would be if I wasn't sitting in bed drinking tea and replying to my emails.
I have been thinking about writing a sequel to The Nothing Girl. One or two ideas are floating about in my head but nothing definite yet. The demand for St Mary's seems to be insatiable!

Posted on 10 Feb 2015 21:35:37 GMT
Suziemitch says:
Jodi, I have to admit that St Mary's is one of the best series of books Ive read in a very long time... and Nowhere girl is another great story (Ive read both of the nowhere girl stories) There are very few books Ive been totally unable to put down,the Harry Potter series was one, and your books are another... I bought the Nowhere girl Christmas story as I finished the first one and had to read it there and then... even though it was a school night!!! :) ... Im trying to get the kids to read them now on the school kindles... wish me luck

Posted on 13 Apr 2015 11:01:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Apr 2015 11:05:54 BDT
I am a huge fan of all of Jodie Taylor's work but I LOVED The Nothing Girl best of all (so far)! As soon as I finished it I told my daughter that I couldn't wait for a couple of years to pass so I could read it again with fresh eyes and rediscover their world (does this make any sense? It does to me...). Unfortunately (?) the plot and characterisation are so memorable that it's going to take me a long time to achieve that. It has become one of my comfort books - one of the elite stories that I climb into when life gets inescapably awful, as it does for us all from time to time. So thank you Ms. Taylor from.the bottom of my heart

Posted on 14 Apr 2015 10:55:16 BDT
Well Jodi I have just finished Little Donkey which means I have read all of the Chronicles to date and both of the Russell and Jenny books.... how do I feel? Desolate!!! I need more!!! I read The Nothing Girl with a box of tissues for company and I read the Chronicles with google open most of the time as I got more and more involved with the historical interest..... Thank you! I'm looking forward to the next one(s) 😊 xx

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2015 17:59:37 BDT
Jodi Taylor says:
Thank you so much. Next one due in September, I think.

Posted on 23 Apr 2015 16:45:34 BDT
lols [wales] says:
Just finished No Time Like The Past. Excellent. keep on writing - fast!

Posted on 2 May 2015 13:06:27 BDT
rutoap says:
While it is great that Jodi reads all our comments and answers them, I do wish (very selfishly) that she spent the time writing another book. Any topic, any theme, whatever she fancies just more, more, more please.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2015 20:21:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Sep 2015 20:22:06 BDT
ann cambier says:
Both nothing girls? Have I missed something?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2015 21:22:44 BDT
Suziemitch says:
there are two books... the Nothing Girl and a novella called Little Donkey

Posted on 18 Feb 2016 10:31:52 GMT
Bookworm says:
Just want to say I have really enjoyed all then St Mary's books, and have just pre-ordered the latest one, can't wait! I adored 'the Nothing Girl'; one of the best books I have read in ages, please write another sequel

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 09:57:09 GMT
rutoap says:
Please, please, Jodi, lets us know when your next book is coming out. I have all so far and have re-read (more than once) but am getting severe withdrawal symptoms. Not bothered about subject; know I'll love it whatever.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2016 11:04:43 GMT
Jodi Taylor says:
Thank you, you're very kind. I am working on a sequel to The Nothing Girl, but it's going very slowly because I have to keep breaking off to write another St Mary's story. Please be patient. Hope you enjoy the one coming out in May.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2016 11:05:41 GMT
Jodi Taylor says:
Thanks for your kind comments. There's a new St Mary's out in May - hope you can wait that long.
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