Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A gift of joy... Review just in for The Angelica Touch.

Just as I'm packing up to bring copes of The Angelica Touch down to Galway for my launch next Thursday, I come across this wonderful review of the book on the Fallen Stars blog. It had me twirling! 

Here's just a part of it, to whet your appetite: 

"...Another gift of joy from Sedgwick, the Angelica Touch is filled with heart and warmth. With a setting and characters that fire the imagination, the reader gets sucked in to Angelica's world immediately and pulled along on an incredible ride of the emotions. While Angelica is trying to grow into her own true self (and doing a marvellous job),the give and take in the relationship with her mother is at once unique and typical, deeply touching and completely grates. Both are guilty of getting it utterly wrong and completely right. This hits at the soul of what it means to be a teenage daughter. Each and every character is a real gem; quirky, well described and fully realised. Their own stories of past and present weave many coloured threads throughout and make the core story all the richer. Pitch perfect and with a great pace, just when you think this story can only end one way, a surprise twist brings an even more satisfying conclusion. This is a wonderful, imaginative tale that will leave you smiling. (13+)"   

The full review is here

Hope to see some of you at the launch - 6.30pm. Charlie Byrne's gorgeous bookshop in Galway's city centre. On the 8th Feb, one week from now.

More information:
Also available online from Amazon UK: and US:
The Angelica Touch is available online on Amazon UKAmazon US and direct from with PayPal.

Monday, 29 January 2018

A Galway Launch: The Angelica Touch is here

Photo by barbara Henkes
The Angelica Touch will be launched in Charlie Byrne's bookshop in Galway on Thursday Feb 8th at 6.30pm - if you're in town or can find an excuse for a long weekend in this wonderful city, please come along and welcome Angelica onto the bookshelves!

Photos by Barbara Henkes

The Angelica Touch is also available from Amazon as paperback and e-book:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Lovely review in on The Angelica Touch from a screenwriter in the UK, Ally S.:

Cover by Aoife Henkes
Angelica takes you on a rollercoaster ride of romance and relationships with her quirky metaphors and touching desires. The picturesque and artistic world she lives in could stir up even the least imaginative reader, transporting them to a world of giant whales falling from the sky and relationships that are every bit as exceptional as you would like.

A story that anyone would agree is as sweet and addictive as Angelica’s ‘double chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in a blender’.

The book is available on Amazon here and there's a little video interview with me talking about the book and where it came from here

Monday, 4 December 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Our First Shop Window!

From the bus last night, on my way into town, I spotted Dad's Red Dress in the window of Books Upstairs. In fantastic company too, with Adrian Mole and Harry Potter, sharing shelf-space with Anton Chekhov, Angela Carter and José Saramango. Happy days!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Writer's Block: an interview

An interview I did about writing with Sophie Grenham has just been published The Gloss magazine in their online version.

Really nice piece too!