It’s almost a decade since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the same amount of time since I started this blog. You may have noticed I only update it once a year now, which is a sign that I’m doing well. But I’m still writing (more than ever, in fact) and I wanted to share three little updates with you…
1. My debut novel, Single Bald Female, is out next week!
It’s inspired by my experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29, but it’s also so much more than that – it’s a story about love, loss, friendship and survival. You can pre-order it from any online retailer or pick it up at your local independent bookshop from April 14th. As OG readers of The Big Scary ‘C’ Word blog, you guys spurred me on to write – and indeed finish – this novel, so naturally I’ve given you a shout-out in the acknowledgements. I would love to know what you think!
Right now it’s in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, and hopefully soon it will be out in other countries too. It’s the culmination of six years of work and I cannot wait to share it with you.
2. I’ve launched a newsletter called Doughnuts for Breakfast.
Inspired by a line in Single Bald Female, the newsletter is about the simple things in life that make us happy. Whether it’s indulging in a hot cup of tea and a custard doughnut before nine a.m. or quitting your job to follow a lifelong dream, this newsletter will inspire you to pursue the things that bring you joy.
I’m a novelist by day and a food writer by night, so the newsletter has a healthy sprinkling of content about food and books, as well as musings about love, friendship, work and health. At the moment it’s published twice monthly, and you can opt in or out any time you like.
3. I’ve also launched a podcast called Life in Food with Laura Price.
Each week I speak to a different guest about how food has helped them through some of their biggest challenges. With a different theme each week, we delve into everything from Food and Love to Food and Fertility, Food and Cancer and even Food and Grief. It’s available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or indeed wherever you get your podcasts.
The themes in Life in Food are inspired by Single Bald Female and the stuff that ignites my passion, so for my first episode I interviewed the brilliant Kris Hallenga, founder and CEO of breast cancer education charity CoppaFeel!, about the fascinating topic of Food and Cancer. For my second episode, I interviewed awesome Australian author and podcaster Jessie Stephens about Food and Heartbreak.
Episode three (out Weds 6th April) delves into Food and Dating with novelist Justin Myers, and episode four (out Weds 13th April) is an interview with yours truly about Food and Healing. I know it’s not cool to blow one’s own trumpet, but I am SO proud of this podcast. It’s available across the globe, so even if you can’t get your hands on my book right now, you can definitely listen to my not-so-dulcet tones.
In other news, I’m doing well. I’ll probably write one more annual post on this blog to mark 10 years since my diagnosis, but after that I’ll be publishing via my newsletter, so be sure to subscribe over there.
A humongous thank you for all of your support over the last decade. It truly means the world.