Wednesday 18 November 2020

** COVER REVEAL ** #WhoIsIt @KtAllenWriting #EverythingHappensForAReason @OrendaBooks ** COVER REVEAL **


I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am to be able to reveal this cover today!

I read this book on submission and it is truly beautiful - you are all in for such a treat! 

Everything Happens for a Reason


Katie Allen 

Published by Orenda Books

Publishes in paperback in June 2021 

and available to pre-order now!

Mum-to-be Rachel did everything right, but it all went wrong. Her son, Luke, was stillborn and she finds herself on maternity leave without a baby, trying to make sense of her loss.


When a misguided well-wisher tells her that “everything happens for a reason”, she becomes obsessed with finding that reason, driven by grief and convinced that she is somehow to blame. She remembers that on the day she discovered her pregnancy, she’d stopped a man from jumping in front of a train, and she’s now certain that saving his life cost her the life of her son.


Desperate to find him, she enlists an unlikely ally in Lola, an Underground worker, and Lola’s seven-year-old daughter, Josephine, and eventually tracks him down, with completely unexpected results…


Both a heart-wrenchingly poignant portrait of grief and a gloriously uplifting and disarmingly funny story of a young woman’s determination, Everything Happens for a Reason is a bittersweet, life-affirming read and, quite simply, unforgettable.

Everything Happens for a Reason is Katie’s first novel. She used to be a journalist and columnist at 
the  Guardian and  Observer, and started her career as a Reuters correspondent in Berlin and

London. The events in  Everything Happens for a Reason are fiction, but the premise is loosely autobiographical. Katie’s son, Finn, was stillborn in 2010, and her character’s experience of grief and being on maternity leave without a baby is based on her own. And yes, someone did say to her ‘Everything happens for a reason’.

Katie grew up in Warwickshire and now lives in South London with her husband, children, dog, cat and stick insects. When she’s not writing or walking children and dogs, Katie loves baking, playing the piano, reading news and wishing she had written other people’s brilliant novels.

Twitter @KtAllenWriting

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