I used to have a great deal of fun making children's TV dramas for CBBC, like The Story of Tracy Beaker. Now I'm having a marvellous time writing books.
I write kids books as Cas Lester
adult books as Cass Lester.
My debut adult novel AFTER THE ONE is available soon . . .
AFTER THE ONE
ebook out April 5th
paperback out in June
An uplifting novel of friendship, family and new love
April 16th is always one of Charley’s worst days of the year.
It’s her husband’s birthday, a painful reminder of his death four years ago.
So naturally, her car breaks down.
She nearly gets run over trying to catch the bus.
And then she’s made redundant.
Her friends see the redundancy as a chance for her to start again and live the life she always wanted, but since being widowed Charley has clung to familiarity and avoided change like the plague. Then, out of the blue, her mother-in-law Pam pitches up in need of a place to stay after walking out on her 40-year marriage.
Together, Charley and Pam find themselves at a crossroad. It’s not easy to move on after The One, but they can’t stand still forever.
A gorgeously heartwarming and feel-good story for fans of Libby Page and Nicola Gill
And even better . . . it's the first book in a two book deal - so watch this space!
I loved this sweetly engaging story of two women overcoming heartbreak at different stages of life – it envelopes the reader in a warm hug of friendship and hope.
It reminds us that loss is a part of life, but it’s the not the end of it...and those that are no longer with us will always be in our hearts.
What a beautiful story. So emotional to follow Charley on her journey of trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband.
A fabulous book that will strike a chord with readers everywhere. Honest, heart-warming, witty and wonderfully layered with pathos and emotion
After the One follows Charley, recently widowed while barely into her thirties and landed with an unexpected new flatmate: her mother-in-law, Pam, who is reeling from the shock discovery of her husband’s infidelity. Both are at a crossroads in life, and Charley and Pam support one another as they take an exciting step into the unknown. Packed full of humour, heart and misadventure, the book is a gorgeous take on life after love.
After the One will be published in April 2021 in ebook, with paperback to follow in June. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
‘I am so excited to be publishing Cas’s new novel – I stayed up way past my bedtime reading After the One and I know that others will feel the same compulsion to follow Charley and Pam’s story. Cas has a brilliant gift for crafting characters and experiences which live with you long after you’ve put the book down.’