It’s publication week for Playgroups and Prosecco!

Can you even believe it?? Playgroups and Prosecco, my debut novel, is out on Kindle on Friday March 1st, which is this week. THIS WEEK!


It’s a bit weird really to think about people reading it. When I wrote it I just imagined it as a really LONG blog post, and once it was done, that was sort of IT. Doh! It’s not it at all is it? In a couple of weeks I’m going up to London to watch some of the audiobook being recorded, and then come May 2nd, when the paperback is released, I’ll be driving around the country visiting bookshops and rearranging displays to put Playgroups and Prosecco to the front.

(I’ve also heard that if you go into any Waterstones with a pen and say you’re an author they will let you just sign copies, so maybe I’ll do that too. Or maybe I’ll pretend to be someone else and sign THEIR books.)

To celebrate the publication of the ebook on Friday, I’m having a bit of a virtual blog tour. Every day for the next two weeks a different blogger is going to be posting their review of my book, and I’ll then be sharing these (if they’re good obviously), so that you can read what people think and decide whether or not it’s worth you investing the mighty sum of £7.03 in pre-ordering the paperback.

Playgroups and Prosecco Jo Middleton

If you decide that’s a bit of a stretch, the Kindle version is only £2.99, or, DO BOTH! Variety is the spice of live after all and you don’t want to be laughing so hard that you drop your Kindle in the bath.

The blog tour kicks off today with this post from Northumberland Family Diaries.

I was really chuffed with it to be honest, as it sums up exactly what I was trying to achieve when I wrote Playgroups and Prosecco – a funny, relatable, parenting novel that’s actually also quite good. (Aim high I always say, aim high.) I wanted to write something that was light-hearted and easy to read, but that had a bit of plot too you know? Just casually thrown in for good measure. It sounds from this review like I might be on the right track.

‘Playgroups and Prosecco has restored my faith in my parenting skills (which I often question). Made me laugh (sometimes snort out loud which I am NOT proud of). But above all, brought me joy to have found a book I was completely enthralled by.’

How nice is that?? I *may* have to have some reviews made into inspirational posters with sunsets in the background, and then display them around the house.

Keep your eye on my social channels over the next couple of weeks for more reviews, just in case this one alone doesn’t convince you, or head straight to Amazon to PRE-ORDER RIGHT NOW.




  1. 25 February, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    How exciting!!! Many many congratulations. I’ve just started on my second book (far more low key than yours) and I’m remembering that it will be worth it in the end when it’s time to publish. Enjoy every moment of this special week!!!

    • Jo Middleton
      26 February, 2019 / 10:11 am

      Thank you! And good luck with book number two :-D

  2. Victoria Prince
    26 February, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    I’m so excited for you :-D Will there be a sequel? ;-)

    • Jo Middleton
      26 February, 2019 / 2:17 pm

      Well you never know – I hope so!

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