Jackie Buxton

Glass Houses...

Glass Houses, a novel of contemporary fiction (Urbane Publications, July 2016) is available widely online and in bookshops.

Glass Houses is about unlikely heroine, 51 year old Tori Williams, whose life implodes when she sends a text from the M62 and allegedly causes the crash in which three people die. Public and press are baying for her blood but Tori is no wall flower and to save herself, finds herself saving whole communities. Meanwhile, Etta saved Tori’s life so why is her life falling apart?

"Very good indeed, fabulously intriguing, understated phrases that layer in the
suspense expertly."Jo Unwin,
Jo Unwin Literary Agency.

“The up-close account of the pile-up is one of the most accomplished pieces of writing I have read in years. Rarely have I been so engrossed by an opening chapter. The sensitive building of the characters is superb.” Liz Jasper, author.

 “Glass Houses is about as ‘real’ as it gets... a series of human tragedies captured in breathtaking detail.” Binky Myers, Writer.

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"This is the kind of story that fascinates me - how a random event, a sudden change in fortunes, sends lives off in new directions. Very dramatic (in every sense of the word). A story that will stay in the mind for a long time.” Simon Stirling, Script writer.

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* Shortlisted in the Not The Booker 2016
* Shortlisted and an Honourable Mention in the Retreat West First Chapter Competion 2015, judged by Jo Unwin
* Shortlisted for The Oxford Editors' 2012 First Chapter Competition
* Winner of the Writers’ Billboard First Chapter Competition, July ’08

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