It’s HONEYCOMB release day on June 3rd!

Follow my virtual indie book tour to reveal stories, interviews, special content and a piece-by-piece reveal of one of Charles Vess’ illustrations…

Want to hear an excerpt from the audiobook? You can listen here…

And there’s a competition on Instagram!

To celebrate the publication of the HONEYCOMB, the entrancing mosaic novel of original fairy tales from bestselling author Joanne M. Harris @joannechocolat and legendary artist Charles Vess, @gollancz and the lovely people @beefriendlytrust are offering you the chance to win a hand-illustrated print and bee-friendly wildflower seeds along with a hardback copy of the book!

 To be in with a chance of winning you must do ALL of the following:

  1. Leave a comment telling us how much you love bees (and what you’re doing to protect them!)
  2. Like this post
  3. Follow @gollancz and @beefriendlytrust


  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • UK only
  • See bio for full T&Cs

 The T&Cs are here and the giveaway closes on 22nd June.

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