I just wanted to mention that, fulfilling her promise to get back to blogging, Sam Hayes has done so
Sam was extremely successful last year, selling squillions of books and even getting a commercial made for her book in German. Her first major novel, Blood Ties, is published by Headline. You can see Sam talking about the book at Meet the Author. She must have practiced for weeks to get that presentation right, or else borrowed an auto-cue from someone.
Her new novel, Unspoken, will be out in hardback in July. I fully expect to see a TV adaptation of both of them in the near future too.
I also hear she's pretty big in Australia. To top all that off, she can fly planes.