Congratulations to course alumna Jane Crittenden whose second novel SUMMER EVER AFTER is published by Lake Union today!

SUMMER EVER AFTER is a contemporary romance set in Barcelona and written in dual timelines. We were lucky enough to get an advance copy and it’s a fantastic story about first loves and second chances set in the Spanish sun, written from both Andy and Alice’s points of view, and featuring salivating details of Catalan food.

Jane took the Creative Writing Programme from 2014-16 out of which emerged her debut novel WORLDS APART, which was published in May 2023. To find out more about Jane’s writing journey, read the full interview. Jane will be launching SUMMER EVER AFTER at Kemptown Bookshop on Tuesday 2nd July. The event is free, sign up here.

If you’re a writer keen to follow in Jane’s footsteps, why not sign up for the Creative Writing Programme? The two-year course starts in late September with options to study both in person in Brighton and online.