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Review Tour: A Girl Behind Dark Glasses #ME #JulyBook

Would you like to be part of the Review Tour for A Girl Behind Dark Glasses organised by @literallypr?
What is it like to go from life as an active, happy teenage girl to being diagnosed with M.E., unable to move, eat, talk? From life at home and school to the four walls of a hospital...Jessica's story is moving, incredible and inspiring. Her positivity and attitude to life warrants our attention and consideration. Her book is a game-changer.

***A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman (@jayletay) is released on July 3rd2018 by Hashtag Press***

  • Tour dates:3rd- 10thJuly 2018
  • Genre:Memoir, Health
  • Review copies:Advance copies (paperback) are available upon request. The eBook is also available on NetGalley: can be sent via email.
  • Ideas:Alongside book reviews, we would welcome the opportunity for your blog to host a Q&A with the author. Extracts, quotes and reviews are being prepared for use during the Blog Tour and will all be available in the online press folder (link below). We can provide syndicated interview copy, as well as opinion pieces written by Jessica Taylor-Bearman about discovering her M.E. diagnosis in her teenage years, how she survived years living in hospitals and why she is a major campaigner for greater M.E. awareness and funding. We can also provide answers to specific questions and bespoke editorial upon request.
  • Press folder:Press releases, photos and more information can be accessed here -

If you are interested in being part of the A Girl Behind Dark Glasses Blog Tour please get in touch. We'll put the schedule together and share it far and wide (we are connected to 25,000+ on social media and the author is also very well connected thanks to her campaigning and her starring role in the Oscar-shortlisted film by Jennifer Brea, UNREST). If you have a specific date that would work better for you, please say. If you want bespoke materials (article, interview etc) please let us know in advance.

From a darkened world, bound by four walls, a young woman called Jessica tells the tale of her battle against the M.E Monster. The severest form of a neuro immune disease called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis went to war with her at just 15 years old. From beneath her dark glasses, Jessica glimpses a world far different from the one she remembers as a teenage school girl. This true story follows her path as she ends up living in hospital for years with tubes keeping her alive. This harrowing story follows the highs and lows of the disease and being hospitalised, captured through her voice activated technology diary called `Bug' that enables her to fulfil her dream of one day becoming an author. It provides a raw, real-time honesty to the story that would be impossible to capture in hindsight.

Marketing Plan

  • Blog tour
  • Book launch events including author signings in the UK in July and August 2018
  • Marketing & PR campaign in the UK and US

Other Details:


PRICE£12.99 (GBP)

EDITIONPaperback & eBook

PUBLISHERHashtag Press

LAUNCH DATE:3rdJuly2018