I’m so excited to be a part of Tanya’s cover reveal. Desperately Seeking Normal will be published on the 1st July and is categorised as women’s fiction.

‘Manages to combine a sensitive subject with Black Country humour’


A heartwarming tale of a young woman with learning difficulties and her quest to find love.

Life as the single mum of a child with learning difficulties is tough. But it gets so much harder when puberty hits.

To single mum Izzie’s alarm, all her 18-year-old daughter, Jaya, wants from life is to get married and have babies. This creates a moral dilemma for Izzie. How can she continue to protect her daughter whilst at the same time letting her go?

In the small Midlands town where they live, there is little prospect of meaningful employment or continuing education for Jaya. So, Izzie wonders, would finding a ‘suitable husband’ via an arranged marriage for half-Indian Jaya be so crazy? But when Jaya falls head over heels for a teaching assistant in her college’s Special Educational Needs department, a disastrous sequence of events is set in motion. Life for Jaya and Izzie is turned around in ways that nobody could ever have foreseen.


Tanya Bullock is a college lecturer, writer and award-winning filmmaker. As a filmmaker, she has gained local recognition, including funding and regional television broadcast, through ITV’s First Cut scheme, two nominations for a Royal Television Society Midlands Award, and a Royal Television Society Award in the category of best promotional film. Tanya is also the author of Homecoming (2016) and The Lonely Hearts Crime Club (2019) She lives in the west Midlands with her husband and two young children.

PRAISE FOR THE LONELY HEARTS CRIME CLUB: ‘Thought-provoking, moving and wonderfully written. PRAISE FOR THE LONELY HEARTS CRIME CLUB: ‘Thought-provoking, moving and wonderfully written. A real page-turner that ends with a fantastic twist.’ The Guardian Not The Booker Longlist.

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Thanks for reading!

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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