The Lost Thumb – Orla Owen / #GuestPost #BlogTour #RandomThingsTours @annecater @orlaowenwriting


Lara and Luella Jeffreys lead isolated lives until the night they are left alone for the first time, and Luella decides to have some fun. That evening goes horribly wrong. After Luella wakes up in hospital, she’s kept prisoner at home with her mother acting as her warden. Lara is sent to school to keep up the pretence that she is fine, her sister is fine, and the world is fine. Except they aren’t. The local storekeeper, sensing that something’s wrong, pushes her son to befriend Lara but the results of her meddling are deadly…



Guest Post

Ten things about Orla Owen

1) I went to five primary schools

2) I can’t sleep without reading, even if I’ve gone to bed at 4 in the morning

3) I love listening to vinyl

4) I get twitchy if I can’t exercise

5) I love dancing so much

6) I wish I could live off chocolate

7) I’m rubbish with heights

8) My friends and I used to live in Hackney because it was so cheap

9) If I won the Euro lottery I’d hire a chef rather than a cleaner.

10) I’m rubbish at parallel parking.

Thank you, Orla Owen and Random Things Tours.


About the author

Orla Owen is a writer, online editor, and author of the novel The Lost Thumb. She’s been writing since she was a child, and in 2016 was picked to be mentored by Sarah Savitt at Virago. Her writing focuses on the dark and macabre side of family life, the parts that go on behind closed doors. Before she became a writer, she was an actress and drama practitioner, studying Theatre at Bretton Hall College of the Arts. She has performed at the Royal Court and Edinburgh fringe, as well as working on The Women’s Theatre Workshop mentoring scheme. Supporting women in writing is important to her, and she was lucky enough to work on a writers’ mentoring scheme, as an assistant to the author Kerry Hudson, at the WoMentoring Project. She is currently working on her second novel, PAH, which will be released in early 2020.


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Twitter: @orlaowenwriting

Instagram: orlaowenwriting



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