What a year!

Night School, UK paperback

On the last day of 2012, I want to pause for just a moment to reflect and say thank you.

One year ago today, Night School had not yet been published in any country. A year ago, I wasn’t really an author yet. I was still writing travel books and working on my novels in my spare time. Night School was about to come out in England and I was hoping for a miracle.

The miracle was you.

The last 12 months have been such a whirlwind, I think it will take time for me to fully appreciate all that has happened. Night School has been published so far in ten languages. It will be published in nine more over the coming months.

Night School: Heritage is out in France, and comes out in England (as Night School: Legacy) in a few days and in Germany as Night School: Der den Zweifel sät a few weeks after that.  At this moment, I’m halfway through the writing of the third book in the series.

None of this would have happened without help and support from some amazing people. In my books I always thank my agent, editors  and family, but right now I want to thank YOU.

Those of you who found Night School amid the thousands of amazing books out there and fell in love with it – you made this all happen.

Whether you read Night School in English, French or German, Hungarian, Hebrew or Turkish, Spanish, Estonian, or Italian – you are the ones this is all about. I wrote Night School for you.

I’ve met hundreds of Night School readers this year and I hope to meet even more of you in the coming months. I’ve yet to meet a Night School fan who wasn’t fabulous. You brighten my days.

So thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for giving Allie Sheridan and Cimmeria Academy a chance. Without you, they would not exist.

We have a journey to take together, as there will be five books in the series altogether so… Pack your bags.

I cannot WAIT to travel with you.

Goodbye 2012, and welcome 2013!  I have a feeling this is going to be the best year ever.




p.s. Want to be the first to see the Night School Legacy Trailer??


  1. The trailer just makes me want to read the book even more! It doesn’t seem like a year since the first book came out, time has gone so fast!
    I’ve just pre-ordered Night School: Legacy now and can’t wait for it to come! Thank you for writing this amazing series 😀

  2. Je pense que je vais pleurer ! Non je rigole mais c’est à nous de vous remercier pour la Night School ! Ce n’ai pas un hasard que Night School ait autant de succès ! J’espère que vous reviendrez en France !
    Happy new year !!

    1. Merci tellement, Angele! Je suis si heureux vous avez aimé Night School. Je vais certainement revenir en France bientôt! Happy New Year. Bonne année à toi aussi! CJx

  3. Hello!

    I live in Germany and I like to read books. I know, I´m not the best in English, but I hope you understand me.
    The book “Night School Du darfst niemanden vertrauen” is amazing, I get this book to christmas and I loved this to read. I forward of February, but appears the next book from Night school.
    I thank you for this beautiful book!

    Best wishes and a happy and succesful year 2013

  4. Hello I love the Frits book !! I read it in 2 Days and Then a friend of my read it and She lovend it also !! I’m not good at english.. So do you know of the second book also is coming out in the netherlands ?? Btw. Tanx for youre amazing book !!! Xxx from Holland !!

    1. Hi Anna. I’m so glad you liked Book 1!! Book 2 should be out in the Netherlands in a few months. I’ll try to find the exact date for you. Thanks again for your lovely message!! CJx

  5. The Night School series are actually my most favourite books ever! I’ve literally read Night School at least 50 times-no jokes! I’ve read Night School:Legacy twice already, and I only got it today! I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out…which I hope won’t be that far away!
    You are my inspiration, and I’m so glad that you decided to do that dare…it really payed off!!
    Btw I am your #1 fan 🙂 and thanks for creating such an amazing book!!!

    1. Aw, Becca, that’s a lovely message! Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you like Night School! I hope you like the rest of the books in the series, too!! CJx

  6. i love it!! just finished reading it i just couldnt put it down. you are such an amazing author.i’ve bueen reading since 1 in the morning, thank you so much for writing such fabulous books! <3 cant wait for book 3!!

  7. Hello the first night school book amazed me I read it in 2 days and I’ve
    Only just got the second yesterday morning and I have not been able to put
    It down. I think I’m in love with carter! I cannot wait for the next book. Really hope allie and carter sort things out you have truly inspired me to write I’ve always had a dream of writing but never been able to finish my stories your are an amazing author and I’m looking forward to your future work

    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! I’m so glad you liked Night School!! I hope you get to fulfil your dreams of writing — I’d love to read YOUR books someday. CJx

  8. there isn’t a blog for this so i just wanna say that i LOVE the extra’s page, and could you do more things on it please? 🙂 like more things in carter’s point of view? 🙂
    i really loved the book but carter&allie were my favourite part, will they get back together?:(

  9. I hope I do get to write books and I agree I think allie and carter should get back together that part left me sobbing if it was made into a film I know one girl who would watch it but I k ow it will never beat the books they give you so much more detail into story but I hope there is more stuff from carters point if view like the break up I really want to know he he was feeling xx

  10. Hi C.J., I’m from Portugal and I loved the first book, waiting for the second one to come out here.
    Got really happy to read one comment here that said there will be 5 books, thats amazing!!!! I hope someone brings this awesome story into the big screen too!
    Will all the books be in Allie’s perspective? I loved that small part you posted with Carter’s perspective and he’s definitely my favorite character ^.^
    Hope the second book arrives ASAP to Portugal & Good Luck for the rest of your work 😀

    1. Hi Ana. I think all the books will be in Allie’s perspective. I tried writing in multiple perspectives for Book 3 but it didn’t work — the story just wanted to be from Allie’s point of view! However, I will write out-takes for my website in other perspectives, particularly Carter’s, and perhaps Jo’s as well…. 🙂

  11. Hi! I l’m from Italy, I loved the first book, and i’m wating for Legacy!!
    The story is amazing and exciting!
    When the second book arrives in Italy? I’ m so impatient!!! Love you xx

  12. I just finished the first book and it was amazing!When i saw that soon i’m going to finish the book I started to get sad..because it was ending, I just wanted to read more and more !
    Keep up that fantastic work! I’m so exited for the second book to come out in Estonia!
    Greetings, Kerli! 🙂

  13. Hello 🙂 I read Night School last summer in Hungarian (A Cimmeria titka) and I would be grateful if you could tell me when Legacy will be published in Hungary 🙂 I am looking forward to reading it..:)

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