The Backpacking Housewife

Summer 2018

The Backpacking Housewife

by Janice Horton

Published by Harper Impulse

Right now, I’m busy writing a new book loosely based on my own travel experiences for HarperImpulse - the romance imprint of HarperCollins UK Publishers. The Backpacking Housewife will be published as an ebook on the 6th July 2018 on all digital platforms and the paperback will become available on the 12th July 2018. I’m excited that I can now show you a cover and share links!

One mum is leaving it all behind for the adventure of a lifetime…

Lorraine Anderson was meant to be making a Sunday roast, not swanning off to Thailand, backpack in hand! But when she finds her husband and her best friend in bed together there’s only one thing to do – grab her passport and never look back!

Now, with each mile travelled Lori sheds the woman she once was and finds the woman she was always meant to be. A woman of passion and spirit who deserves to explore the great unknown…and to indulge in the temptation she encounters along the way!

My Harper Impulse Author Announcement

Award-winning digital first publisher HarperImpulse are thrilled to announce the acquisition of bestselling self-published contemporary romance author Janice Horton. Editorial Director Charlotte Ledger bought World All Language rights after approaching the author about writing a novel loosely based on Janice’s own experiences. The Backpacking Housewife is a fun, heartwarming and inspiring novel about an ordinary woman who ups and leaves her life for a round the world trip full of romance and adventure.

Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. In 2014, after her children had left home, Janice and her husband set off to explore the Caribbean. In 2015, they returned to the UK only to sell their material possessions in favour of travelling around the world. They are currently housesitting in France after travelling around South East Asia.

Charlotte Ledger, Editorial Director at HarperImpulse, said: ‘I first met Janice at the Festival of Romance in 2013 and fell in love with her writing. It’s been a thrill to follow her around the world on social media and see where she ends up next and I really admire her and her husband for taking that brave leap to leave behind the UK in search of adventures abroad. The Backpacking Housewife is full of Janice’s own travel experiences and, coupled with her brilliantly commercial writing, makes for a thoroughly entertaining and inspiring read.’

Janice Horton said: ‘My world is literally spinning right now because I’m so thrilled to be writing for HarperImpulse – the innovative and forward-thinking HarperCollins imprint that is taking romance writing to adventurous new levels in the digital reading world. I feel I couldn’t be in better editorial hands than with wonderful Charlotte Ledger (Publisher of the Year this year at the RNA Industry Awards in London) and her fabulous team of editors and editorial assistants and digital marketing professionals at HarperImpulse. I’m so excited for 2018!’


This means that if you order the book on PRE-SALE you are placing an order for the book at the PRE-SALE SPECIAL PRICE. But you will not be charged for the book until publication day. So why not get your order in right away?

Published as an Ebook on July 6th
Paperback out on July 12th

The ebook is also available from: iBooks on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

And at: Kobo and Google Play

What do you think of the cover and the story blurb?
Have you pre-ordered yet?
I’d love to read your comments!



See you there!
Love, Janice xx