Writing the character of Coco Pinchard is a sheer joy. She’s as real to me now, as she is to all my readers. When I wrote the first book The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, I had no clue that there would be a sequel, let alone a series. There are now three full length novels, and two prequel novellas with more to come! Thank you for all your wonderful messages about the Coco books. I appreciate each and every one, and yes, there are more books to come in the series! Here are the books so far…
The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard #1
Coco Pinchard never experienced life as a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. But now her first novel is published, husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn’t it be time to enjoy life?
That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.
The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts, through emails to her friends Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher. And as Coco’s life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck.
Then she meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single forty-something! Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy. The first book in the bestselling Coco Pinchard series!
Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding #2
For Coco Pinchard forty is the new thirty. After a tumultuous divorce, she’s found love with the gorgeous, hunky, four-years-younger-than-her-so-technically-a-toy-boy, Adam. Her career as an author is finally a success, and she has fabulous friends in Chris, a neurotic middle-aged socialite, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic dog walker.
Coco is even learning to cope with awful ex mother-in-law, Ethel, who despite the divorce, still thinks it’s fine to criticise, especially when Coco and Adam decide to move in together… But hours before move-in day, Adam ends their relationship without explanation and disappears. After the initial shock and anger (and an ‘I told you so’ from Ethel) Coco sets out to discover what has really happened.
Full of hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a witty, heart-warming, romantic comedy – the stand-alone sequel to bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard.
Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex #3
Since Coco Pinchard found first husband Daniel in bed with another woman, she hasn’t just picked up the pieces: she’s now a best-selling author married to her hunky soul-mate Adam. She feels stronger and wiser and surely the second time round she’ll have learnt from her mistakes?
But things aren’t going quite according to plan… Adam has lost his job, Coco’s grown-up son Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco’s arch rival, the indomitable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can’t get any worse. And then Coco discovers she’s pregnant; at 44.
Can she really go through it all again? Sleepless nights, stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and poo as a normal topic of conversation?
The third book in Robert Bryndza’s bestselling Coco Pinchard series (which can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone story) is a hilarious diary with Coco’s trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time.
A Very Coco Christmas (Prequel Short Story)
A Very Coco Christmas is all about that first time you come home for Christmas with a new boyfriend who you just know your family will hate…
This happens to eighteen-year-old Coco Pinchard, who has fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard during her first term away at Aberystwyth University. He is most definitely a bad boy from the wrong side of the river.
When Coco returns to London to spend Christmas with her snobbish parents, they don’t approve of Daniel, going as far as trying to set her up with the dull Kenneth, son of their friends Adrian and Yvonne, who will be joining them for Christmas. Coco refuses and sparks begin to fly!
A Very Coco Christmas is a prequel to the Coco Pinchard series, but it can also be enjoyed as a stand alone story. It is set in 1985, and there is a great deal of nostalgia for when Christmas was a lot simpler and less commercial.
We also see Coco’s disastrous first meeting with Ethel, her future mother-in-law. It’s a cosy, funny, novella with snow, romance, and a Christmas lunch involving an escaped live turkey!
Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story (Prequel Novella)
It’s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy – almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz.
Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere – preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work.
But retail therapy is at hand! Coco’s faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way.
From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley’s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.
Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story is a hilarious feel-good comedy, which asks the question – how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy?
Coco Pinchard is one of those characters who makes us realise that the world these days is a mad place. We’re all expected to appear perfect, both on social media, and in our ‘real’ lives, and there are unrealistic expectations on how we should look, feel, and act. I think Coco is the antidote to all that nonsense. She’s always making mistakes and putting her foot in her mouth. She shows us all its okay to make mistakes or to appear a fool, as long as you strive to be a good person, and look after your friends and your loved ones.
The first Coco Pinchard book was published in 2012 and since then the series has been downloaded over 400,000 times for the Kindle. The books are all top 100 bestsellers in the UK Kindle store, Top 300 bestsellers in the US Kindle Store, and Coco Pinchard, the Consequences of Love and Sex reached number 1 in the Kindle Australia store.
The books have also been translated into Slovak, (my Slovak husband Ján has done wonderful translations) and they are published in Slovakia by Ikar.
The response from readers around the world has been amazing, and I love receiving all your messages on social media.
If you want a little more Coco Pinchard, before her next adventure is published you can catch up with her on Twitter, where she often shares her unique words of wisdom @CocoPinchard