What happens when you have an accidental baby on your own in your mid-thirties, when you haven't worked out how to look after yourself, let alone a baby?
The Hungover Games is the true story of one woman's adventures in single-motherhood. It's about what happens when Mr Right isn't around, so you have a baby with Mr Wrong, a musician who tells you, halfway through your pregnancy, that he's met someone else - just after you've given up your LA life and moved back to England to be with him, so you're now six months up the duff and sleeping on a friend's sofa in an art studio in Dalston. It's about what it's like raising a baby on your own when you feel more at home on the dance floor than in the kitchen. It's about how to invent the concept of a two-person family, when you grew up in a traditional nuclear unit, and your kid's friends all have happily married parents too, and you are definitely not, in any way, ticking off the days until all those lovely couples get divorced.
Brilliantly funny, unflinchingly honest and emotionally raw, The Hungover Games is the true story of what happens if you've been looking for love your whole life and you finally find it where you least expect it.
Sophie Heawood grew up in Yorkshire. She has since lived in Barcelona, working as an au pair, in Hong Kong, working as an extra in Chinese soap operas, and in Los Angeles, where she interviewed the famous and wrote columns on modern life. She now lives in Hackney, East London, with her daughter. She has written for many publications including The Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue.