Caroline Hulse appears on The Bestseller Experiment

Caroline Hulse and her editor Emad Akhtar from Orion recently appeared as guests on The Bestseller Experiment show to share their experiences of the editing process by looking at pages from Caroline’s witty and observant debut novel, The Adults. In the episode, they discussed the collaborative effort involved in editing a novel, the changes it goes through and what the editors look for when they first read through a novel. Caroline also spoke about the writing process and how editing helped to set the comedic tone of the novel.

You can listen to the podcast on The Bestseller Experiment website here.

The Adults was first published in the UK in hardback and ebook by Orion in August, with the paperback to follow on 29th November 2018. It’s been described by Sarah Hughes at Heat magazine as ‘a fresh and feisty thrill-ride of a novel’ and by Good Housekeeping as ‘brilliantly funny.’

In the countdown to its US publication by Random House on 27th November, The Adults, has also been selected by Entertainment Weekly, LibraryReads and BookBub as one of their November reads, and featured on the Indie Next List as a December read.


Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what’s best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a ‘normal’ family Christmas with them all together.

Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He’s a rabbit.

Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends – where this story starts – with a tearful, frightened, call to the police…

But what happened? They said they’d all be adults about this…

Caroline Hulse spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms. She lives with her husband in Manchester.

Find Caroline on Twitter at @CarolineHulse1.