Celebrating Female Leads This World Book Day

It’s World Book Day! We love World Book Day in our house, here’s a pic of my girls Lilirose, 10 and Emmeline, 5. Lilirose is Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series and Emmeline is of course Alice from Alice In Wonderland. I love that both my girls consistently choose female protagonists for their costumes…

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Top 5 Thursday

Thanks very much to Lorraine at Review Cafe for having me recently over at her blog! Lorraine asked me some GREAT questions on my must-read authors and books, as well as other tips and tricks. Here’s the blog post in full, or if you prefer, check it out on Review Cafe HERE or by clicking…

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How I Wrote ‘The Retribution of Elsie Buckle’

If you want to read more about my work and how I wrote it, then check these posts out too: How I Wrote SKYJACK (post-apocalyptic novella) How I Wrote LOVE YOU TO DEATH (short story) With more to be added, HERE as I go. Enjoy … When London Screenwriters Festival launched the search for fifty…

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6 OF THE BEST: My Orenda Books Christmas

As long-term readers of this blog know, I like to theme and categorise my TBR pile, so this last holiday season just past, I decided to have an ‘Orenda Books Christmas’!   I love Orenda Books – and NOT just because Orenda is publishing *my* novel, The Other Twin, this year either. I trust Orenda’s output…

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My Books Of 2016 And Reading Resolutions

So, Goodreads generated this cool infographic of all the books I’ve read and reviewed this year. I thought I had a good handle on what I’d read, but turns out it’s possible to forget — I’d read far more than I thought! Looking at the list, I was pleased to see nearly two thirds of…

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My Year In Writing – 3 For 3!

I’d been so busy with my drafts, edits and submissions for my novel, The Other Twin during most of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 that I’d resigned myself for not having anything published this year. But oh look – I couldn’t have been more wrong!! 2016, for me, was the year of the short…

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DARK MINDS – How I wrote LOVE YOU TO DEATH

LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part of the Dark Minds anthology, a charity collection of short stories to raise money for Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal. Available in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Like all my stories, long or short, LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part real-life, part research-based. Before I start, I should say –…

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DARK MINDS – get a taste of the tales in the book!

So, the charity collection DARK MINDS is here! Raising money for two GREAT causes, this anthology of short stories has some of your favourite bestselling authors in it … oh, and ME too! It’s available in eBook, paperback and audio book so to order your copy, CLICK HERE or on the first pic below. We really…

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5 Reasons A Great Cover Will Sell More Books

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but here’s why I think you should … We’ve all heard bookworms say they don’t care about the cover as long as the story is good but in the next breath they’ll say, ‘I bought it because I liked the cover!’ Truth is, we want…

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