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I have seen a bit of Katie Hopkins on the interweb this week. I heard her on the radio, too. She’s eaten lots of food and done no exercise in order to increase her weight by nearly four stone in order to…err…lose it again. She wants to highlight her belief that people who want to… Continue Reading

This looks like it might be becoming a ‘thing’. This Author Talking thing. It makes sense, of course. Nobody talks more than I do. This was actually proven* in a Swiss science lab in 2003 by a team of TOP sciencey dudes with white hair and PhDs in the Study of Talkology. So talking to… Continue Reading

Julie Cohen and I have a few things in common. We both went to the same college at university, we both live in Reading (or near enough), we’re both writers, we both think Cillian Murphy is a bit fit. She is also a woman and we’re about the same height. There are differences though. She… Continue Reading

The Judas Scar came out on May 1st and since then I have answered lots of questions on it, written blog posts and a few articles, and seen many (lovely) reviews. Lots has been said on the dark themes that run through it – the bullying, the repercussions of childhood trauma on adulthood, the effects… Continue Reading

This is a new thing. An Author Talking…thing. I’m hoping to host it every now and then so you can get an insight into the hearts and minds of fellow writers and their idiosyncrasies, and learn about their books and writing processes. Since having my first book published nearly two years ago, I’ve been lucky… Continue Reading

I love squid. Eating them, rather than hanging out in the ocean with them. I have so many rich memories of holidays in Greece and Spain, eating piles of squid, cut into pieces, dipped in light batter, fried and served with a wedge of lemon, the sun beating down on my back, a cold glass… Continue Reading

  As you might know from my previous post, my husband had back surgery last week. It was a pretty full on op and he’s likely to be off work for six weeks. When I say off work I mean, of course, AT HOME. Now, I love my husband. Very much. He’s a nice guy…. Continue Reading

It’s finally here, publication day for Pesky Book 2 AKA The Judas Scar. Cutting Edge Press have done a grand job and have produced a book with a stunning cover, I couldn’t have hoped for better reviews from press and book bloggers (some of which you can find on this website under the Books/Judas Scar… Continue Reading

  I’ve just dropped my husband at hospital. He’s having back surgery and will be in for four to five days. I’m happy he’s having the surgery – he’s been in a lot of pain for eight months – but I’m also worried for him, as any person would be when someone they care about… Continue Reading

On May 1st The Judas Scar (aka Pesky Book 2) is being published by Cutting Edge Press. I am excited and terrified, proud and anxious, all in one mixed up mess. But now, today, I get to share its beautiful cover and suddenly we are one giant, thrilling step closer. The cover is fantastic. It’s… Continue Reading


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