on writing contemporary fiction post-pandemic

As I write this blog post we’re entering week 11 of lockdown here in the UK. For the last 11 weeks I have only left my house to walk three laps around the next-door field first thing each morning and once to go to see my GP. I haven’t spoken face-to-face to another human other […]

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book characters in lockdown

It’s week 9 (or is it 10?) of lockdown in the UK this week and my mind has been wandering away from edits, as it often does. In Carrie Bradshaw style I have been wondering…..how are my book characters getting on in lockdown? I’m guessing I’m not the only writer who knows their characters in […]

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on Love Story and love stories…

If you follow me on the socials, you’ll know that I recently re-watched the epic 1970 film Love Story for, perhaps, the fourth (shortly followed by the fifth) time in my life. I’m not going to tell you anything that might spoil the film for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I am going to […]

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on lockdown, chronic illness and how a kindle and audible subscription changed my life…

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me how I was managing with the lockdown. “I feel a bit guilty for saying this because I know a lot of people are struggling,” I replied. “But it’s not that different from life before lockdown so I’m doing OK.” The person was surprised, but the truth is […]

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How I Wrote a Book in 70 Days…

This is the face of someone who has just handed in their latest book to their editor – a book they wrote in just 70 days! Whaaaa??? How? Why? I’ll go into the details of why I had to write a book in 70 days in another blogpost so for now let’s concentrate on the […]

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*tap tap* is this thing on?

*dusts off screen* Hello blog, it’s been a long time. How are you? I haven’t written since March, since my third book came out in eBook and Audio. Which means I haven’t written about the publication of my first paperback in May or my book signing in June (see pic!). And the truth is I […]

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Five things to do in York

My latest novel The Pieces of You and Me is set in York – a city that is central to Rupert and Jess’s story. Rupert lives and works there and meets Jess again, for the first time in ten years, when she is on a hen weekend in the city. Together they avoid a difficult […]

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and then come the reviews

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, you probably know that I have a book out in ebook and audio (paperback coming on 30th May). It’s a very exciting and nerve-wracking time and one of the toughest things that comes along with a new book is new book reviews. Now […]

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10 fun facts about The Pieces of You and Me

My latest book The Pieces of You and Me publishes on Thursday (in ebook – audiobook is 21 March and paperback is 30th May). It’s a second chance love story, which is my absolute favourite trope, and I cannot wait for it to be out in the world. If you had told me three years ago […]

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we got married!!!

Apologies for the radio silence on the blog over the last couple of months but I do have a good excuse. On Saturday 26 January 2019 we got married! (26 January was also the thirteenth anniversary of the first time we met in a skanky punk bar in south west London. He took his sweet […]

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