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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
*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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
A Sneak Peek at ‘The Pieces of You and Me’
My latest book The Pieces of You & Me publishes in a little over 5 weeks on 21st February (ebook only – paperback publication is 30th May) and to celebrate the fact that the publication date was brought forward, here is a sneak peek at the opening paragraphs of the book! It was his laugh that […]Read more
in defence of romance!
Hello and Happy New Year! If you follow me over on Twitter, you will have seen that over the last few weeks there have been some “debates” (and I put that in inverted commas because it’s often more like men shouting about it) that romance is a cop out genre to write in, that’s it’s […]Read more