The joys of packing for a trip…


You would think – as a friend just pointed out to me – that after travelling so much and for so long I wouldn’t need to take much stuff with me for such adventures. But somehow this time I have gone from my planned little zippy wheeler… …to this! This is a monster! It’s almost […]

I’m so excited to be in Sarah Alderson/Mila Gray’s AMAZING new adult romance, ‘Come Back To Me’…


It’s not every day you get put in the acknowledgements of a book. I’m suuuuuper excited today to be in Mila Gray/Sarah Alderson’s ‘Come Back To Me’ which is out in June (aaaw, thanks Sarah!) I have to say, I read this book as it was being written as Sarah and I are writing buddies […]

Why I now hate TopShop…


It’s not them, it’s me. I can’t wear their clothes anymore. ANY of them. I think it’s my age. I did a bit of a sweep yesterday in preparation for my upcoming trip to Vietnam and the first warning sign that something was amiss was my absolute disdain for the gargantuan Oxford Street store itself. […]

‘Some say publishing is in trouble. They are completely wrong.’ Today’s Guardian article is very interesting…


I like this article from today’s Guardian, in which Tom Weldon, the UK head of Penguin Random House insists his industry has coped with the digital revolution better than any other. It’s timely, coming ahead of London Book Fair this week, but he does give some hope to us stragglers fighting to get our works out […]

Mamma Mia! It’s OK to sleep around…


Well, having seen this stage show twice now (just got back from the theatre with my lovely mummy) I remain ever stumped by the message in Mamma Mia: that apparently it’s OK to shag about! Now that’s something to smile about – like the lady in all the posters. One of the last lines in […]

From mainstream to self-publishing: why I’m making the jump (and why I’m excited!)


Since I decided to venture into the world of self-publishing I’ve found all manner of doors flying open in places I didn’t even realise there were doors! With the stigma of self-publishing washing away, there’s a huge community of writers out there scrambling to help each other where mainstream publishers have either failed, or not […]

I’m confused about Noah…

Russell Crowe as Noah

So, Noah. (spoiler alert) I’m a bit stumped. Like the Bible it’s a very good story but I’m a little confused as to the giant rock monsters from outer space who helped build the ark. And also, the convenient magic potion that sent the animals to sleep so Russell Crowe and Emma Watson could have […]

I can’t wait for The Fault in Our Stars…


When I was first told about this book I thought the same as many other people I’m sure: “What? A book about teenagers dying? Why the heckling-heck would I want to read that?” But then, like most other people who went on to read John Green’s best book ever, I fell in love with it. […]