BOOKISH TAKE – EPISODE 1 LAUNCH

This week is officially the launch of Bookish Take! Hurrah! Bookish Take is a wee YouTube series with me and fellow Angry Robot fantasy author Gabriela Houston, where we discuss our journeys to where we are as writers today – from identifying initial story ideas through to being published. We’ve had so much fun filming…

We are BOOKISH TAKE

Welcome… to BOOKISH TAKE! During January, fellow Angry Robot author Gabriela Houston (of The Second Bell) and I have been preparing something very special – Bookish Take! Here’s the teaser trailer… In this short YouTube series, we discuss our publishing journey, from choosing our initial story ideas to pitching to agents and publishers. We go…

Stories for Noah

2021 has only really begun, and for me it continues to be a year of making things. Books, knitting,… and now a newborn. Last month, amidst writing stories and promotion for Composite Creatures, I had a baby boy. Noah. And though writing will be paced for a long while, I’m even more determined to make…

Composite Creatures – on the wireless

It’s been a while! But A LOT has been happening, which I’ll explain over the next couple of blogs. Its been a busy and odd year so far – and I’m so glad to have you with me along the way. I breached 2021 knowing this year was going to be a biggie. One reason…

My most anticipated reads in 2021

2021 is going to be SUCH a good year for readin’. From new releases to the latest paperback releases, I’ve pre-ordered so many books this season. I’m looking forward to the surprise of each one dropping onto my doormat. So – I’ve pulled together a list of my most anticipated reads for 2021, including brand…

A Wintery Catch Up (and a call for support)

I received SUCH an exciting package last week. I lifted it up off the doormat and my arm ‘zinged’. Want to see inside? And those are just SOME of what was in the envelope! It was all the original illustrations from Chris Riddell’s role in my launch for Little Quakes Every Day last month –…

Watch a video from LITTLE QUAKES (and the launch is this week!)

If anything proves how fast time flies, it’s setting a launch date comfortably far in the future and then seeing how quickly it appears under your nose again. Unbelievably, the online launch of Little Quakes Every Day is in three days (this Friday, 20th November), and I’m doing some prep today. 😊 At the event…

Unboxing Little Quakes Every Day

Hoorah – sound the trumpets! For Little Quakes Every Day is officially published! Yesterday was launch day for my first full collection, and it was amazing to see lots of pre-orders arriving on the same day. I can’t wait to hear what you all think of it (though of course, in true ‘me’ fashion, I’m…

Little Quakes Every Day Launch with live illustration from Chris Riddell

It’s finally time to announce the details for my online launch for Little Quakes Every Day on 20th November, and I’ll be joined by some very special guests indeed… Hosted online by Northern Writers Studio, from 7.30pm UK time we’ll be chatting about the book and writing in general, before being joined by guest readers…

Composite Creatures – SciFiNow exclusive cover reveal and excerpt

Geeez, it’s all gearing up now, that’s for sure! I was just about to blog about my poetry collection, Little Quakes Every Day, which is published next month, when I heard on the wiggling grapevine that SciFiNow magazine had exclusively revealed the cover of my debut novel, AND released an excerpt from the first chapter!…