An extraordinary novel: review of The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris #bookreview

My decision to write one-par book reviews from now on has been swiftly overturned by The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder. I totally LOVED this book and felt sad on finishing it last week. I bought the novel after seeing the large number of rave blogger reviews last year (great cover too) and listened to … More An extraordinary novel: review of The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris #bookreview

How far can a comedy go? Getting my next book ready for publication

It’s been a while since my last post, as much of my energy lately has been directed to getting my upcoming book (NOT HAVING IT ALL: A brazen comedy about the perils of midlife) ready for publication. Alongside this I’ve been musing on my next novel (radically different from this one, of course), writing a … More How far can a comedy go? Getting my next book ready for publication

#Bookreview Odette by @jessicaduchen

Book info Publisher: Unbound Digital Publication Date: December 2018 Author: Jessica Duchen Blurb When a swan crashes through her window at the height of a winter storm, journalist Mitzi Fairweather decides to nurse the injured bird back to health. But at sunset, the swan becomes a woman. This unexpected visitor is Odette, the swan princess … More #Bookreview Odette by @jessicaduchen

Top Tips For Surviving Christmas, my favourite books of 2018 & other seasonal musings

This is my Christmas and New Year blog post all rolled into one. If you should detect an oddly manic undercurrent, it’s induced by writing this at 5.30am this morning while contemplating all the Christmas cards I’ve not yet sent, presents not yet bought, domestic tasks not yet done, tax forms not yet completed, Facebook … More Top Tips For Surviving Christmas, my favourite books of 2018 & other seasonal musings

News re my next book

Some news I’m rather pleased about. My third (!!!) novel will be published next May by Bombshell Books, an imprint of Bloodhound Books. It’s a brazenly comic family drama, which I wrote a few years ago to cheer myself up. (I’ll be thinking more about how to label it in the next few months!) For … More News re my next book

Extract from The Girl in His Eyes & Win a paperback! 🎃📭

A short post today, to a. share an extract of my latest book and b. let you know, if you don’t already (why not, where have you been?) that there’s a Rafflecopter giveaway of THE GIRL IN HIS EYES currently running on My Reading Corner. Three winners will be picked at random on Halloween! (To … More Extract from The Girl in His Eyes & Win a paperback! 🎃📭

Writing Fiction About Sexual Abuse And Sexual Violence In The Era Of #MeToo

Today I’m sharing a piece I wrote for the Women Writers, Women’s Books site, with my thoughts on how to approach writing about sexual abuse and sexual violence. Can a novel or short story be too disturbing? How sensitive to readers’ – and publishers’ – sensibilities should a writer be?   I’d love to hear … More Writing Fiction About Sexual Abuse And Sexual Violence In The Era Of #MeToo