A weird thing happened to me this week. I got an email from Fish Publishing saying my entry had got second place in the Pocket Prose category of the Lockdown Prize, an international writing competition on the theme of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. Then I got another email saying it was actually second in another category, … More Lockdown Prize – my entry 2nd in ‘Breakout’ category
I’m pleased to say that I’ve survived the publication of my third book, though I’m feeling a little weary now and looking forward to putting my feet up. For those not yet awake or paying attention, Not Having It All: a brazen comedy about the perils of midlife was released a week ago, 28 May … More Portrait of an author in need of a rest
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
A few weeks ago I travelled to a secret location in London to talk about my experience of sexual abuse as a child. I had an appointment with The Truth Project, which is part of the UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and aims to help protect children from being abused now and in … More Telling my truth to The Truth Project
It has been a breathless, emotional and at times almost overwhelming ten days since the launch of THE GIRL IN HIS EYES on the 18th. Live interview My interview on the Jo Good show on BBC Radio London finally happened this Tuesday (25 September) after two frustrating delays. It was my third radio interview in … More Interviewed on BBC Radio London!! Transforming trauma into creativity
So, my book is out in the world! I’m really happy to see it doing well in the Amazon charts – and as for the reviews… Woke up this morning to a ton of tweets for THE GIRL IN HIS EYES blog blitz. The book really seems to have touched a lot of the early … More So, my book is out in the world!
It has been an interesting time, to say the least. Two weeks have gone by since two newspapers (The Sunday Mirror and The Sun online) published my story of how I was abused as a child, how it could have destroyed my life but most definitely didn’t, and how I while I was having a … More Two Sunday tabloids in one day…
THE GIRL IN HIS EYES is published by Bloodhound Books on 18 September 2018 in paperback (£8.99) and e-book (normal price £1.99). E-book available now to pre-order (99p/99c for a limited time): Amazon UK Amazon.com A quick post today with an update on the media interviews I mentioned in previous posts. As some of you … More My story: what lies behind The Girl in His Eyes
The other day, after returning home from a most enjoyable holiday in France, I had a stab of realisation. My novel will be out in a mere 4 weeks!!! Eek!! My restored sense of inner tranquillity and vague thoughts of ‘Everyone’s on holiday now, you can relax for a while’, were instantly shattered. Cake flavour … More Book out in 4 weeks!!!
Sharing my childhood story for the first time It’s hard to believe, for me as much as anyone else, but I’ve just been interviewed by the magazine of a bestselling Sunday paper on my second book THE GIRL IN HIS EYES, and the real life story that inspired it. As those of you who read … More Sunday paper interview! & The Girl In His Eyes cover reveal