What happened at the Blind Side launch party

Featured image by Claire Tucker  OK, so nothing that dramatic or exceptional happened. (Apart from my seriously red hair, that is – the hairdresser took me at my word.) To me though, it was a very special evening, and one I won’t forget. I chatted with lots of lovely people, many of whom forked out for a paperback, then … More What happened at the Blind Side launch party

Bowled over by first reviews of Blind Side

I’ve been in a state of altered reality ever since Tuesday 26th July when the first review of my book came out. It’s been… well, almost too much to take in. Are they really talking about my novel, the one I’ve doggedly pursued for years and many times felt like giving up on, that I must have altered and saved a thousand … More Bowled over by first reviews of Blind Side

The Right Title

Everything is steaming along nicely with my Unbound book, I’m pleased to report. The publication date is not yet fixed but is expected to be around late July. The manuscript is now with the copyeditor to check the nitty gritty. Soon a designer will be working on the cover (the one I’ve used to illustrate … More The Right Title

Ghosts of Chechnya to be published this summer

Not long to go now… My debut novel (I like the sound of that, forgive me) is set to be published by Unbound this summer! (cue drum roll, clashing of cymbals and general hullabaloo, however that’s spelled) They are aiming for June but have warned me about possible delays. I will have a firm date closer to the time. I’ve … More Ghosts of Chechnya to be published this summer