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
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
Testing testing 123 After many false starts I finally got a few videos done the other day of me reading from The Girl in His Eyes, thanks to a patient friend. (The previous ones I did myself were pretty crap, I decided – trying to hold phone while reading from the book was difficult, plus … More Fun & frustration with videos
Some news I’m rather pleased about. My third (!!!) novel will be published next May by Bombshell Books, an imprint of Bloodhound Books. For news about my upcoming books and any exciting developments, plus perks for subscribers (I’m thinking up some right now), sign up to my newsletter
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! 🎃📭
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
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!
Book info Published: August 2018 Publisher: No Exit Press Book blurb What happens when the sense you’ve made of things stops making sense? ‘Unsettling and bewildering. I was totally hooked’ – Sam Baker, The Pool Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jean Mason has a doppelganger. She’s never seen her, but others* swear they … More Book Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill @noexitpress
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!!!