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
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!!!
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
Getting close to publication My novel, 19 years in the making if you include all the years I put it aside, is soon to emerge into the world. THE GIRL IN HIS EYES, a dark psychological drama with echoes of Lolita, is two months away from publication. (These echoes may be quite distant, and are … More THE GIRL IN HIS EYES – It’s all happening!
Welcome to the first in my monthly(ish) thoughts on the books I’ve read lately and would recommend – some recently published, others less so. These days I’m reading lots of psychological suspense along with a generous dash of crime, ‘book club’ and literary fiction. Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan Published February 2018 by Penguin … More This month I’m reading…
To coincide with the launch of her book The Paradise Trees, my guest this week is author Linda Huber. Since reading Linda’s responses to my questions, I confess to having had a burning desire to buy a house (or a rundown cottage or cabin, more realistically) beside a remote and beautiful lake… How did … More Q & A with Linda Huber
As announced in my April post, my novel THE GIRL IN HIS EYES will be published by Bloodhound Books in September 2018 The due date, 18 September, is coincidentally the day after my birthday so I’ll have no excuse not to celebrate! Yesterday I handed in my last structural edits and now the copywriter will get … More From dark days to OMG: How I got my 2nd publishing deal
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication date: 14 December 2017 My rating: 5 stars A while ago I posted on my blog a guest post from Clare Harvey about The Night Raid and its historical elements. The novel is inspired by the real-life Dame Laura Knight, a well-known artist at the time of WWII (see the … More #BookReview of THE NIGHT RAID by Clare Harvey