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! 🎃📭
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
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!
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