CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

Anyone within reach of southwest London (Sheen) this evening, please join me (Jennie Ensor) and my fellow Unbound author Jessica Duchen for a discussion of writing based on real-life events. Our books both feature historical events. (Historical-ish events in the case of Blind Side, i.e. London in 2005, 7/7 and the Russia-Chechnya conflict a few years earlier.) Jessica Duchen’s novel Ghost Variations … More CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

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

Good News, or OMG something really weird is happening with my book (it’s selling)

First I want to wish all my blog’s readers – whether you’ve been with me from the start (have a special Christmas kiss) or you are freshly following, intermittent or have dropped by for a quick peek – a peaceful and contented Christmas. Or a jolly, merry, boozy one if you prefer. Now I want you to imagine this post strewn with enticing decorations and drifting … More Good News, or OMG something really weird is happening with my book (it’s selling)

A new title, a cover and other news

Yes, that’s it. The new title. My book is now called BLIND SIDE. RIP Ghosts of Chechnya. It’s been a painstaking process getting to the new title. Blind Side was my idea, but some consultation and dithering was involved before the final decision. Now I’ve chosen the title I’ve actually got to get used to it, which is not so easy after … More A new title, a cover and other news