Announcing my cover….

In case you haven’t seen it, this is the early proof version of my cover. It’s likely to be changed a bit, but, more or less…here it is! I’ve dreamed of seeing my name on a book cover for years, and I’m happy to say I love this. My name! On a book! To everyone…

How NOT to get published: hassle

I follow quite a few agents on the vast eternal cocktail-party that is Twitter (I suspect they are eating all the canapés). At first this was in the hope of soaking up some wisdom and helping myself to bag one. Now it’s mostly because they’re interesting, fun, and bookish people. However, I’d never have dreamed…

The loneliness of the long-distance writer

Last week I tried something different – I went away on my own to try to fix the plot issues with my second book. The thought appealed – throwing myself into my work, focussing on the inner life, getting away from distractions. I’ve been working from home for about five months now, and it’s not…

An Education

I’m no intellectual. This much became clear to me when, plunging into the writing world, I decided I’d give up my subscriptions to Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and take out one to the London Review of Books instead. I was always seeing people online going, Oh, I read this fascinating article on the behaviour of nematodes…