As I turned over very quietly, closed the cover of my Kindle and put it on my bedside table, my alarm clock winked back at me: 2am. I had been reading, intensely caught up in the plot of a book, since 11pm. I remember doing this when I was about 12 or 13, in my … Continue reading The Book Geek Who Got Lucky
The day is here! The Cornish Cream Tea Bus is published today, in all its full ebook and beautiful paperback glory! It’s always very nerve-wracking when your book baby flies out into the world, but I’ve already had so much support with the ebook parts; so many lovely reviews and mentions on social media – … Continue reading The Cornish Cream Tea Bus is published today!
It's one week to go until the full ebook and paperback of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus is out in the world. Although lots of people have been reading it in the ebook parts, and I've had some wonderful reviews – thank you so much if you've taken the time to write one – it … Continue reading My favourite Cornish locations
I have been neglecting my website and my blog – sorry! I really am hopeless – but with the publication of my new book creeping ever closer, now seemed like the perfect time to post an update. My new book deal with the wonderful HarperFiction team at HarperCollins was announced in The Bookseller back in … Continue reading The Cornish Cream Tea Bus
In my last blog post I said I was going to do a rundown of my favourite spooky reads, but the week passed, and so did Halloween, and I didn't do it. It feels a bit silly writing that post now, when everyone's pumpkins have been made into soup or gone into the compost, so … Continue reading Books I have loved recently
Hurrah hurrah, the day is finally here! My fourth full-length book, The House of Birds and Butterflies, is published today as ebook and beautiful (if I do say so myself) paperback. It's already had a five star review in Heat magazine, which is pretty amazing. If you're still undecided about whether to buy a copy, … Continue reading The House of Birds and Butterflies is published today
When I was little, my parents took me and my sister for a day out to a place called Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. It was quite a long drive from our South East London home, and I didn't know what to expect. My initial reaction was terror, because the visitor centre wasn't open but Mum and … Continue reading Five weeks to go, and why I love nature reserves
There are only six weeks to go until my new book, The House of Birds and Butterflies, comes out in all its full length, full ebook and paperback glory. I am starting to get the pre-publication butterflies, which is very apt this time round, and part of me can't believe this will be my fourth … Continue reading Six weeks to go!
This week, I finished my page proofs for The House of Birds and Butterflies. This is the very final stage of editing, when I get sent a chunky paper manuscript with the whole book laid out exactly as it's going to be in the paperback, and I have to read through it a final time. … Continue reading The end of a book
It's been such a long time since I wrote a post, even failing to announce the publication of part two of The House of Birds and Butterflies – The Lovebirds. It came out a couple of weeks ago, and it's had a fab reception so far with eight, five-star reviews on Amazon. It's publication week … Continue reading What I’ve been up to