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08/02/2016
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All relationships start as love stories. They don’t all end as one.

Beat The Rain – a love story about dysfunctional people All relationships start out as love stories. But they don’t all end as one. In the past, in the beige neutrality of our flat with lawn mowers and televisions and […]
28/01/2016
Beat The Rain initial book cover concepts

The importance of book cover design – and it’s not what you think

The importance of book cover design – and it’s not what you think The cover design for Beat The Rain has been a really interesting journey for me – and was a big part of the highs and lows of […]
24/01/2016

Knitting with dog hair and how to poo at work

Knitting with dog hair and how to poo at work Something frivolous for a Friday afternoon. As I’m in the advanced stages of editing my second novel (which has a seemingly strange premise – more on that here), I thought […]
23/12/2015
Creative brain

3 things I learnt writing my first novel

3 things I learned writing my first novel It’s been a while since I’ve been at the start of a new novel. I’d forgotten what a rollercoaster it is and how daunting that blank slate can be – and how exciting. […]
06/12/2015
Waste paper bin

Go for 80 rejections like Marlon James

Go for 80 rejections like Marlon James I nearly gave up on finding a publisher for my debut novel Beat The Rain after only 8 rejections from Literary Agents and no rejections from any publishers. I’d been so excited about finishing […]
06/12/2015
You know living with a writer is harder than actually being a writer, don't you?

Things a writer’s spouse/partner says #1

Things a writer’s spouse/partner says #1 You read a lot about the life of a writer and author online. So this series is for their long suffering partners, acknowledging what they put up with 😀