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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 😀