I am absolutely delighted to announce that my new novel, How to play Dead, will be published on 7th November in ebook and paperback by Corvus Atlantic Book. I can’t wait for you to meet Ria. She’s watching over them. And he’s watching her… Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre […]
Subtext is implicit. Subtext is a gradual understanding of meaning behind the text that develops as the story unfolds. Subtext can be something we turn to when we have nothing else.
Oldham gets a lot of bad press, including misrepresentation from Nigel Farage this week claiming that many areas in Oldham are ‘no-go areas’. It just so happens that the venue for my author event was smack bang in the centre of one of these areas. Alexandra Park, a beautiful Victorian space in the heart of Oldham, is often pitched by racists as somewhere race war battles are in full force every day of the week.
… as with other readers here have found I was up into the early hours to finish it in one sitting and it was well worth it.
The mass market paperback of Perfect Ten was released this week and WH Smiths, Asda and Sainsbury’s have agreed to stock it.
Never, ever let anyone tell you that you are too old to start a writing career. You have something to say. Say it.
I am very pleased to tell you that the mass market paperback of Perfect Ten is released in 4th April 2019. This is a very exciting time for me as it is the first time I will have had a paperback in the shops and supermarkets. To celebrate this I am giving away five signed […]
inishing the first draft of a novel is a great feeling. You have worked on the story, lived with the characters and in their world for a significant amount of time – but what’s next?
My novel Perfect Ten is number nine in the Feminist Critique category again. It was previously a bestseller in that category along with Naiomi Alderman’s The Power and Mary Beard’s Women and Power. So what makes my psychological thriller about revenge feminist? I am always interested in what people who read Perfect Ten have to […]
The Air Inbetween. Sometimes it’s what you don’t write that counts.