Adele’s song and writing a novel

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So what does Adele’s song ‘Hello’ have to do with writing a novel? Apart from the fact that her music is fabulous and that she collected her MBE two people in front of me, I don’t know much about her. What I do know is that her song ‘Hello’ achieves what all writers want to do: identify […]

What would Margaret do? Meeting my literary hero Margaret Atwood

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Late September I went to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to watch Margaret Atwood in conversation with Erica Wagner. Flashback to six months previously when I had seen the tickets go on sale and hovered in excitement over the ‘buy’ button until exactly 10am and then feverishly filled in the space in my diary, and […]

The Road to Publication: My Book Deal Moment…

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It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m making list and checking it twice – a list of literary agents. It’s taken me two years to write my latest novel Perfect Ten and now, after much polishing and reading, it’s time to send it out to try to get a book deal. I’m no stranger to submitting novels […]

New Cover for Random Acts of Unkindness

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It’s Kindle Press’ 2nd anniversary, and the 1st anniversary of the publication of Random Acts of Unkindness, so Kindle Press have kindly revamped the cover. I love it! What do you think? The past year since Random Acts of Unkindness was published has been extraordinary. The book itself has caused lots of discussion and this […]

I’m delighted to announce…

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…that I am now represented by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton Literary Agency. It’s been a wonderful start to the year with a warm response so far for my next novel. I sent it out at the beginning of January and met Judith. Later that week she agreed to represent me. This is a […]