#100daysofwriting Day 5 2019

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This morning I went shopping to Ashton-under-Lyne which is where Random Acts of Unkindness, my DS Jan Pearce series, is set. It reminded me of the struggles of finding time to write when you don’t even know if you book will be accepted. I have a day job as well as writing and I have a family […]

#100daysofwriting Day 4 2019

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From little acorns… Thinking is underrated. The last few days have added depth to the theme of the novel and allowed me to chart the characters journeys on my plotting chart. I was finally able to write the connecting piece that joins the last scene to the next critical scene and act 2. My goal is to […]

#100daysofwriting day 2 and 3 2019

Posted Posted in #100daysofwriting, 2019, Creativity, Fiction, Identity, Novel, Storytelling, Writing

I’ve been thinking. And thinking isn’t writing, but it’s still part of the creative process. It’s also why writing a novel takes such a long time. Sitting down and writing around 90k words is one huge commitment. But while you are writing there are those light bulb moments and those moments of dread that send you rushing back to the […]

Exciting week and exciting news…

Posted Posted in Book review, Books, domestic violence, Feminism, Feminist, Fiction, Manchester, Perfect Ten, Storytelling, Writer, Writing

It’s been a very exciting week for me and Perfect Ten. The official launch date was earlier in September, but the launch party was on the 21st September at Chapter One Books in Manchester. On Friday, it was reviewed in the Daily Mail! Perfect Ten has gone national! In the fantastic review in their books […]

The Story of My Story: Perfect Ten

Posted Posted in Books, Feminism, Feminist, Fiction, Perfect Ten, Revenge, Writer, Writing

Now January is over and done I’m starting to look forward to 2018 even more. In case I hadn’t mentioned it, I have a novel out this year! Perfect Ten will be published on the 6th September 2018. As you can imagine, this is very exciting for me, and I’m going to start at the […]

I’m delighted to announce…

Posted Posted in Creativity, Novel, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing

…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 […]

Countdown week – meet Lorraine Pascoe

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Lorraine is the family liaison officer for Jan’s department. She’ makes sure that everyone is looked after and that everyone is in the right place at the right time. She’s understanding but not a soft touch. She and Jan have worked together from the beginning and they know each other well. They used to go […]

Countdown week – meet Lisa Connelly

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Six days to go to the release of Playlist for a Paper Angel and today we meet Lisa Connelly. Lisa is a teenage girl who has spent most of her life looking after her younger brothers and sisters while her parents spent their time drinking and arguing. Leaving home early, Lisa meets Declan Connelly and […]