News

News

Welcome to my news and occasional blog page.

My debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' (HarperCollins 2013) is available in all formats (hardback, e-book, paperback & audio). The same goes for my second novel, 'Vixen' (Borough Press, 2014). My latest novel, 'The Night Brother', is published in hardback June 1st 2017 (Borough Press) - paperback on 3rd May 2018.

Support your local independent bookshop, if you are lucky enough to have one! You can also buy direct from HarperCollins. As the adventure progresses I will be posting details of reviews and other news right here.

My latest poetry collection, 'As In Judy' is available now from the publisher, Flapjack Press. http://flapjackpress.co.uk

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'Everything Must Go' is also available direct from the publisher, Holland Park Press. http://hollandparkpress.co.uk

Details of upcoming readings and events can be found on the 'Gig List' page – do click that tab for more info.

Thank you Jordan Reyne! I met up with this amazing musician & lyricist at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015. It was great to chat with such an inspiring person.She interviewed me backstage for her podcast Tour Tales...You can listen here. Click link to go to Jordan Reyne's Soundcloud page & listen…
Delighted to be invited to write a guest blog for Dr Wanda Wyporska, author of 'Witchcraft in Poland' – a few thoughts of mine on the subject of 'Writing The Weird'. "One of my earliest – and happiest memories – is being read to by my grandmother. I curled into…
I am interviewed by Keir Thomas in the May 2015 edition of Writing Magazine. part of a new series 'What I wish I'd Known...' Along with Andy McDermott and Anthony Riches, I talk honestly about the trials and tribulations of getting 'that' first novel published.   https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Store/551-22/Back_Issues/  
I was interviewed recently for WordMothers – a wonderful blog run by Australian writer Nicole Melanson. WordMothers is dedicated to showcasing women's work in the literary arts around the world. It features female author interviews and women in the book industry discussing what they're really passionate about.Here's the link! Or…
Really delighted to be interviewed in Issue 3 of Network Buzz!Here's the link:Click to read Network Buzz online or you can read the full interview here... Thomas Anderson Inclusive Networks interview 2015 has got off to a great start thank you. I'm now working for myself which is wonderful. Hope…
The Vixen paperback launch continues!   Thanks and gratitude for the wonderful welcomes and enthusiastic audiences so far. That's Bar Wotever (London), Manchester Waterstones, The Book Case (Hebden Bridge), Booka Books (Oswestry), the WI Manchester & The Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank!   Coming up - Word at the Y…
'Vixen' is out in paperback! Launched in London on 10th February at Bar Wotever, and in Manchester on Friday 13th February (lucky for some!). There are many more launch events and readings coming up in February / March 2015... check out the Gig List page for details of one close…
I'm delighted to have been invited to be Guest Speaker on an Arvon course at Lumb Bank in February 2015! Looking forward to working with Adam Marek & Kerry Hudson. http://www.arvon.org/
A great start to 2015! I've had poems published in The North & The Midwest Quarterly.This is such an encouragement – to keep going, to keep sending out. Click to go to The North page About The North'Excellent' — The Guardian'Redressing the balance of English poetry' — Poetry Review'The North…
As if it wasn't exciting enough to be invited to speak at The British Library on its Gothic panel on 9th November...   I was invited to talk on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC Radio 6, live from the Library! Click the link to hear me ramble on about…
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