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 next novel, 'The Night Brother', is published June 1st 2017 (Borough Press).

Support your local independent bookshop, if you are blessed enough to have one... or 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.

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…
I was delighted to be invited to read at The Feminist Library - and they invited me to write a blog about my passion for libraries!   "I wish I could wax lyrical about all the reasons why I'm a fan of libraries – but there's neither space nor time.…
A stellar day in the neo-gothic pomp and circumstance of John Rylands Library's magnificent Historic Reading Room. It's been a dream of mine to read there... and dreams come true.A delicious highlight of the event was the specially designed (and rather foxy) cake by the talented Annabel de Vetten of…
Vixen is longlisted for The Green Carnation prize 2014! The thirteen strong longlist of titles celebrating LGBT writing have been announced after several days of debates between the judges over an exceptional list of submissions, the most the prize has seen in its history to date. This list takes us…
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