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.

The March Violets are doing a little West Coast Tour this June! First up: June 21 - Seattle – El Corazon. June 22 - Portland - The Hive @ Star Theater. June 25 - San Francisco - Death Guild @ DNA Lounge. June 27 - Vegas - Scarlet @ LVCS.…
Authors Writing on Books The Palace of Curiosities – reviewed by Max Scratchmann Much as I want to like all of these books, there are, I'm afraid, a lot of fairly dull bodice-rippers and penny-dreadfuls lurking beneath the stunning cover art on the slew of mock-Victorian novels currently on the…
#mywritingprocess – Blog Tour I was asked to participate in this blog tour by wonderful wordsmith Steph Pike Its purpose is to share current activities, link writers to their wider community and to spend a little time considering our latest projects - which could be either to tantalize readers or…
Suzi Feay has given 'The Palace of Curiosities' an amazing review on the Emerald Steet blog! WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Two events make this weekend a goodie: International Women's Day and the launch of the inaugural Folio Prize Fiction Festival. There are events celebrating both occasions all weekend but…
My second novel, 'Vixen', is not out till 19th June 2014... but the cover has just been released! Beautiful design by Alex Allden at HarperCollins, from an amazing image created by artist Lindsey Carr. Click to go to Lindsey Carr's website Colour me excited.
Issue 79 of The Rialto has just come out - and my poem 'Asking for Directions' is in it. The best Valentine's Day gift I could ask for. I am very proud to have a second poem in this amazing magazine (described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'simply the best').…
Someone out there loves your work. Maybe they just haven't seen it yet. Here's my blog on Women Writers, Women Books. Get submitting. Then the person who loves your work might actually get to see it. Click for Books By Women website This month, three judges decide the winner of…
GAYDIO – The Sunday Forum with Andrew Edwards What's it like to grow up different? Writer Rosie Garland is perhaps better known as Rosie Lugosi the Lesbian Vampire Queen. Rosie started out in the gothic rock band The March Violets in the 1980s and has developed a hugely successful career…
My poem 'The Sum of all Meat' has just been announced winner of the Ariadne's Thread first Poetry Competition. I'll admit to being surprised... it's a poem about an abattoir worker and I thought it would put the judges off. Another example of the importance of writers having the courage…
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