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.

The countdown for the launch of The Palace of Curiosities has not merely commenced, it's gone from 'this month' to 'in a fortnight'. Friends are aware that I'm excited. Like duh! Excited seems a mundane, workaday word to describe how I feel. This is bigger than every night before Xmas…
Great quotes and what they mean... I've recently received some feedback from Sarah Waters about my upcoming novel 'The Palace of Curiosities'. Reading it is a bizarre sensation: disbelief mixed with tingling excitement. It's a good quote. An astonishingly good quote. I've been sitting on it for a couple of…
I've recently returned from a week in Spain. I stayed south of Malaga - the unfashionable side – and it's still regarded as a downmarket destination. But I love it. In January it's almost deserted, it's cheap and the weather? Clear blue skies, sunshine, bit of a nip in the…
I've been busy uploading images and info to 'The Violet Vaults' section of the website - there's a lot of old March Violets scrapbooks to trawl through. And it's sparking off a whole heap of memories as I do so... Today I have been posting the singles from 1982-1984. Check…
As if by magic - the next tagee for The next Big Thing! Today it's Bernadette Jansen op de Haar of Holland Park Press, describing what it's like to translate rather than create... and how that can be a special balancing act... Read on! http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=228&;language=English Hannah Kate, telling us about…
Ok: so I’ve done some guest blogs - for the fabulous Mslexia magazine (http://www.mslexia.co.uk ) amongst others. But I am new to personal blogging. So when the wonderful Michelle Green http://www.michellegreen.co.uk asked me to pick up the baton for The Next Big Thing, I thought, no time like the present…
Award winning writer and performer Rosie Garland, aka, Rosie Lugosi, performs her poem 'I Want to be a Teenager in Devon' at the Manchester Book Market 2011. Her poetry collection 'Things I Did While I Was Dead' is published by FlapJack Press. http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page5.htm
The London Book Fair kicks off today with six-figure sums having already been spent on books ranging from the new Ian McEwan to a stunning debut from Iranian author Sahar Delijani Alison Flood guardian.co.uk, Monday 16 April 2012 10.48 BST Despite gloom on the high street and anxiety about the…
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