The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities. Continue reading
My trip coincided with the paperback publication of Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love. To mark and celebrate that, I thought I’d repost a series of pieces I wrote as part of Word Garden, my Secret Garden Project residency in 2011. The pieces evoke each of the five homes I inhabited in London, in exactly 100 words. Continue reading
Tomorrow, Friday 1st November, I’m taking part in The Live Writing Series.
Brainchild of writers Gemma Seltzer and David Varela, The Live Writing Series invites 7 writers over 7 weeks to react, compose and immerse themselves in a public place, bringing it alive with the real-time broadcast of their work for all to see. Continue reading
I will be reading and discussing my work at two fabulous literature festivals this September… Continue reading
I’m very excited that Ripol Classic Publishers will be publishing Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love in Russia. The novel has now sold in 15 countries outside the UK.
The cover for Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love was designed by the fabulous Jo Thomson at MacMillan. She’s very kindly answered some of my questions about the process, and shared some of the designs that didn’t make it onto the cover… Continue reading
I have dreamt about having a book published since I knew what books were. As a kid, I wrote a lot, and then – distracted by GCSEs, A levels, and the general angst of being a teenager – I stopped writing. I still dreamt of being a writer, but I couldn’t seem to manage to put pen to paper. I had nothing to say. It was too hard. Continue reading