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Victorian Scandals Has Arrived!

First of all, I’m so sorry that I didn’t share this with you sooner. This week has been a little bit bonkers, I must say! HOWEVER, here I am at…

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day! I’m incredibly happy and proud to be a woman and if you have followed my career, you’ll know that women truly dominate my work! In…

Some News!

I’m so sorry I haven’t blogged in a week or so. Last week was crazy with the Beast From The East battering us with snow, snow, and oh look –…

Why Ray of Light will always be my ray of light

On 22 February 1998 – exactly twenty years ago – I was driving to my day job and happily looking forward to the release of Madonna’s new album. It was…

Book Signings or Book Whinings?

I have a love-hate relationships with book signings. They are absolutely amazing when they go well, but when they don’t… well it makes you feel like the biggest loser on…

Let’s Talk About… Publicity!

So I’ve reached the part of my job that I absolutely love – that time just before my book is published, when I’m assigned a publicist and I get to…

A Writer’s Life… Behind The Scenes

When you think about a writer’s job, you maybe imagine someone sitting at a laptop (or typewriter, or even maybe a quill and scroll!) and squirrelling away, desperately trying to…

Hats off to the Suffragettes!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ll have no doubt heard that it is now 100 years since the Suffragettes won the right to vote for some…

Shout Out to the Naysayers!

As I’ve mentioned before, I still have my diaries from 2000-2002. Because they are kept quite close to my desk, I sometimes find myself gazing through them to find out…

Throwback Thursday – Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed

When I worked the dreaded day job, I would stand at the photocopier every single day, and dream about a publisher finally giving me a break. On Good Friday 2006…