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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…

Long Live the Queen!

Today marks the 117th anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria. Why is this relevant you may ask? Well that’s an interesting story, because while Victoria went onto become the…

The Girl – Publicity updates!

One of the things I love about being a writer, is when the publication date is nearly here, and publicity starts to gear up! I know some writers absolutely hate…

It’s Hello from Me… And Hello from Her!

When I first started my day job at the age of seventeen, I had a colleague who was – shall we say – a little on the unfriendly side. For…

Thoughtful Thursday – Beware of False Prophets

My next book – The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones and other Victorian Scandals – is dedicated to the headmasters of my primary and secondary schools. It was an absolute…