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Book launch was hot, hot, hot!

Book launch was hot, hot, hot!

My book launch has to be one of the hottest events of the year! With temperatures hitting 30C during the day, I wondered if anyone would turn up for the send-off of my latest book, A Novel Solution. I shouldn’t have worried, friends and family…
The Verdict: 'A fun read'

The Verdict: 'A fun read'

Well, the reviews of A Novel Solution are coming in … and I can breathe again. You never know before you publish what readers are going to think of your book. Obviously you love it – otherwise you’re in the wrong business and should immediately…
Get your mitts on it!

Get your mitts on it!

It’s here! Look out for A Novel Solution, my second comic fiction, out in paperback this very week, published by the lovely people at SRL Publishing. What’s it about? It’s about Trish who is facing a midlife crisis, as her personal and professional lives fall…
Many a true word

Many a true word

That Will Shakespeare knew a thing or two about writing comedy. ‘Many a true word hath been spoken in jest’ he said, or words to that effect. I concur with the Bard. I came to pondering the relationship between fiction and comedy thanks to Shepherd.com,…
A Novel Solution is 'One to watch'!

A Novel Solution is 'One to watch'!

Thrilled to discover that, not yet out a month, and already A Novel Solution is grabbing attention. Dumbstruck to find that The Bookseller magazine, no less – the publication read by publishers, retailers, agents and libraries – has singled it out as ‘One to watch’,…
Publication day!

Publication day!

It’s here. The day has come and I am beside myself with excitement! A Novel Solution is published today. Today (19th March) sees the publication of A Novel Solution. First to hit the bookshops is the hardback version – please contact me if you’d like…
The Many Hats of the Modern Novelist

The Many Hats of the Modern Novelist

Writing a novel is difficult and demanding, and many fall by the wayside. It’s tough but it’s a process with a clearcut and straightforward goal, right? An obvious beginning and end. You have an idea. You labour to transfer it onto the page and fashion…
Countdown to publication - one month to go

Countdown to publication - one month to go

Only a month to wait now before Trish is launched into the world. I can hardly believe it. On 19 March, A Novel Solution will be published, to be followed a few weeks later, in June, by the paperback. It’s taken a while. As you…
Looking forward to what 2024 brings

Looking forward to what 2024 brings

Happy New Year everyone! I’m a looking-forward sort of gal so, I am thinking ahead to what goodies 2024 will bring, while being thankful for the best bits of 2023 – a curate’s egg of a year fo me. Very excitingly, Spring will see the…
Lookee here!

Lookee here!

Excited and delighted to reveal the cover design for my latest comic fiction, A Novel Solution. Scroll down to see it in all its glory. Wannabe author Trish gets nurtured by celebrity author Amanda. But when Amanda goes missing, is Trish woman enough for the…