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Enjoying the stars and bars of Cheshire

Enjoying the stars and bars of Cheshire

Who’d have thought, when Note to Boy hit the bookshops almost two years ago that I would still be fulfilling some of the gin pledges kindly made when I was crowdfunding the book? Covid and geography have delayed the process but at last we are…
Who wants a sneak peek?

Who wants a sneak peek?

Are there any more satisfying words for a novelist to write than ‘The End’? Er, actually, yes. Finishing a book, for me, is an anxious, unsettling time. Why? For two reasons. One, because the end is never really the end. I’ve yet to meet or…
Talking books at Carterton Library

Talking books at Carterton Library

Huge thanks to Andrew and Helen and all the lovely people of Carterton who made me so welcome at the library on Tuesday for my author talk. It felt as if I made some new friends. A few snapshots of the evening. Thank you Carterton!
Here be a monster!

Here be a monster!

I’m a passable cook. I can knit simple jumpers. I’ve written some scripts and a couple of novels. And … no, that’s about it. Sum total of my skills. So I’m always in awe of those marvellously talented creatures who are brilliant at lots of…
Coming soon to a library near you!

Coming soon to a library near you!

I’m very pleased to announce I’ve been invited by the lovely people at Carterton Library to take part in an author event in June. Details nearer the time. Hope to see you there!
Second Oxford Indie Book Fair was fin-tastic!

Second Oxford Indie Book Fair was fin-tastic!

Writers, publishers and artists gathered for the second Oxford Indie Book Fair on 2 April, an event that showcases the work of local authors, independent publishers and other artists. Among the 45 exhibitors was the artist John Buckley, probably best known for creating the Headington…
Oxford Indie Book Fair - so good they ran it twice!

Oxford Indie Book Fair - so good they ran it twice!

So successful was the first Oxford Indie Book Fair that the organisers have decided to hold another one this year. Like last time, the second fair will be held at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, a wonderful venue, on Saturday 2…
Reviews of Note to Boy

Reviews of Note to Boy

Here’s a selection of reviews of Note to Boy. It’s great to see what readers, writers and bookbloggers make of Eloise and Bradley, and wonderful to know they’ve brought some laughter into people’s lives – as well as a few tears and the odd cringe!…
A hundred authors share their thoughts

A hundred authors share their thoughts

Browse in any library or bookshop and you’re almost bound to come across a section devoted to books purporting to tell you how to turn yourself into a successful writer. I know. I’ve read quite a few of them. As you might guess, since you…
Wycombe Talking Newspaper

Wycombe Talking Newspaper

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a seasonal extract from Note to Boy, featured in this month’s Wycombe Talking Newspaper. Intent on lightening Eloise’s mood, Bradley plans an early celebration. Enjoy! And thank you, Paul at WTN!