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Rain, reading and reviewing

Rain, reading and reviewing

A week away in the rain has given me the chance to finish reading the books I had on the go. I like to read outside my comfort zone, opening my mind and gaining new perspectives by exploring new genres. All right. I’ll come clean.…
Eloise and Count Arthur, a match made in hell?

Eloise and Count Arthur, a match made in hell?

Would Eloise Slaughter and Count Arthur Strong get on in real life? What if they – perish the thought – met up and became a couple? The possibilities for word-mangling chaos would be never-ending. And imagine how much fun Eloise would have exploiting the title…
Celebrating witty women

Celebrating witty women

We always knew it and now CWIP proves it: women can be not only funny but also flipping hilarious! Comedy Women in Print (CWIP), now in its second year, was founded by comedian and novelist Helen Lederer as a way to celebrate and promote witty…
Staying in with Linda

Staying in with Linda

That was fun! I’ve been ‘staying in’ with the lovely Linda Hill of the multi-award-winning blog, Linda’s Book Bag. What a pleasure that was! It was an honour to be in conversation with her, particularly as she has been so supportive of Note to Boy…
Thank you, Richard Osman

Thank you, Richard Osman

I’m looking forward to the day when no-one leaves home without the three essentials: face covering, hand gel, funny book! And it’s all thanks to TV’s Richard Osman of Pointless fame.  I don’t know if you noticed, but, with little brouhaha and no fuss at…
And so my tale begins ...

And so my tale begins ...

Here’s a video of me reading the first few pages of Note to Boy, for your delectation. It’s not the same without the accents but, as Julie Walters and Taron Egerton unaccountably did not answer their phones, you’ll have to put up with me. Likewise…
Super Thursday not so super for new writers

Super Thursday not so super for new writers

Stand by for the avalanche! On 3 September almost 600 new books will be published. Some newspapers have dubbed this day Super Thursday. Not so super for the many new and lesser-known writers whose books are out at the same time. The autumn is always…
Waiting for that stinker

Waiting for that stinker

Writers’ paranoia is part and parcel of the job of being a novelist, I’ve come to understand. Never more so than when your book is launched into the world, like a helpless but very cute baby. People peer into your buggy, chuck the newcomer under…
Blog tour ahoy!

Blog tour ahoy!

Note to Boy is on the road with a blog tour all this week. Thanks to the lovely bloggers who will be reading and reviewing the book. I hope Eloise and Bradley win you over!
Read all about it!

Read all about it!

Note to Boy is in the news! Read how Sue Clark turned from comedy scriptwriter into comedy novelist. Secrets are revealed about meeting no less than three James Bonds. You can also find out how Swinging London influenced the writing of her novel, Note to…