This Cider House Rules: An Interview With Martin Thatcher.

First of all, apologies for the radio silence these past few weeks- I’ve been up to my ears in book 3, working on the manuscript ready to send to my agent, as well as the usual work, life and child related stuff, and one or two other unexpecteds that threw my groove a bit. However, […]

Left on the shelf(ie)

Life has rather taken over for the past few weeks and I’ve not written much in this blog. However, I couldn’t let this week pass without making reference to the fact that my first novel,┬áThe Second Chance Tea Shop, is now on the shelves in Sainsbury’s supermarket stores nationwide. When I got the email from […]

Musical Musings

Since I started writing the Little Somerby books, I’ve not really managed to write to music, although music is definitely an influence. I have it on when I drive, and since that’s when I often do my plotting (while keeping my eyes firmly on the road, of course!), often, songs come onto the radio or […]

Someone pinch me…

…I must be dreaming. This can’t be happening to me, the girl, and then the woman, whose head was always somewhere different to her body. The girl who wrote stories from the moment she could pick up a pen, spent many years playing with characters that other people had invented and then, in the throes […]

Time for another photo shoot…

I’m so lucky that when I need someone to take a decent photograph, I can call on the talents of Ol’bird Photography (aka my good friend Carly) to oblige :). Last year she took some shots of me by the late apple trees for my agent, and this year she’s taken some new shots of […]

Time to shout about it…

After keeping things fairly quiet for a few weeks, I’ve been given the official nod that I can share the news. I’m absolutely over the moon to announce that I’ve signed a three-book deal with a dynamic imprint of Head of Zeus Publishing, Aria Fiction. Aria will be releasing my first novel, ‘The Second Chance […]