Photo by Darren Cool for Connors Brighton
Last week I ran a three-hour MA class on plotting at City University. Apart from being one of the scariest things I have ever said yes to (and I admit this as a constant yes-person), planning the session coincided with a small sea-change in my working . . . → Read More
I’m just lifting my head from the final stages of editing the first draft of novel #3 to tell you this:
My author’s copies of Verbroken Belofte, the Dutch translation of Every Vow You Break arrived today. Aren’t they chillingly lovely? They’re published by the very classy Bezige Bij. I love all my covers, . . . → Read More
Here I am, reading the prologue, giving it my best, gothic, intonation. Probably hamming it just a little tiny bit…
(As a nod to crime fiction convention, it contains my first ever . . . → Read More
Jamie Harrison interviewing me at Crawley Wordfest. I might look a bit miffed, but that's my thinking face, honest.
I have had an extremely busy week with my Every Vow You Break launch party on Tuesday and the Cuckoo One Town One Book event as the finale of Crawley Wordfest.
‘But surely,’ I hear . . . → Read More
I’m very excited about the Every Vow You Break launch, which is happening on Tuesday 3rd April at 6.30pm at Goldsboro Books, 23-25, Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. If you’d like to come along and raise a glass to my new book, please let my publicist Sam Eades know: firstname.lastname@example.org, so she can . . . → Read More
On Friday I went with Sam Eades, my lovely publicist at Headline, to Clays printers in Bungay, to see Every Vow You Break roll off the presses. I had been told by David Headley at Goldsboro Books and S J Watson that it was an astounding day out (‘like Charlie . . . → Read More
I’ve just had the most enormous fun making a trailer for Every Vow You Break. For me, writing is like running a movie in my head. So, it seems, is making a movie.
Last week, on a bitingly cold but brightly sunny day, I wrapped up so warm that I could barely move and . . . → Read More
Some of the bare bones of novel #3
After a busy Christmas and New Year, I knew I had to buckle down to the second draft of novel #3, which I had spent most of December planning out on my Scrivener virtual cork board. A stretch of quiet, concentrated time was what . . . → Read More
Well, the WONDERFUL bound proofs of Every Vow You Break came through, and, as you can see, like me, AgentSimon thinks they’re fab.
But, really, publishers. Let a writer loose on her book before it’s published? When it looks like a real book? ‘Dear Lovely Editor. I’ve got just a few teeny weeny amendments . . . → Read More