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January Update

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 | 4 comments

January Update

January’s been an unusual month. I’ve read hardly anything. Instead, I’ve: a) Worked a lot. b) Marathoned every single episode of Breaking Bad. Yes, I’m years behind everyone else, and yes, it was clever and dramatic and *amazing*. c) Been preparing for a life change which is happening soon. (I’ll blog briefly at some point to explain my increasing online absence, but it basically involves an oven and a bun.)   Here’s what I did read. (Three books! Three?!)     8 Rivers of Shadow by Leo Hunt — YA fantasy / horror. Sequel to 13 Days of Midnight, which I loved. 8 Rivers...

Writing Update: Dreaming

Posted by on May 17, 2016 | Leave a comment

Writing Update: Dreaming

  It feels like a long time since I blogged about writing. Somewhere along the line, this blog has become rather more like a reader blog than an author one, mostly because I really do love talking about other people’s books. If writing wasn’t my first priority, I’d love to be a full-on book blogger! However, I’ve been thinking for a while that, when I start a new novel, I’d like to blog every now and then about the process. Not tutorials — there are already plenty of authors who blog brilliantly about their writing processes — but updates about how my own writing’s going. I won’t give specifics about what...

2016 Writing & Reading Goals

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

2016 Writing & Reading Goals

Happy New Year! Hope you’re all recovered from last night, stuffed with the last of the mince pies, and excited for 2016. I certainly am!   Writing Goals I didn’t have much I could shout about in 2015. But I did still do lots of writing — putting to rest a manuscript I’d been working on since 2010, and getting close to finishing a major re-draft of another project — both of which I still count as achievements! In early 2016, I plan to get my newest manuscript polished and off to my agent. Depending on what happens with that, I’d love to start a new writing project this year.   Reading Goals I don’t usually set myself...

Chocolate Making, UKYA Shop, & GLIMPSE Mugs

Posted by on May 27, 2015 | 1 comment

Chocolate Making, UKYA Shop, & GLIMPSE Mugs

  This week the Author Allsorts are talking day jobs. Today, I’m sharing all about mine as a chocolatier — how I fit chocolate making in with writing, and how the two jobs are more similar than you might think! You can read my post here. A second little bit of news — this month, lovely author Susie Day launched the online UKYA Shop, where you can buy all sorts of book related swag, from tote bags to mugs to throw pillows. Proceeds go towards supporting UKYA around the country. Find the shop here, and, should you wish to drink your tea from a very funky Glimpse quote mug (I know I do), you can get yourself one here. Share...

UKYA Extravaganza Blog Tour: My First Video Interview!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 | 4 comments

UKYA Extravaganza Blog Tour: My First Video Interview!

Today’s my stop on the UKYA Extravaganza blog tour, and I’ve headed to Splustbookworms’ YouTube channel for an interview. We chatted all sorts, including Glimpse, writing YA fiction, and some of my favourite books. Thomas and Sophie of Splustbookworms have been brilliant — they’re loads of fun, as you can probably guess from the video! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on their channel. Here it is… (Go easy on me – it’s my first ever video, eek!)     Share...