So… I have a new book out this week. It hits shops on Thursday 23rd Feb and I am so excited (and terrified, as always) about it. This is it: Southfield High School is oh so normal, with its good teachers, its bad, and its cliques. But despite the cliques, there’s a particular group of… Continue reading Introducing… Close Your Eyes
Just a little PSA to say that, for the whole of April, Follow Me Back is £1.99 on Kindle. I do love a bargain. Link here, and here‘s a whole bunch of stuff about the book including a big old free sample. (There are also loads of other great books in the same April deal… Continue reading Follow Me Back is mega-cheap in April
It’s been almost a month since Follow Me Back made its way into the world, and it’s been surreal and lovely. I’ve updated its page with some of the things people have been saying about it, as well as links to Hot Key’s brilliant Serial-style podcast with bonus interviews with some of the characters and… Continue reading Follow Me Back: an update!
Well. Another year of reading has ended; I have another stack of Christmas books just waiting to soak up my January days. I read 122 books in 2015, which is one less than in 2014. There was loads of good stuff, quite a bit of mediocre stuff, very little outright awful stuff. I’ll take that as… Continue reading 2015: A Year In Books
Here’s a piece I wrote for Faber Academy (originally posted here) So. A new year dawns, and with it, a million resolutions. Write more. Read more. Do better at being ‘out there’. It’s a time of hope and aspiration, and a time, for a group of people to which I belong, of abject terror. A… Continue reading The Doubtful Novelist
2014 was a pretty extravagant reading year for me. You can see the full list here if you’re interested. I absolutely loved so many of the books I read these past twelve months (published both this year and others). You’ll be able to see all of my favourites in that Goodreads list – they’re the… Continue reading 2014: A Year in Books
Well, I did it last year, and I like consistency – and love making lists – so I’ve kept a record this year too. It’s not been such a vintage year this year* – I’ve read less for a start (BLAH BLAH marathon BLAH, bore off already), and there has been a significant increase in books that made… Continue reading 2013: A Year in Books