I feel like I’ve written far more of these posts recently than posts about the things I’ve been reading, but hey, life is busy and a girl’s got to have some down time. And I have to say, Netflix has been churning out some pretty great shows recently. Here’s a few of my favourites.
It creeps up on you, the day after day after day that you haven’t picked up a book and you suddenly realise a week has gone by and you haven’t read a thing. You come home determined that tonight you’ll make time, but you’re tired and there are other things to do. The book you’re reading doesn’t grab your attention… Read More
If you’ve visited this blog recently, you might have read that I recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of my novel, The Disappeared, with a publisher called Unbound. You can find out more or a buy a copy here. Since I’ve been running my campaign, one thing has come up again and again. Who are Unbound and… Read More
This weekend sees the return of the Lumiere Festival to Durham for the fifth time. It brings a series of light installations to the city, illuminating it in ambitious and unexpected ways. I visited with friends last night and enjoyed exploring Durham after dark. Although we didn’t manage to see all of the installations, we caught enough to appreciate the… Read More
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 10 years old. For a long time, I didn’t believe it was a dream that would ever come true. But recently, things have started to happen. I was offered a publishing contract and have started a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of my novel. Despite a few spells of excitement,… Read More
This afternoon I spent a few hours in a café at my local art gallery working on my new novel. I got quite a bit done and it was lovely to immerse myself in the project after a busy few weeks. But it reminded me of something too. That one of the best ways I’ve found to get creatively inspired… Read More
Last week I wrote about something exciting – I’ve been offered a publishing contract for my first novel by a publisher called Unbound. They’re a bit different to your traditional publisher, in that they crowdfund all of their books. That means that each author runs a campaign to raise the money needed to get the novel ready to publish. Crowdfunding… Read More
WriteNow is a mentoring programme for writers from marginalised or under-represented communities on the UK’s bookshelves, run by Penguin Random House. It gives 10 writers annually the opportunity to work one-on-one with an editor, through a year-long mentoring programme, who will help to shape their work and really bring out their voice. Joe Marriott is a Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random… Read More