How NOT fitting in helped Me to find My Place. I’m a perfect anomaly. It took me a while *read decades* to figure that one out. But I am imperfectly perfect. You see, I have never quite fit in. Throw me a context and I’ll (usually) be the odd one out. From taste in Art… Continue reading From Misfit to Author…
There’s Nowhere Quite Like It… Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville. They’re the usual suspects when we think about a city break to Spain. But off the beaten track (a little… okay, quite a lot) and over in the top left hand corner of the country to be precise, lies the uniquely spiritual, magical and religious city… Continue reading Why You Should See Santiago de Compostela!
Answers on a Postcard! Last week when my super-polished and all things enticing manuscript (at least I thought so) was rejected by one of the UK’s biggest publishers, I felt like the biggest failure. The sorry-but-not-for-us email had just as well have read: YOU ARE SO CRAP. NO, REALLY YOU ARE! HOW COULD YOU EVEN… Continue reading How to Deal With Publishing Rejection…
A Brief History of Spain’s most delectable Treat! Churros are taking the world by storm. In a VERY good way. These simple, yet complex (for eating them is a ritual in itself) donut-like strips of dough can now be enjoyed in so many countries outside of Spain – dunked in rich, velvety chocolate sauce, sprinkled… Continue reading Who Invented CHURROS?
How a Wildfire put My Life into Perspective… I’m a naturally cheerful Pollyanna-esque person *most of the time*, but I am human, too. And last week, when a beast of a fire raged perilously close to our home, waking us at 3.45am in an unexpected burst of fight or flight (jump into the sea or… Continue reading The Benefits of an Emergency
‘The Things We Leave Unsaid’ is a Macchiato of a Must-Read! I am beyond excited to have fellow Crooked Cat Book author, Megan Mayfair grace the blog today. Megan is one of the loveliest and most supportive authors I have met since starting out on my writing journey. And her debut novel, The Things We… Continue reading Meet The Author: Megan Mayfair
Putting the Social back in Media… Look, I’ve only been on Twitter for a year (in this incarnation of myself as an author, anyway), but in those twelve months I have learnt a LOT. I have also organically grown my number of followers from 0-5K. No mean feat for a newbie to my profession. No… Continue reading 10 Fun Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers
Giveaway time… Happy Wednesday! I was supposed to post this on Monday morning but Sunday night we were evacuated from our home after a wildfire got frighteningly close to us… and since then we have had no power for two days. But finally, I am back online. Onto happier subjects now: I am SUPER excited… Continue reading WIN ONE OF SIX SENSATIONAL BOOKS!
Why You really SHOULD have Your Cake and eat it… I haven’t blogged in ages. In my defence I have been writing novels stuffed with decadent food (again). And yet, here I am apologising for my ‘inadequate’ female behaviour. Honestly, I’m not sure a male would bother. Which is somewhat ironic given that unnecessary female… Continue reading The Female Food Apology Saga
Lifting The Curtain on ‘The Theatre of Dreams’… I am delighted to be chatting with the wonderful debut novelist, Rosie Travers today on the blog. It’s not every day an author has the honour of endorsing a book, and I was blown away when Rosie asked me if I’d provide a quote for her story’s… Continue reading Meet The Author: Rosie Travers