I am longlisted for Penguin Uk’s #writenow2020

Earlier on this year, I entered Penguin’s #writenow programme. It is designed for fiction and non-fiction writers from underrepresented backgrounds and ultimately results in a select few candidates working closely with Penguin editors over a year to get their work-in-progress ready for publication. I decided to take a chance and enter with a finished manuscript […]

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the first book in the ‘la belle’ thriller series is out now!

Way way back in the pre-pandemic world of November 2019, I published a small collection of short stories called ‘Bad Women’. It was my first foray into self-publishing and more of a personal project than anything else. Thankfully, friends and family seemed to enjoy the book a lot and I got the idea to develop […]

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Spoiler Free review of ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’

Wow, what can I say about this book? It’s been on my radar for so long but I just never got around to getting my hands on it.  I’m so glad I’ve finally taken the plunge. At first I was almost deterred by the rave reviews of 5* ratings accompanied by reams of praise but […]

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Start your own quarantine book club (or join mine!)

Good afternoon readers and writers! I hope you’re all keeping safe and well amidst the craziness out there. In this house we’re doing or best to come up with new ways to keep busy and I had a pretty good idea (if I say so myself) that all began because of a simple mistake on […]

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Easter Giveaway!

Hello everyone, hope you’re all enjoying a nice Easter weekend in quarantine! I thought it would be nice to organise a giveaway of my books as a little Easter treat. Included in the giveaway for FIVE winners: A paperback copy of PEACHSOUL A paperback copy of Bad Women *Easter bunny not included unfortunately! SIGN UP […]

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I’m on YouTube!

I decided to go ahead and join YouTube, I discovered AuthorTube and just knew I had to join. Here’s my first video where I answer questions from the AuthorTube Newbie Tag, it feels pretty weird talking to no one and it’s going to take me a little while to get used to but it’s nice […]

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My new poetry book: PEACHSOUL

Well, this is the new normal right? I hope you’re safe and well in the midst of the crisis. These are unprecedented times and it’s been amazing to see so many people come together to get through it. Most of us are going to be spending a lot of time in our homes for the […]

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Day trip to Cambridge

I love visiting different cities around the U.K. It’s a great way to spend a weekend and I really enjoy exploring different parts of the country I live in. Every city is different with a whole history and landscape to explore. Last Sunday it was Cambridge that we decided to visit! The rain was pretty […]

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PSA: I’ve submitted my novel to beta-readers!

Hello readers! It’s a special day for me, it marks the first time my novel is going off to strangers to read. Lovely people (or maybe not so lovely, I’ll let you know when I get the feedback) who have agreed to read my ENTIRE novel and answer a list of questions I’ve prepared for […]

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BAD WOMEN: Blog tour and interview on SG Fiction

Welcome all and a very happy new year! As the first post of the new year this is quite reflective. The last few months of 2019 were both hectic and wonderful for me. I achieved a huge milestone and published my first ever book on Amazon and held a blog tour on Instagram to help […]

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OUT NOW: Bad Women

Good afternoon everyone! Sign up here to receive a FREE story, ‘The Femme Fatale Next Door’ from the ‘Bad Women’ short story collection. Reviews from Instagram: ‘This adorable little paperback book showed up and the stories pack a punch!…I’m still thinking about all five of these twisty stories and how each one made me feel. […]

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Book Review: Adèle by Leïla Slimani

Hi guys, before we get started on this blog post, don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list to receive news of giveaways, free ebooks and more! I’ve just read the last page of this book and to be totally frank, I’m feeling almost breathless. ‘Adèle’ manages to be both cool and heart-wrenching at […]

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