read ‘indian creek drive’ in the 2020 edition of the delmarva review

Good news! The day I’ve been waiting for is finally here. A short story of mine that’s especially dear to my heart is available now as part of the 2020 edition of the Delmarva Review. It’s a literary story about a young woman’s transformation and growth into an identity of her own making. I was […]

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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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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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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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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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How to write a short story worthy of being published

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! This past few days I’ve been really reluctant to dive back into working on my novel as I’ve been a bit lost as to how best to […]

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What I’m reading right now

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! It’s summertime, though looking out of my window as I write this you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, and for me that means it’s time to […]

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