The Elites Extract

Hey lovely readers! I can’t believe it’s just 70 days to publication now (I didn’t count, I promise – Waterstones told me). That’s less than 100! Less than three months! Less time than I’m ready but also too much. Anyway, as publication is looming and proofs are already out there with booksellers and lots of [...]

THE ELITES Cover Reveal

MY BOOK. MY COVER. MY GOODNESS.

I seriously cannot get over how beautiful this is. The attention to detail – the beautiful, mixed race model who is just as I envisioned Silver, the exotic background, the rain, the colours – is just astounding. And if this were a book I randomly came [...]

What to Do When You Get Your Page Proofs

Firstly – you must squee. That is an order.

Now, once you have calmed down and got it out of your system that YES THAT IS MY NOVEL THOSE ARE MY WORDS LOOKING ALL PROPER AND BOOKLIKE, it’s time to work. Hopefully you’ve made most of the bigger edits to your novel [...]

Proof Day!

Just a teensy tiny post to say – WELL HELLO PROOFS.

Author AllSorts

I’m so excited to be part of Author AllSorts, a new UK children’s and YA author blog. Not only has it been a wonderful experience talking to other writers and feeling part of a writerly group (I have always wanted to be part of a crit group, just haven’t found one near [...]

March Update

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, it’s been super busy here over the last few months. I juggle three jobs (social media consultancy, fashion blogging and of course writing) and the latter two have been particularly hectic since the new year. But it’s all exciting stuff, so here’s an update on the writing side [...]

How I Got a Literary Agent

I thought I’d do a little post on how I got my literary agent. I might go into this process in a little more detail in later posts – writing queries, agent interviews, dealing with multiple offers etc, so do let me know if there is anything specific you want to know more about – [...]

Meeting my Publishers for the First Time

The fact that I can write the title of this blog post alone is enough to make me turn into a gibbering, nonsensical mess. Unfortunately, I was also a mess on the day I went into my publisher’s office for the first time. I had got stuck on the tube, making me both late and [...]

The First Post

Shiny new blog alert!

This feels weird.

I’m quite an established blogger now – I am co-owner and editor of fashion blog Girl in the Lens, which is just over a year old and has been doing pretty well in the UK blogosphere – so it’s strange for me to be looking at a blank [...]