Having realised I’ve not done a blog since March, I thought it was about time for a quick update! So, what’s been happening since then?
The short and slightly dull answer is that I have mainly been sat in front of my laptop, typing in WORDS. Many, many words. (The lack of blogs is because by the time I’ve abandoned the day’s attempt to make … Read more
Recently, two friends and I went away for the weekend, the first day of which just happened to include popping into the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. I’d never been before and, as a slightly mahoosive, sonic-screwdriver-owning fan of the show, this was a source of much anticipation and joy to me. I even put on my Gallifrey University T-shirt especially for the occasion (it … Read more
It seems crazy, but four years ago today, on 15 February 2012, the concept album for The In-Between was released. Wow, does time fly. It really doesn’t feel like it can be that long ago that I was sitting at my computer clicking load, with that strange mix of anticipation and trepidation you get when you send something you’ve spent literally years creating out into … Read more
A very Happy New Year to you all! Yes, 2016 is upon us in all its futuristic-y sounding splendor. Though still without hoverboards, we are now venturing into the unknown beyond that foretold by Back to the Future. Good luck everyone.
Like most years for most people, 2015 was a year of ups and downs for me, but probably the biggest highlight (obviously alongside … Read more
[Spoiler free! Apart from for the first six Star Wars movies and if you haven’t seen those, well, you should really stop reading this and go and watch them RIGHT NOW.]
As I sit here writing this, I am exactly four hours and one minute away from seeing The Force Awakens (not that I’m counting or anything). Yes, after years of speculation, anticipation, hopes, … Read more
I’m going to be honest and admit something here; sometimes I’m not one hundred percent sure what YA (or young adult) as a category of book actually is. I know that may sound strange coming from someone who’s both a huge fan of reading it and also attempting to be a YA author, but I don’t think the labelling is always that clear cut. … Read more
It probably won’t come as much of a shock that I love reading fiction books. I have done since I was little. Like for a lot of people, the big kickstarter for me was Harry Potter & the Philospher’s Stone, but there have been several over the years which have worked their way into my heart, captivating me and making me want to be … Read more
Tomorrow – after sixteen months of writing, re-writing, editing, querying, waaaaaaaiting, turn downs, and MORE editing – my new book, Echoes, is finally being published. It’s not the first novel I’ve written, but it is the first to be unleashed on the wider world so, as I sit here typing this, it is fair to say I’m feeling quite an odd mix of emotions.… Read more
One week today, my first novel Echoes is being published (eeeeeeek!) and with only seven days to go, I’d like to share the first chapter with you all. It’s called ‘Loopholes’, and it goes like this…
Mallory Park hunches forward over the desk, icy blue eyes glued to the screen of the laptop, a single glow in the otherwise darkened room. Numbers and letters … Read more
The last couple of months have been pretty hectic. Since choosing in April to self-publish my new book Echoes, it’s been kind of a whirlwind of working out how to actually enact the technicalities of doing just that.
The decision to self-publish can feel like quite a liberating one at the time. “I’m finally going to get my work out there!” “One quick and … Read more