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
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
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
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
Back in April I wrote about how I would be self-publishing my first novel, a cyber thriller called Echoes. At the time, my goal was to have it out by early summer. As it is now officially actual summer (there’s even been some sun and everything), it is safe to say that that timescale has had to be sliiightly extended. However, as I mentioned … Read more
The last few months have been an interesting and, at times, quite challenging time for me. One of the main things I’ve been working on over the past year is a novel called Echoes (a cyber thriller about a computer hacker called Mallory Park) and around mid January, it finally became time for it to go on submission to publishers. In effect, this meant that … Read more
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on the first draft of a new book. It’s the follow-up to the last book that I wrote, Echoes, which was supposed to be a standalone and then I just started getting this other idea about what would happen to certain characters next, even though I didn’t really mean to. It just sort of happened … Read more
I recently got back from a trip to New England. It was only my second time in the States (I wrote about the first here) and I have to say I did kinda love it! The scenery was amazing (they really don’t exaggerate that thing about New England being beautiful in the Fall), the food was great, I LOVE American Netflix (obviously the most … Read more