Sometimes writers have stories that they just can’t get out of their heads. These are stories that they keep coming back to over the years, stories that they keep trying to finish, keep trying to get just right. Although a part of me still feels a little imposter-y calling myself a writer (I know, why is that?), I do have one such story.
The earliest … Read more
So, I’ve realised it’s been an alarmingly long time since I’ve posted any kind of update on here. We don’t need to talk about how long exactly, or if it stretches into the years category – because, obviously, that would be ridiculous – but, hey, I’m here now.
And, as I’m here now, I thought I should probably give a quick update on what I’ve … Read more
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