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
Last night saw the UK premiere of the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 finale. I’ve loved Joss Whedon’s work for a long time – from Buffy to Dollhouse to Firefly – and have been a fan of SHIELD since it first aired. Over the course of its current two-year run (it’s just been renewed for a third), it has gone from strength to plot-twisting … Read more
I just got back from finally seeing Pitch Perfect 2. Safe to say, as a teency (ginormous) fan of the first movie, I was looking forward to it just a smidge (and may have booked a second viewing before I’d even seen it once – we’re talking that level of fan-ness). So, did it live up to expectations?
With most … 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
At 5.17pm yesterday, actress Gillian Anderson (a.k.a Special Agent Dana Scully) posted one of the Coolest Tweets Ever.
After months, nay, years of speculation and shattered nerdish dreams, it is now official; The X-Files is coming back. Yes, that’s right, and it’s not even just as a (slightly questionable, if we’re honest) extra movie this time! No, we are getting six shiny, brand new … Read more
Well, firstly, happy 2015! That came quick, didn’t it? I still remember when 2000 seemed modern… Anyway, I hope the coming year is filled with lots of awesome and suitably wondrous things for you 😀
Secondly, welcome to my new website!
Thanks for visiting! I’m super excited about it (hence all the exclamation marks, sorry), especially all the glowy buttons & the cool-slidey-picture-thing … Read more
So about a month ago, I wrote a blog about how I was trying to write a first draft of the new book I’m working on by Christmas. I’d worked out the word count I needed to reach each day to hopefully make that target and was about two weeks into writing at that point. It seemed sort of doable. Then, in a delightfully (or … Read more
So I just got back from seeing Mockingjay – Part 1, the third and penultimate movie in The Hunger Games series. I’d heard a lot of things about the film before actually seeing it – both mixed and good – read numerous reviews and articles about it, and watched the trailers more times than was strictly necessary. As a big fan of both Suzanne … Read more