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The Five Books that have most influenced my in my life

Shortly before my third novel was published, I featured on several book blogs to talk more about my writing, my projects and my inspiration. It was, unsurprisingly, all a bit of a whirlwind back then so I didn't get round to sharing many of…
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Interview on book blog - What Cathy Read Next

I'm excited to be kicking off my blog tour with a question and answer session on What Cathy Read Next. Cathy asks some very interesting questions, such as why secrets are so enticing to readers, and if I'd been living near Eel Pie Island…

Cover Reveal for The Secret Life of Alfred Nightingale

I am so delighted to share today the cover of my third novel, The Secret Life of Alfred Nightingale. All thanks for this wonderful cover go to Mark Swan from Kid Ethic. I absolutely LOVE it!    

Self publishing: What I know now that I didn't know then

I've been quiet recently on the self publishing front, but I really wanted to give you all a quick update this week. Sometimes I do wonder if I choose quite the right times to publish novels? Think: Moving house (well, country in fact!),…

Part 4 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Changing Mindset

It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything about my journey of self-publishing. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, things have been bubbling away this end and the most important thing…
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Part 3 of my Self-Publishing Journey: The other side of the tunnel

In my previous blog charting part 2 of my self-publishing journey, I confessed that I had fallen out of love with my novel in quite a big way and that I was struggling significantly to move forwards with it. Well...I am pleased to say that…
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Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Confession Time!

Ok, time to 'fess up and give you the second instalment of how I've been getting on since I last wrote about my new adventures in self-publishing. (Click here in case you missed that post). First off, my 'beta reader', in other words, my trusted…
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'The past is never dead.' Inherited trauma in real-life and in my writing

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun Is it possible for behaviours to pass from one generation to another? We all know about genetic inheritance and the chromosomal DNA that is received from…
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Matala Snapshots: Then & Now and Title for Book #3!

Are you ready for some photos? Whenever I write, whatever it is - short story, poetry, some creative non-fiction or full length novel - imagery is always really important to me. I must have pictures in my head, not just vague images but I come…
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New Adventures in Self-Publishing

I’ll confess something straight off: I’m nervous about this. Well, let’s say nervous excited. It’s a new challenge for me and I’m not quite sure what to expect. I’ve never self-published anything in my life and the truth is, I never…