20Booksto50k Edinburgh: Writing With a Day Job

I was honoured to be asked by Craig Martelle to be on a panel at 20Booksto50k Edinburgh this week, talking about juggling writing with a day job. It was so great to share a stage with the incredible Lyz Kelley, romance author, and Martha Carr, fantasy author. Craig...

The Unexpected Life

There are people living lives they never expected, or wanted. And most of those people have thrown themselves into those lives with love and courage and more strength than most of us can even imagine. Nobody decides to start a family and imagines their future of...

The Wisdom of the Toaster

I just bought a new toaster. A four-slice toaster, after a lifetime of a two-slice. You guys, this thing has changed my life. For years, I’ve done my daughter’s toast / bagel / crumpets / etc and then started to cook mine after. By the time mine were done,...

Waterstones, Don’t You Want My Money?

I’m sure there are people who spend more and buy more often from Amazon than I do, I just haven’t met any of them. It’s a complicated relationship. I love Amazon, really I do, but I feel like if I’m spending so much money there, I should be...
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