I was nervous about doing my first blog tour – what if everyone hated my book? What if they laughed at my very presumption in trying to get them to review it? Partly for reasons of anxiety, I went with Random Things Blog Tours, which is run by book blogging maven Anne Cater – I […]
I am super excited to announce that I will be doing a Random Things Blog Tour for the relaunched The Bridesmaid Blues in August, so do look out for me at these lovely bloggers… Thanks so much to Anne Cater for organising and all the lovely bloggers taking part!
I’ve written before on topics like kindness, and asking for help, many of those pieces based on my own experience of coping with losing my mum and being homeless all at the same time. I like to think I have learned from those experiences: that I have seen the best in people and, if I […]
Delighted to be included in the new Exeunt Friends Zine, a delightfully retro hand-made zine that gets sent to friends of the site (a scheme that enables the website to pay reviewers, fund accommodation for Edinburgh Fringe, etc.). I’m proud of my work for Exeunt, which features some of the most exciting theatre writers around […]
To celebrate the annual craziness that is Edinburgh Fringe, I am reducing Vampire in Edinburgh on Kindle to a mere 99p! (And, while it’s more fun to read if you have read the novels first – you totally don’t have to, as it’s a fairly standalone story.) Edinburgh snark, world-weary hunters and naked hot guys: […]
One of the most common questions writers are asked is ‘where do you get your ideas from?’ Usually, the answer is no more enlightening than ‘my head’. But sometimes you do remember the spark, even if the final story bears no resemblance to what inspired it. So it is with Louise’s Tattoos. It’s an old […]
Envy and professional jealousy are an occupational hazard for writers – as, indeed, for any creative. The arts are an insecure business; most creatives are wracked with self-doubt, and it can feel like you are in constant competition for a dwindling reserve of paid gigs, audience attention and market presence. You put your heart and […]