Working on long-form projects like novels can mean that you feel like your profile is hard to maintain. Once the excitement of a book coming out has died down, how do you keep up momentum until you publish the next one? This may not be an issue if you are particularly prolific, but as many […]
Facebook kindly reminded me today that it’s 3 years or so since Angel Falls came out, so I am well overdue another book (thanks, Facebook!). But instead of using this as an excuse to beat myself up over the delay – Lord knows I have done that enough already! – decided instead to use it […]
2018 has been a funny old year – for most of us, I think. The world has felt more than a little nuts (remember when we were all just sad lots of famous people were dying – ah, good times) and it’s impossible not to let that bleed into your everyday life. If you, like […]
Happy New Year, one and all: I hope that, whether you celebrate or not, you survived the season intact. I actually had a big family Christmas this year – my first ever! – and it was a delight. My cousin and his wife (who is actually an old school friend of mine, also) hosted the […]
So, you all know while I am as guilty as anyone of racking up the Amazon bills, it’s good to at least spend *some* of your money at smaller stores. For one thing, you are funding individual creatives rather than big corporations, you get unique gifts (and personal service) you won’t get anywhere else, and, […]
[Note – this is an edited update of an earlier post from a couple of years ago] The festive season is just around the corner – or fully in swing, if the TV adverts are to be believed – and once again, it’s worth remembering this isn’t an easy time for everyone. So, while I […]
It was *totally* OK for me to treat myself to this gorgeous Tatty Devine necklace to celebrate, right? Right?