The Art of Rejection

In 2012, my comedy teen novel ‘The Art of Kissing Frogs’ was shortlisted for the Greenhouse Funny Prize. This was key moment for me. After years of rejection – and after having more rejections than Mary Berry has had cakes – I really thought I’d got somewhere. I...

A Place to Write

To be honest, I’m not an author who is particularly inspired by places. I normally write in the same place every day, an over-crowded desk, cluttered with books, pens and sweet wrappers – usually with the soft drone of Eighties music playing in the background. I’m...

Kicking Off – Out this Week

To celebrate Kicking Off coming out this week, I’m going to share some fun Dick Kerr Girl facts with you. 1. The girls played football to raise money for injured soldiers in WW1. They raised about £180,000, which would be around £10 million today. 2. The Dick...
Just Another Little Lie – Out Now!

Just Another Little Lie – Out Now!

Just Another Little Lie (Barrington Stoke) is out today (6 August 2020) and is available in all good bookshops and online retailers. Violet’s mum hasn’t been herself for a while. A few too many glasses of wine in the evening. Mornings when she can’t...

Kicking Off – Out Soon!

I’m so excited that Kicking Off, the first of my Dick Kerr Girl’s series will be published on the 3rd of September 2020. The series is based on the true life events of one of the first ever female football teams who came together during the WW1 and were...