Chick Lit Books – An Open Letter To Real Book Lovers

Lucy Kelson: George, I think you are the most selfish human being on the planet. George Wade: Well that's just silly. Have you met everybody on the planet? - 'Two Weeks Notice'. This weekend I had my very first book signing event at the Waterstones store in East Kilbride, Scotland. It was a great and pivotal day …

Advertisements

Standing On My Tiptoes

Today is another day on the emotional roller-coaster known as 'trying to succeed as a writer,' because this arrived: In truth, I had a little cry, thought of my long passed father and looked up to the heavens to say, 'I did it dad.' I didn't sell a million copies, win a book deal or …

Dear God, I Think I’m Too Short For The Man Booker Longlist

The Man Booker Prize long list has today been announced, and, I know what you’re thinking but, no… I’m not on it. Maybe it’s because I am, in fact, short. Or maybe it's because I'm more Rita Walters than Hillary Mantel 😉 However, with The New Mrs D shockingly overlooked - despite its obvious brilliance - in the …

Porn Addiction IS No Laughing Matter

It’s just five days since The New Mrs D was released and I have already had some wonderful feedback from readers, most saying they completely associate with her. One Amazon reviewer sums it up nicely: ‘It is so refreshing to have a main character who isn't perfect, who is always struggling with weight, self-esteem issues and …

Things Every Woman in Her Forties Should Swear At

I am braced for a mixed set of reactions to The New Mrs D to be fair. She's a little unique. In her forties, attracting chaos, being a bit rude from time to time; tackling stuff we never talk about. Full of acerbic wit. What do you mean, she sounds like me? There are countless articles …

The ‘Let’s Have a Break From The World Cup and Talk About Death’ Blog

First - NEWS! The New Mrs D is now available to PRE-ORDER on Amazon! Hooray!(Follow the link) Here it is again in case you missed it - LINK And second... I have a confession. I’m drawn to graveyards. Which is just as well because there are no less than two in the lane where I live …