Green Ink Sponsored Write 2019

Calling all short story lovers and good cause supporters!

This year I’m taking part in the ‘Green Ink Sponsored Write’, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by setting aside time to write brand new material - which will then be emailed to all sponsors who’ve supplied their contact details. Both emerging and experienced writers are taking part, and we’ll be beavering away from cafes, bookshops and sofas all over the UK to create work inspired by Macmillan’s mission: to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by cancer. This year’s theme is ‘Time Being’.

My Nan died earlier this year, which will no doubt be on my mind as I write. Perhaps I may even draw inspiration from her sparkling, rebellious, adventure-filled life.

We’ll be writing from 10.30am on the 28th September, and the resulting anthology of work will be emailed to sponsors on the 30th as a massive ‘thank you’. To be one of those sponsors, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/greeninksponsoredwrite2019

And you can find out more about the organisers, Green Ink, here.

Remember to leave us your contact details so you get our stories when they’re done. And thank you!

Advance copy of Nevertell

Nevertell is my debut novel. Which means I am completely new to this process, and every stage of the journey towards publication is more or less a surprise. Which also means I had nooooooo idea I would be getting a copy of Nevertell through the post in advance of its release date in November. But in spite of my ignorance, that’s exactly what happened today.

I’ll be honest. I had a moment when I pulled it out of the envelope when I thought, am I going to cry? But then I had to remove it from my kid before he turned it into a telescope, so that soon passed. It is beautiful though. The title is coppery and shiny. SHINY, I tell you.

Needless to say I’m completely stoked, and can’t wait to see this out in the world. I hope you love it as much as I do.