getting published, Musings, The Second Love Of My Life, Writing

On being published 

The question I keep being asked is "how does it feel now that your book is published?" So I am going to attempt to put the feeling into words.  It's exciting and wonderful. It's a dream come true. It's terrifying. It's nerve wracking. It's surreal. It's like pulling out your heart and sticking it on… Continue reading On being published 

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TSLOML book hunt 

This weekend I hit London with my lovely booktuber friend George Lester. We searched for my book The Second Love Of My Life in all the bookshops and I signed all the copies I could find! Waterstones Traflagar Square:     It was so surreal and wonderful to see my book in Waterstones as a bookseller… Continue reading TSLOML book hunt 

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The Second Love Of My Life Launch Party 

   It was wonderful to launch the publication of my debut novel The Second Love Of My Life at the Waterstones store I work in.  The evening was a chance to thank all my family and friends for their support during my journey to get published and toast the book on its way out into… Continue reading The Second Love Of My Life Launch Party 

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The Second Love Of My Life release day!!!!

It's the 7th April which means The Second Love Of My Life is officially released! In the UK and Australia anyway. Sorry to the rest of the world - maybe one day for you guys too if publishers want it. But for the rest of us we're like: I first sent a manuscript to an… Continue reading The Second Love Of My Life release day!!!!

Books, Music, The Second Love Of My Life

The Second Love Of My Life playlist

Guys - the novel is out tomorrow!!! I can't believe it. It has been such a long journey and now we're finally here. To celebrate I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the playlist for the book with you all and then you can listen as you read along if you like. The… Continue reading The Second Love Of My Life playlist

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Journey to publication (part 7)

The Second Love Of My Life is released next week! I can't believe how close we are to publication. I am excited and terrified and it feels surreal and a little it crazy that people can finally buy a book with my name on! I have two exciting pieces of news to share. Firstly, I… Continue reading Journey to publication (part 7)

Books, Musings, The Second Love Of My Life, Writing

It’s not mine, it’s yours 

The journey of a book is an interesting one. It begins with just a writer and an idea. The start is a solitary one. You write your story alone never really knowing how it will end, whatever stage of your career you're at. But as time moves on, other people join the journey. Your critique… Continue reading It’s not mine, it’s yours 

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Journey to Publication (part 6)

There is just THREE weeks until the official publication date of 7 April. The Second Love Of My Life is almost here!!! I received a box of author copies last week. Look how gorgeous they are: To mark the countdown to release day, I have set up a YouTube channel. I've often been asked on… Continue reading Journey to Publication (part 6)

Books, getting published, interviews, The Second Love Of My Life

Meet the editor: Interview with Emily Griffin

To celebrate the fact that one month today The Second Love Of My Life will be published, I have invited my editor Headline's Emily Griffin to talk to us about what being an editor is all about! You are Commissioning Editor at Headline – can you tell us a bit about what this role entails… Continue reading Meet the editor: Interview with Emily Griffin