Do you want to tell your life story? Here are ten tips to turn your life into fiction. Truth and Fiction Doris Lessing wrote in one of her memoirs that we all re-write history and that therefore no autobiography can be an accurate account of events Yet during my MA in Creative writing some 10 … [Read more...]
The Finnish Girl is out today!
Hurrah, it's Publication Day at last! The Finnish Girl, a prequel novella to The Englishman is now out and available to buy on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and all other major e-retailers. I woke up today to a wonderful 5 * review by a reader, who had forgotten to … [Read more...]
Pre-order The Finnish Girl now!
Yay, it's nearly out! My latest book, The Finnish Girl, a prequel novella to The Englishman, will be published on 15th April and is now available to pre-order. This novella, just as The Englishman, is based on true events, and was very hard for me to write. But I felt compelled to revisit … [Read more...]
New Book Title and Cover Reveal!
I'm terribly excited as I'm writing this, not only because I can finally share with you the title and cover of my next book, but also because I'm about to leave for a mini-break to Sweden with my friends. Friendships are so important, and I'm lucky I have a set of school friends, who still want to … [Read more...]
Five books for Mother’s Day
It's Mother's Day in the UK this coming Sunday and I thought I'd recommend a few books I think would make brilliant gifts. What could be a better present for a mother than a book? Here are the five titles that I think mothers (and grandmothers) will enjoy reading. Marry in Haste by Debbie Young I … [Read more...]
NaNoWriMo and my new writing routine
Since I became full-time author/entrepreneur five months ago, I've settled into a routine to make sure I don't stay in my dressing gown for the whole day (which is always a distinct possibility). It was doing the NaNoWriMo back in November, which started me off in the right direction. The task of … [Read more...]
I've been feeling very homesick for Finland lately. Perhaps it's because I had to cancel my trip to Tampere before Christmas, and it's now over six months since I was last there. While organising my blog posts on this new site, I stumbled upon this one, which I wrote three years ago. It felt so … [Read more...]
Virtual Book Club
While in London we are shivering in chilly winter temperatures below 0, over at Jane Davis blog things are hotting up. Jane runs a highly popular Virtual Book Club, and I'm delighted to let you know that she has selected me as one of her featured authors! With her characteristic directness, … [Read more...]
5 Books for the New Year
I love January and the new year, because I get more time to read than in the busy time leading up to Christmas. This year, because I am a fully-fledged Driven Woman, included in my reading list for the first time is a self-help book (for lack of any other description), which was recommended to me by … [Read more...]
David Bowie Is No More
I, like millions of other people, woke up this Monday morning to the terrible news that David Bowie had died at the age of 69. He'd been battling cancer, but in typical Bowiesque manner, had only just released his latest album, Backstar, to critical acclaim. I was introduced to David Bowie by my … [Read more...]
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