Reading gives you hope in these dark times. I am an optimist at heart I hope you are keeping safe and well. Hope is a difficult emotion to keep alive in these testing times. It is said that the human brain cannot cope with the emotions of fear and hope at the same time, so we have to choose … [Read more...]
How Do You Like To Read?
I'd love to know how you like to read. In particular, what format do you prefer? January is the time to plan next year's goals, but this year, because it's a new decade, I also want to look a little more ahead. And that means planning what type of new formats I'd like to publish in the next … [Read more...]
Best Reads for Mother’s Day
I love reading and would quite gladly spend the whole of Mother's Day snuggled up with a book. Since you cannot go wrong with a good story as a gift (in my opinion), here are my best reads for Mother's Day 2019. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May I read this feel-good novel in two … [Read more...]
Helena’s Best Reads: She Did It by Mel Sherratt
This month's best read is a psychological thriller, She Did It, by Mel Sherratt. This author, who I have a met a few times on the writers' circuit, has sold a whopping one million books (and counting) since she started her career in 2012. She describes her books as 'grit-lit' – gritty crime dramas … [Read more...]
New Book Releases
This is the first of a monthly series, New Book Releases. My aim is to introduce you to new authors and books you may not have heard about. The books will be in various genres and I may even throw in the occasional non-fiction title. The posts will be up on 2nd Thursday of the month. This … [Read more...]
Want to read at Waterstones in London?
I was delighted to be asked by Novel London to read from my novella, The Finnish Girl, at Waterstones, Covent Garden last Friday This event, which is organised every month, celebrates new fiction with first chapter readings by selected writers. My contribution was The Finnish Girl, a … [Read more...]
Novel London Reading at Waterstones and Free Books
Novel London Reading If you happen to be in London this Friday 7th April, please come along to a Novel London event at Waterstones Covent Garden, where I will be reading from the prequel to THE ENGLISHMAN series, THE FINNISH GIRL. There will be just the two readers, myself and Andrew Smith, plus a … [Read more...]