Sneaky peak at “Miles Apart”

As it’s getting close to launch day for “Miles Apart”, my third novel, I thought I’d treat you all to a little teaser. Click the link below the passage to check out the blurb etc over at the Ylva Publishing website, and put August 16th in your diaries as the day to click the “Add to…

Winner at GCLS Awards!

I’m thrilled to announced that ‘The Club’ won a Goldie! At the GCLS Awards that took place in Chicago on July 8th, ‘The Club’ was one of the winners in the Best Erotica class. To achieve something this amazing with only my first book has me floating beyond cloud nine, and I’m quite sure I…

Just imagine them all naked…

I’ve just returned from Lesvos, in the Greek islands, where I attended the second Lesvos Lesfic event run by Ylva Publishing. It was just as much fun as last year, and for me had an additional element in the form of being the lead speaker on a panel discussion. Now, in my day job, I…

Attack of the guilts!

Remember in my last blog how I was juggling all the different deadlines around editing and writing? So here’s a question – what do you do when all of that has passed and you have a strange thing on your hands called…free time. Like, what the heck is that?! On Sunday I finished writing the last…

I’m a writer, not a juggler!

Or so I thought. The last few weeks have taught me otherwise, and it’s been a good lesson to learn, this early in my writing career. You see, I had this great (for ‘great’ read ‘naïve’) plan mapped out for the first three months of 2017 – I was going to write my fourth novel,…

My life down under

I realised an amazing fact a couple of days before “Dark Horse” was published: it is almost exactly 20 years to the day since I first set foot on Australian soil. Kind of fitting, then, that my personal homage to the wonderful 18 months I spent living in Australia is now in print. Now, while the book is…

To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question

The month of November is the home of NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. As the organisation’s own website explains, “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” The idea is that you pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. The outcome,…

Return to Lesvos – Women, Wine and Words

I’ve just returned from Lesvos (again!), having eked out the last of the annual leave from my day job for 2016 to treat myself to six nights slap bang in the middle of the annual womens’ festival. This two-week long extravaganza, based in Skala Eressos, runs through the first two weeks of September and has…

Interview with G Benson – writer of awesome

Lucky me! I recently got to spend some time chatting with the amazing G Benson, the author of last year’s hit ‘All The Little Moments’ and the recently-released ‘Flinging It’, both published by Ylva Publishing. I’m a huge fan of her work, and it was great to talk with her about her writing and other things….

LFest – Access All Areas

Earlier this month I was given a fantastic opportunity to appear on the Indie Author Panel at LFest. This is the UK’s biggest women-only festival, and has been running for a few years now. The Indie Author Panel showcased five authors whose work is primarily lesbian-focused, with each of us doing a couple of readings from…

The magic of Lesbos

In June this year, I was lucky enough to spend five days on Lesbos, attending the inaugural Lesvos Lesfic event, organised by Ylva Publishing. This event, which brings together writers, readers, editors, publishing staff and anyone else who has an interest in lesbian and queer fiction, was a huge success. It is already planned to…

Finding Ms. Write – giveaway winners announced!

We’ve been hosting a blog tour to coincide with the publication by Ylva Publishing of the anthology Finding Ms. Write. Thanks to everyone who followed the tour and for all the lovely comments we received. By commenting on any of the blogs you were automatically entered into our competition to win one of five e-book copies…