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Wish me luck for tonight

Monday, 20 May 2019

Dear All,

This evening I am off to the prize giving for the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize. 

Not for Between the Regions of Kindness (which has only just gone out) but for Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile.

This is a huge moment for Unbound and for me.  Absolutely not expecting to win - but just very excited that a crowd funded book gets recognised at the highest level and wanting to send a huge thank…

Between the Regions - out in paperback 18th April

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Dear Friends,

Just a small update to let you know that Between the Regions of Kindness will be out in paperback on 18th April.

Everyone who subscribed should have received a beautiful hard back (or e-book) last year.  If anyone missed that then do let me know.

I'm excited that the book will now go out to the trade - with the same lovely cover.

Also the prospect for the book have just improved…

Book launches - London and Stroud

Monday, 14 May 2018

Dear All,

The beautiful subscribers edition of Between the Regions of Kindness is totally finalised, off to the printers and will be on its way to you soon.  It has taken some time, I know, but it does look fantastic.  

As you know, the book will not be available to the public for another year as it was decided that the next book, Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile should go out to bookshops first.

Book launch - save the date!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Dear All,

As you know, Between the Regions of Kindness is now in the final stages of production and you will have your subscribers copies by June.

This is just to let you know that the launch of the book will take place at the same time as the launch of my new book Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile.

The launch will be at Daunts Books in Marylebone, London, on the evening of Weds 20th June between 6…

Look at this BEAUTIFUL book cover!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Dear All,


Apologies for the lack of news and thank you for your patience.  Although I have not been in touch to report every detail, huge amounts of work has been going on behind the scenes.

All the copy editing and proof reading is now done so the text of the book is now ready.  Most importantly, we now have a cover for the book.  I have to say that Unbound do create some fantastic…

New book - it is all happening

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Dear All,


This is just a quick update.  Firstly, as you know, we hit the 100% target just before Christmas.  Since then it has been full steam ahead on finishing the book, editing etc.  We are very much hoping to get the book out by the end of the year - or possibly early next year.


I know that people always think, when they have pledged for a book, 'Well how long is this going to…

Up to 82% - thank you all so much!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Dear All,

I am now up to 82% and hoping very much to get the book funded by the end of the month.  I turn 50 on 1st December so that sounds like a good deadline.

I have had a very busy autumn promoting the book at the Durham Literature Festival, The Marlborough Literature Festival and Loose Muse.

This week I'll be at Friction Talks in Oxford and then there is the Stroud Book Festival ...…

Up to 32 percent. Thanks so much for your support

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dear All,


Thank you so much to all the amazing people who have signed up to the book so far.  As you know, my proceeds from the book will go to First Story.  I am very excited to be able to help such an amazing charity.  I have seen plenty of their work in action and it really does change lives.

I have had plenty of exciting opportunities to spread the word about the book recently - an…

Publication date: Spring 2018
102% funded
232 backers