Don't you know how magnificent you are? (Warning, video content. Of me.)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Facebook buddies may have already seen this, but in case it's of interest (especially to those who like to see authors torturing themselves) here's a video of a 5 minute pitch for pre-orders of the book, filmed live at a pub in Peckham. (Well it's the very nice Beer Shop in Nunhead, actually, but I'm a sucker for alliteration, so I am stretching the geography.) Thanks to the other Unbound authors…

Thank heaven there is beer

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pledge partaaaay

Feeling very thankful - several lovely pledges this week and to be counted in the company of the amazing group that make up the Unbound author family (and it really does feel like a family.) And on Thursday night I get to push myself into a whole new world of abandoned pride with a pledge party in a Peckham pub (and I wasn't even trying for the evil that is alliteration. Though as evils go, it is…

Sorry, Sir Isaac (but at least the cat is named after you.)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Newton bubble copy

...and he liked cats, apparently. More than people. Well, we are a bloody difficult, complex lot, eh? And yet extraordinary. Capable of so much, for good or bad. #Fiction #withabitofscience #butmostlystorytelling #withcharactersyoumightlike #onthehumanadventure #lifeisalwaysevolving #lovekeepsusgoing 

Finding home...

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Finding home

What defines our elusive sense of coming home? My novel, Dear Mr Darwin, features a marathon journey in which the protagonist is seeking refuge far from her native terrain. She is, in essence, an exile, forcibly estranged from the familiar.

Often it is only in retrospect that a writer realises her characters have emerged not only from imagination, or hours of research, or the initial…

Dear Mr Darwin: We were all migrants once...

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Theresa may speak

#humanity #courage #compassion #competition #cooperate #moreincommon #history #science #adapt #survive #nothingstandsstill 

#earth #theonlylifeweknowofforsureintheuniverseishere #wearesoluckytobehereatall #ancientancestors #journey #evolution  #trialanderror #astonishing #universe #lifeforce #keeplearning #keeptrying #keepsharing 

Apologies, Charles... (and anyone who has already pledged!)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Darwin bubble copy

#DearMrDarwin  #Science&History&KickAssWomen&Adventure&Discovery&Archaeology&Genetics&LotsOfWalking&AndSomeLetters&AndSomeCoolBlokesToo

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In search of excellence... Why it's worthwhile getting a little extra help from the experts...

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How lovely to be featured on The Literary Consultancy website! (And for the experts to call my book 'excellent' ! )


(Can't recommend these guys enough...) 



24 (thrilling) hours in in the world of crowdfunded publishing....

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Thanks so much for all the fantastic reactions and support for Dear Mr Darwin so far! It's been just over 24 hours since going live and it's all so very exciting and positive. This book, this labour of love, a piece of work that I have enjoyed every minute of creating, is written and ready and raring to go! (Bar, of course the highly valued editing, input, design, advice etc., from the lovely, lovely…

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