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Book arrivals & a few pics

Monday, 7 February 2022

Hello there! 

Hopefully you will all have received your books by now, but if not please do drop me a note on and I will chase for you. I wanted to send you a final note to remind you that if you feel so moved I would HUGELY appreciate a review on Amazon (and Goodreads if you're feeling flush for time!) You don't need to have bought it through Amazon to review, you just need…

Coming Soon! ... and an Amazonian Request

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Hello wonderful supporters.

Your copies are being sent out next week so you should be receiving them very, very soon. Hoorah! 

I have yet another, but hopeful final, request of you: If you feel so moved, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me a quick review on the Amazon website, ideally before February 20th 2022. 

You do not need to have bought the book through Amazon to leave…

Address changes?

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Hello wonderful supporters! 

A quick update that the official publication date for the book is January 20th 2022, but you should all be receiving your copies directly from the warehouse in advance of this date - hopefully a week or two before, in early January. The original plan was to try and get them to you for Christmas, but due to all sorts of delivery/ logistic delays thanks to the pandemic…

It's HERE!!!!

Friday, 24 September 2021

Something amazing happened today!

Watch the video to find out more..... 

How cool is this?!

Friday, 9 July 2021

Hello Wonderful Supporters.

Me again :) This time to reveal something very exciting... drum roll please ...

... it's the cover design! 

Over the last month I have been working with an artist and the team at Unbound to refine our vision for the front cover, followed by refining the layout and details, and, voila! One of the more crucial tweaks was a very prudish - "erm ... can you make the…

What? No more editing?!

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

I can't quite believe it but I have just sent back my final edit of A Year in the Life, following our completion of the legal read and a couple of small amendments. This is the culmination of FIVE YEARS of editing, and over 100 drafts of this book, which is both a huge relief and pretty darn terrifying as I don't get to make any changes from now on. Yikes! 

Next up is typeset and cover design …

Copy Edit - Check!

Monday, 12 April 2021

A quick update...

Copy edit is in the bag. Legal read is afoot. Cover design has started. Eeeeek!!!

I'm hoping to have some visuals of how it's shaping up to share with you in the next update... hang tight. 

Thank you all again for being awesome.

Fear of Missing Out on a better title

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

… so, how many of you had to Google the meaning of FOMO when you first saw the title for my book? Well, even if it was only a few of you, that's probably still too many, and the consensus from my wonderful publishing team at Unbound is that this unfamiliar acronym will likely be lost on a lot of people, and this adorable confused dog face will reign ↓ . So the BIG NEWS this week is that we are officially…

Developmental edit COMPLETE!

Monday, 11 January 2021

Hello you bloody brilliant lot. 

A quick update that I have JUST officially turned in my completed developmental edit to Unbound. I've been working on this with my editor, Rachael, over the last two months and have really enjoyed the process (check up my video update for more info). I especially enjoyed that Rachael didn't just tell me to scrap the whole thing and write it again from scratch, which…

Just nine percent to go!!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Hello friends.

A quick check-in with you again to say THANK YOU so much for your support in getting FOMO to 91% funded! We are so, so close to the finish line now and I could not be more grateful. 

My objective for getting the book fully funded is September 5th, which just happens to be my birthday, and what a present that would be. So, I'm also sending a final call to action to ask for your…

The finish line is in sight

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Hello wonderful backers.

Another week, another landmark. We have now past 75% funding - hurrah! - and can buckle in for the final sprint to the finish line. 

It's a crazy time for everyone around the world right now, and I've enjoyed interacting with the various tribes and communities who appear in FOMO on how they've all been coping with the new normal emerging around us. My Facebook feed,…


Friday, 1 November 2019

Me again, wonderful pledgers.

We are now 42% of the way along the road to being fully funded and edging closer and closer to the top of the 50% hump!

Please continue to pester your friends and family to jump on board as backers so we can get FOMO in the book stores and in your hands as soon as possible. In the meantime, in light of the occasion, here is the opening excerpt from one of the SPOOKIEST…

According to the Evening Standard, one-third of British adults 'still sleep with childhood teddy'

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

There's lovely.

... and by some mad coincidence, FOMO is now one-third of the way up that steep ole’ crowdfunding mountain! Or, to put it another way, if each one of you lovely people who has supported the book so far were able to persuade 3 of your friends/ family/ long-lost acquaintances to support the book as well, FOMO would be at 100% funding, and all of the ridiculous rewards would be on…

Publication date: January 2022
106% funded
340 backers