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Autumn creative beginnings

Monday, 5 October 2020

Dear supporters,

Hello, I hope you and your loved ones have weathered the pandemic and shift to autumn safe and well. I’m sorry it’s been some time since my last update for Into the Mouth of the Lion. However I’d like to reassure you that while many things in publishing were delayed due to COVID, the publication of the novel is still going ahead in early 2021. As soon as I have a more specific…

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Copy editing done!

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Copy editing done!

 

Dear supporters,

I hope you and your families are okay at this very strange and worrying time. It is eerie how much of our daily lives has been affected, and at what speed. Six days ago I was due to teach a creative writing class to eager students. Now I am, like many of you, working from home, supervising my own children at the same time,…

Into the Mouth of the Lion: Moving forward into 2020

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Dear readers,

Hello! Happy 2020!

When I last wrote to you in November, I had the warm glow of your support allowing me to successfully reach the crowdfunding goal for Into the Mouth of the Lion. There was a moment to pause and be grateful for all the friends, family, colleagues and strangers who wanted to be part of making this book happen. If you want to read my thoughts on completing the crowdfunding…

Thank you! We did it!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Into the Mouth of the Lion reached 100% crowdfunding on Friday night! Woo-Hoo! The book is going to happen! This is so exciting, after years of work.

Thank you, every single one of you.

Thank you to those who signed up early, showing support for an idea that hadn’t proven itself yet. Thank you to those who pledged for a book, a photograph or a lesson in the middle of the crowdfunding, as there…

93% funded for Into the Mouth of the Lion! Help us get over the finish line by 31 October!

Monday, 28 October 2019

We are 93% funded for Into the Mouth of the Lion! Help us get over the finish line by 31 October!

Thank you so much for supporting Into the Mouth of the Lion so far. It means so much to me that you believe in the book as much as I do. I am so moved that friends, family, colleagues and strangers have put their faith in a book you haven’t read yet… and I promise it won’t disappoint you.

It…

Live radio interview - Into the Mouth of the Lion

Friday, 11 October 2019

Live radio interview on 6 O’Clock with Barra & Cal!

It was really fun to go on live radio last week with Barra & Cal on Maritime Radio, a local Greenwich radio station. We talked about music, my writing and my novel, Into the Mouth of the Lion. Not only are they a great pair of broadcasters who banter with humour, but they asked me to choose music to talk about different steps along my journey…

In the news! My writing process... and thanks for helping us cross the 60% line!

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hi folks! Into the Mouth of the Lion is in the news this week! Well, the local news, thanks to my friend the journalist Mercury Man; he wrote up our interview last week for his blog on the website 853, dedicated to public interest journalism and cultural stories for Greenwich and SE London. He asked interesting questions about my writing process, and got me thinking through where the book came from…

Into the Mouth of the Lion - over 40% funded!

Friday, 13 September 2019

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of Into the Mouth of the Lion! In the first 11 days we’ve raised over 40% of our goal!

If you know of others who are thinking of supporting the book, please do encourage them to pledge soon, as it would be great to keep up the momentum. We have added some new rewards, such as photography lessons, creative writing lessons, and other things that…

Final designs
Publication date: May 2021
103% funded
196 backers