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(Sorry about the mix-up) - BUT - Last Star's won a (Kirkus) Star!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Basically, it was just one of those things.

What happened was I headlined HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEGHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - and after that, having swiped y'all's attention, went one to bore for England about Last Star Standing.  Only... the text of the article went missing. 

So, apologies for the headline - though I still bet some of you clicked on it (you know who you are!!) 

As for the boring…

HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEGHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Last Star Standing Ranked 16th on Amazon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Dear amazing supporters and friends,

First rule of journalism: catchy headline!!!!!!

Last Star Standing is NOT ranked 16th in the UK bestsellers, lol. 

However, it IS - or was last time I checked ranking 16 (and 29) in "hot new releases" on Amazon here - and that's cool enough for yours, the undersigned, only a fortnight after its birth.


I keep stressing to people that it's not "really…

Feb. 18 is getting closer: click here for earliest reviews!!!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Hi all, 

In between trying to charm book bloggers into reading Last Star Standing - and, believe me, those guys are a toughish audience (also run off their feet with Covid authors!!!) - I paid a modest amount to have a couple of editorial reviews. The hope was that a couple might surface in time to shove on the back cover, but none were in time for that.

On the bright side, Amazon allows authors…

Gone to press!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Dear friends and supporters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The lovely Anna contacted me yesterday - kind of a sad day otherwise, to be honest, as we're all locked-down again here in London - to say that my book had gone to press, yay!!!!!!!

You'll have seen the cover already, so - as special bonus - here's the cover that didn't make the cut - same artist, no mirrors - my amazing Polish friend, Irena. I thought…

Happy Christmas!!!!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Dear friends and kind supporters,


It never seems to stop raining, and a new variety of Covid is here - well, here in the UK, anyway, I know some of you live elsewhere. Also, indoor tennis has ground to a halt - and Brexit isn't exactly going well, but... just check out the bright side.

At least you haven't got to spend your Christmas week checking every comma in Last Star Standing!!!! 

Getting there!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Dear friends - and those kind contributors I don't know - whom I FEEL are friends,


Hoping this finds you well!!!!

Lockdowned yet again, here in London - which is right, I agree. We have to do it, no question.

So, what don't I agree with? - This. That I'm no longer allowed to play tennis singles, outside - I mean, in the open air - with my own husband. 

Give me strength!

As one…

Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Dear friends and supporters,

Just wanted to wish you all the best for 2020, and to thank you again for your help and belief in 2019. 

Was very worried over the past week by the illnesses of TWO close friends. Hoping that the new year will be a new beginning, and not just for this book!!! More updates as soon as the pre-publicity is underway and all the rest of the boring bits (proofing especially…

Last Star Standing off to the editorial board. . .

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

It's a very odd thing, and never happened to me before. This is my seventh completed novel and the only one that, returning to it after a year of writing another has made me think, 'Too long. Really wants pruning.' 

Maybe it's the speculative genre, I don't know. Anyway, I assumed I'd just shoot it back off to Unbound after a light read, of a sunny evening.  Instead, it's been a gruelling fortnight…

Thrilled to be at 50%!!!!!

Friday, 9 August 2019

Dear supporters, friends and anyone interested enough to click on my update:


First, thanks SO MUCH for your belief, those of you who've got me to 50% in under a week!! :

Here's a blog post about the writing of Last Star Standing: 


God stepped out on space,

And he looked around and said:

I'm lonely—

I'll make me a world.



Publication date: February 2021
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