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The book in The Times and the i paper! Plus, Sybil's Pets as Therapy debut

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Hello, and a huge welcome if you've support the book recently, it's absolutely wonderful to have you on board and I am so excited to read your name in the list of supporters when the book is published! 



If you're wondering what the hell I'm doing in your inbox, this is an occasional series of updates that I send out to keep supporters up to speed with what's happening with the book – think of it…

New writers, new essays – we're underway!

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

In the language of Old Rose in Titanic, "It's been 84 years" since my last update, and while I wish it were for elegant, literary reasons such as attending salons and listening, neck slightly lowered, to esteemed writers of our craft, it's actually because I was due to have a hip replacement last week. (Sybil had had her elbows done a couple of weeks previously and was martyring around the house in…

Do you want to share your story? We're open for submissions!

Monday, 13 June 2022

No One Talks About This Stuff is 100% funded! Nearly 700 people helped to do this in less than five months. Thank you. We can't wait to bring the book to life.



For now, we want to hear from you. Who and what is missing from the conversations about infertility, childlessness, and baby loss? We're looking for pitches for essays of between 1500-5000 words to fill the last slots in the book, and will…

78 ways to say thank you

Friday, 11 March 2022

My friend Clementine Fletcher regularly airs a meme around this time of year, reminding us that this is in fact Spring of Deception, and the temperature will drop again before we splash into mud season and only *then* into actual spring. (The meme has been adapted for every American state and most of Gloucestershire, and really, it applies everywhere.) This week, I went to a book launch, celebrated…

Stella Duffy joins NOTATS book!

Friday, 14 January 2022

Happy New Year! (I basically plan to say this to anyone I haven't seen yet until roughly Valentine's Day. Maybe if I say it enough, it will come true!)



Book updates



We have reached 40% of our crowdfunding target less than a month in, which is utterly thrilling. You absolute legends! Thank you so bloody much! You look incredible by the way. May all your clothes have pockets!  



Second, I am…

Writing in progress
Publication date: TBC
104% funded
752 backers