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It's happening!

Friday, 28 September 2018

Hopefully you had an email earlier this week from Unbound, telling you the good news - The Disappeared is now 100% funded!

I've already shared some rambling thank you posts on social media, but for those backers don't have to put up with me in real life, I wanted to write something here too.

It's taken almost 11 months of crowdfunding to get here, which should feel like a long time, but…

Four Dystopian Novels to Read This Summer

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Fiction has always been full of dark stories that twist the world we live in and imagine it changed for the worse, whether through natural disaster, political influence or war.

My novel is part of this genre of dystopian tales, set in an alternative version of the UK run by a military dictatorship, where the Authorisation Bureau can make someone disappear for the most menial of ‘crimes’, even…

Hello BBC Newcastle!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Just a quick update to let you know that I recently recorded a radio interview with Lisa Shaw from BBC Newcastle, which is due to air this Friday 15 June at around 10.15am.

If you're in the area, do listen in!

I chatted to Lisa about my book and crowdfunding, plus we were joined by Unbound's Editor-at-Large, Rachel Kerr, who talked about how Unbound came to be, along with a few of their success…

50% Funded!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Whoa, we’re halfway there…

Cheesy references aside, I wanted to post a quick note to let you know that The Disappeared is now over halfway to its funding target and I would never have made it this far without your support.

So thank you to everyone who has pledged over the last few weeks, especially the lovely Angela Thomas for taking the campaign over the 50% mark.

And if you have a spare…

The Benefits of Supporting a Crowdfunding Campaign

Friday, 26 January 2018

It’s the wrong end of January to wish you a Happy New Year, but I hope that 2018 is treating you well so far.

My crowdfunding campaign for The Disappeared is now 40% funded so the target is getting ever closer.

I wrote something on my own blog recently about why readers should consider supporting an author’s crowdfunding campaign and I wanted to share a condensed version of that with you.

A Little Christmas Thank You

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

It’s been just over a month since I began my crowdfunding journey and so far it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.

It’s definitely been hard work and I don’t think I’ve ever talked so much about myself or my work. As a classic introvert, that’s taken me way out of my comfort zone, but it’s been fun too. The biggest challenge was making a video of me chatting about the novel and then plucking up the…

Publication date: May 2019
101% funded
112 backers