Latest updates

An invitation

Monday, 5 April 2021


The official launch date for The Hellion is fast approaching, and I would love to invite you to my virtual launch party. It'll take place on 15th April at 7pm BST, and here are the links:


Meeting ID: 757 2690 3894

Passcode: 233433

Pop it in your diaries, I can't wait to see you there.

I would also…

Release Date

Saturday, 13 March 2021


I hope that you are well and enjoying the warmer weather and longer days after a slog of a winter.

This is just a quick email to update you on The Hellion's release date. It has had to be pushed back (one last time!) to April 15th. Finished copies were delayed due to the perfect storm of COVID-19 and Brexit, but they will be arriving imminently. However, retailers need some lead time…

Exciting News...

Thursday, 14 January 2021


A very happy new year to you! I hope that you are well.

March, and the publication of The Hellion, is now getting closer and closer (I can just glimpse it over the horizon), and I am so excited for you to receive your copies.

I do also have some VERY thrilling news to share - The Hellion has been picked up by audiobook publishers W. F. Howes! W. F. Howes are audiobook heavyweights…

Publication Date and Special News

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Hello everyone,

As always, I would like to start my message by saying a huge thank you to every single one of you for supporting The Hellion. You are amazing!

You will have received an email from Unbound explaining that The Hellion will now be published in March 2021, and the reasons for this. Of course, it was very disappointing news but with the current situation- Covid-19 and all that has…

90% funding and a special discount code

Monday, 23 September 2019


I have an exciting update for you today. Firstly, The Hellion reached 90% funding yesterday so it won’t be long until we can crack open the champagne! Thank you all for your support.

Secondly, Unbound have a discount code running for this week only. If you use the code OVER75 at the checkout, you’ll get 10% off your order - this works for both new pledges and upgrades for The Hellion…

70% funded. Thank you!

Friday, 30 August 2019

A quick update- The Hellion is now 70% funded (by over 250 of you kind and generous people!) and I’m now just 30% away from publication. This is down to your support and I am so very grateful for it. The hard work isn’t over yet though. You can still help The Hellion become a reality by sharing my fundraising link with anyone you know - face to face, through Facebook, Twitter or instagram, pigeon…

Halfway there! 50% funded

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Hello everyone,

Well, we’re over the hump and surely it’s all downhill from here? Thanks to your support, The Hellion is now 50% funded and well on track to being published. A huge £2,779 has been raised by 184 of you, and that is just incredible! Some more stats for you - I have spent 210 hours on social media spreading the word, and walked 73 miles leafleting for my novel.

But, there’s still…

150 backers!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Today we have reached the huge number of 150 backers! It is wonderful to think that this many people are supporting my project. I’m incredibly proud of my book, and it makes me so happy that all of you believe in it too!

This weekend, I visited Pendle (which is the setting of my book) again. We managed to climb Pendle Hill (fortunately the weather was fine this morning) and look once again upon…

A quarter of the way there!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

After only just over a week, we are a quarter of the way there! The Hellion reached 25% of its funding today. This is amazing and I am so grateful to everyone who has and continues to support! Please do carry on sharing with family and friends (and asking them to share with their family and friends...!). Your support, kind words and enthusiasm is completely invaluable!

We’ve reached 20%!

Monday, 24 June 2019

 Thank you everyone for your support so far - it has been less than a week and, already, the book is 20% funded. I’ve been overwhelmed by all of your kind words and wishes! Thank you for continuing to share with your friends and families; the more people hear about the book, the better. 


Publication date: March 2021
110% funded
406 backers