Cover of The Optimist

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"The Optimist" comes out in paperback today!

Thursday, 28 June 2018


I'm thrilled to share that "The Optimist" is published in paperback today, 28th June, 2018! Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported the book from the beginning and given it this chance to have a second life. The paperback edition will be available online and in stores, everywhere books are sold, across the UK. Please consider it for your book club picks now that it is in…

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Hello, Hello!

Do you have any Tabitha moments? I do! (Well, of course I do.) I always know, for example, that I've been single for too long when a doctor's visit feels good or when I start to leave small, harmless metal objects in my pockets at the airport, just to get frisked. I mean, don't you? ;) One of my favorite reviews of the book so far has been that my protagonist Tabitha "at once makes…

Dear Optimists...

Monday, 3 July 2017

Dear Optimists, 

Apologies for the tardy update but I’m still spinning with excitement over the incredible launch, signing tour, and overall reception of The Optimist since its publication just over a month ago! Hopefully all of you have received your copies of it by now. I’ve been seeing lots of you tag it on social media and it’s been such a thrill. 

I wanted to thank many of you for coming…

Book Cover!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hello again, Optimists!

Thrilled to share the cover of The Optimist with you! Hope you like it as much as we do. And also beyond excited to announce that it has been optioned by Ugly Duckling Films to be developed for TV! 

Production is moving forward and on schedule. Next up is promo! Flash mob on the tube of 50 people reading The Optimist and laughing in unison? Plastering stickers of the…

Update on The Optimist!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hello Wonderful Supporters and Friends,

To keep you all up to date as promised, I've just finished editing "The Optimist" with my most wonderful editor, Rachael Kerr, and it is now in the hands of production! I'm working on chapter head illustrations at the moment, and have just had the first round of book cover options come through, all of which I'm very excited to share with you when ready!

Thank You! We did it!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hello to my wonderful friends, family, book enthusiasts and future owners of THE OPTIMIST!

Because of your support, THE OPTIMIST is going to be published! WOOHOO! Thank you to each and every one of you who made this happen! With your pledges, the once far-removed dream of getting my novel out into the world and into the hands of readers is now a reality, and I couldn't be more grateful and excited…

Publication date: May 2017
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