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Thursday, 17 October 2019


Hi everybody,

It's been a while! How are you? I hope you're all getting into the, uh, 'spirit' of the spookiest month of the year. Thanks again for helping to get VICIOUS RUMER out there into the world, I remain in your debt. And an EXTRA-SPECIAL *THANK YOU* to everybody who has left a review on Amazon. It's the single BEST way to support the book. (If you've not done so yet, please please…

Happy birthday, Rumer!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


One year ago today, the campaign launched to get Rumer into print. Thanks to all of you gorgeous book lovers, that dream became a very exciting reality in May!

It’s now been three months since Vicious Rumer was released. My, time flies when you're having to fight gangsters to stay alive. Have you met Rumer yet? Did you enjoy her story? If so, leaving a quick review on Amazon is the best way…

Vicious Rumer is an Amazon bestseller!

Friday, 18 May 2018


Hey everybody!

I hope you've all had a great week. It's been 16 DAYS since Vicious Rumer was unleashed on the world and, on top of making a book happen, you also helped make a #1 Amazon bestseller!

Because, yes, last week Vicious Rumer was the #1 young adult horror novel on Amazon, and she's consistently been #1 in the 'Scary Stories' chart, too. How amazing is that?!

Hopefully by now…

The Rumer is out!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Hey everybody.

Yes, you read that right... THE RUMER IS OUT!

It’s publication day for Vicious Rumer. Honestly, it’s a bit surreal. Rumer has been growling away in my head for years and it now weirdly feels like we’re breaking up. She’s going off on her own adventure. But think of all the amazing people she’s going to meet!

Thanks so much for your support, and for literally helping to…

Vicious Rumer blog tour – and exclusive audiobook!

Monday, 2 April 2018

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Hey everybody!

I hope you've survived the arctic chills and the easter egg spills of the past few weeks. Over here at Camp Rumer, a lot has been happening. First up, WE HAVE A COVER! The wonderful Mark Ecob designed this beautiful, hot pink frightmare, and I couldn't be happier with it (especially the spider). It's just as, uh, eye-catching as I'd hoped it would be.

And if you're so inclined…

Can we get a title chaaaange?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

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Hey everybody! It's me, that writer you supported a few months ago. Yes, I'm alive! (And yes, I'm still grateful.)

Now that the dust has settled on 2017, and that depressing first month of 2018 is toast, I thought I'd give you a quick update on all things Rumer.

First, the big stuff. As you may have guessed from the subject line, we have a new title! After recent movie masterpieces like …

Happy (belated) Halloween from Rumer

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hey everybody! It’s been exactly a week since Killing Rumer hit 100% funding on Unbound. I still can’t quite believe I get to write those words. This book has been skulking in the shadows for over a year, so to know that it’s going to be published – and not only published but read by lovely people like you who pre-ordered a copy – is both surreal and unbelievably exciting. So thank you. This only…

Music for your ears!

Friday, 20 October 2017


Hey everybody! It's been a little while since my last update but now that we've hit 93% (THANK YOU!) with just £250 left to raise, I thought I'd share something fun with you.

See, it's sort of strange talking about Killing Rumer knowing that pretty much nobody has read it. It's even stranger asking people to pre-order a copy of the book while trying to explain its weird, happy-sad tone. 

Some questions I've been asked over the past two months...

Monday, 2 October 2017


Guys and gals, we're almost at 80%! Thanks so much for your support/shares/pre-orders; you're wonderful people and you're making this writer feel very, very loved.

There are just 28 DAYS LEFT to get fully funded, which is totally doable right? Please help any way you can: here's a handy tip sheet for spreading the Rumer.

Innyway, in a non-pluggy capacity, I thought I'd share some of the…

Spread the Rumer! How to support the Killing Rumer campaign

Monday, 18 September 2017

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Hey all! Your support for the Killing Rumer campaign has been truly overwhelming. Between your pledges, shares and lovely words, my shrivelled little heart has been warmed and renewed over the past few months.

A lot of you are asking just HOW you can support the campaign if you're unable to pledge, so here's a handy post to give you an idea of what you can do... And THANK YOU!

Email your buddies…

Blogs! Blogs everywhere!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Hey all! Thought it was probably time I wrote another update because (huzzah!) we've hit the two thirds mark! Thanks so much to the 146 people who have supported Killing Rumer over the past month, and continue to be calm, kind voices in the dark wilderness of crowdfunding. You're amazing. I owe you all hugs and pubs.

Innway, yes, we're at 66%! We're 44 days in to the campaign, which means I have…

We're a month in!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

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Hey everybody! How was your summer?! Over here at Camp Killing Rumer it's been a bit of a whirlwind. The campaign to get the book funded launched on 1 August, and since then loads has happened. You lovely people pledged your support in huge numbers – as it stands, the campaign's at 59% funded with 128 (I must say, rather beautiful) readers having contributed to Rumer's story.

To all of you…

5 reasons I wrote Killing Rumer

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Oh my, look! We've hit 50%! We're HALFWAY THERE. I really can't thank everybody who's supported this campaign enough. You've been kind, patient and unbelievably generous in helping this struggling writer edge closer to his dream – which is having Rumer's story out there in the world, ready to thrill and scare in equal measure.

While I've got you, why not chuck this link at a friend who loves…

5 women who inspired Killing Rumer

Friday, 18 August 2017


Rumer has it we're doing pretty well this week! Not only does Rumer now have her own Twitter account (check it out here if you dare) but today we hit the not unimpressive figure of 98 backers, which has taken us up to a rather magnificent 40%. Just look at it. That's a gorgeous percentage, no?

That means we're over two thirds of the way to being fully funded! Talk about a nifty way to start a sunny…

So we're doing OK! Yay!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Hey everybody,

Newsflash from the Killing Rumer campaign – we're 25% funded! Yes, we're a QUARTER of the way there! Slow-mo high fives and tears all round.

Thank you so much to everybody who has supported the campaign so far, whether pre-ordering a copy, sharing on social platforms, or lending words of advice/comfort (delete as applicable) when my nerves wobbled. I'm overwhelmed and grateful…

And we're off!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

So today's the day. We've launched the Killing Rumer campaign here at Unbound. I'll be honest, I have no fingernails left and I'm comfort eating chocolate until I'm sick but that's OK because WE'RE LIVE. This is not a drill! Klaxon and loud fireworks ahoy!

I'm pleased to report that, outside the cyclone that is my fraught mind, things are shiny. People have been ridiculously supportive (hi people…

Publication date: Spring 2018
103% funded
217 backers