‘A Sparky and Unsettling Debut’: All the Good Things reviewed in The Guardian

All the Good Things has been reviewed by Gerard Woodward in The Guardian. He describes it as a ‘sparky and unsettling debut.’ He writes: The novel’s strength lies in its language, and in the voice of Beth as she narrates her life. It draws us into a living realm of characters and emotions in just … More ‘A Sparky and Unsettling Debut’: All the Good Things reviewed in The Guardian

Autumn events

Sat 30 September, 3.30pm Debut fiction panel: how to write and publish your first novel, with Sarah Bradley and June Taylor at The Hepworth Wakefield (part of Wakefield Lit Fest) Sat 7 October, 3pm & 7pm Morley Arts Festival events Tues 10 October, 6pm All the Good Things at Love Arts festival: readings and discussions on … More Autumn events

Win 1 of 10 places on my creative writing workshop …

To celebrate the release of All The Good Things this June, Penguin are running a giveaway with a difference. This time you can win, not a book, but a place on my Creative Writing ‘Workout’, which will take place in London from 7pm on Thursday 3rd August. This will be a fun session where you’ll learn … More Win 1 of 10 places on my creative writing workshop …

5 Things Teaching Creative Writing in Prisons Taught Me – at Penguin.co.uk (and Publication Day!)

As part of my book birthday celebrations, I wrote about teaching creative writing in prisons for the Penguin website. It’s about words and women and creativity and freedom. It’s very close to my heart. Enjoy! x 1. It can happen to anyone When I tell people I’ve visited prisons, the first thing they say is … More 5 Things Teaching Creative Writing in Prisons Taught Me – at Penguin.co.uk (and Publication Day!)

One Week until All the Good Things is let loose on the UK & some events…

Today was a good day. Not only was it ridiculously sunny, but finished copies of All the Good Things arrived. I carried them back from the post office with a big silly grin on my face which, even after I’d got home & hung out the washing, refused to go away. I guess that’s what … More One Week until All the Good Things is let loose on the UK & some events…

Behold the Cover

One of the most common questions about my book is, so will you be designing the cover? The answer is no. And thank god for that! The cover has been designed by – lo and behold! – and designer. And a very fine cover it is, too (not that I’m biased). This plus the fact … More Behold the Cover