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    Death in Dulwich

    May 17, 2017

    I’m really excited to say that my new novel, Death in Dulwich, is coming out on 6th September, thanks to my lovely publishers Crooked Cat. Although it’s a whodunnit, Death in Dulwich is a bit of a romp and there isn’t too much blood and gore, so the more sensitive amongst you will be safe in the hands of my single mother detective, Beth Haldane, and the long-suffering (but very eligible) Detective Inspector York of the Metropolitan Police. Hopefully you’ll…

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    Death in Dulwich

      I’m very thrilled to say that I’ve found a really lovely home for my new book, a whodunnit – it’s being brought out later this year by Crooked Cat Books. They’re a great independent…

    February 8, 2017
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    I love Tara’s gallery but I can’t often enter. My pictures are always rubbish, you see, and I never put photos of my children on my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great when…

    September 22, 2010
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    Dreams can come true

    I’ve been blowing my own trumpet so much of late that I am in real danger of blistering my perfect pout. But, in the absence of a team of cheerleaders on my benches, I…

    March 29, 2010
  • Blog Sponsored Writing

    Film screening

    Sponsored post Hello my dears, I thought you all deserved a lovely treat, after all my shocking boasting over the last few days (in case you’ve managed to escape it, my book is coming…

    March 12, 2010
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    Book coming out on Friday!

    OMG! I know I slightly overuse those three little letters, but this is definitely an OMG moment. My book is coming out on Friday! I had been vaguely thinking about contacting my darling agent…

    March 8, 2010
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    Writer’s Block

    You know you have writer’s block when: 1. You do little sums in your head to work out how many words you’ve already written and how many you still have to go before you…

    October 6, 2009
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    Judging a book by its cover

    I crawl out of my foxhole like a soldier in a very battered tin hat, accessoried with khaki netting, my bayonet still raised to ward off any stray pink hearts which could still be…

    February 23, 2009
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    Signing up

    A very exciting moment this week when an adorable contract dropped through the letterbox from my German publishers, the incredibly discerning Ullstein Verlag. This was full of baffling clauses about rights and royalties and…

    June 27, 2008
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    By the book

    Nice Mummy bounced up to me in the playground the other day at collection time. ‘Chloe’s just finished her entrance exams, so do you want her past papers?’ Having recently (last year, but it…

    January 28, 2008