Build an Online Platform for Your Writing

On 31 May, I’m going to be running my first ever writing masterclass, supported and hosted by the fine folks at Writing Yorkshire. It’s going to be about how to build an online platform and I’m really looking forward to it. The workshop will cover a range of topics and help you find answers to […]

New Testament (extract from A is for Angelica)

Listen to the extract on Soundcloud. I’ve posted an extract from A is for Angelica to my Soundcloud channel. It’s from roughly a third into the novel and part of the back story where Gordon questions his faith following his wife’s stroke. You may or may not be interested to know that this was the […]

Going solo

Two weeks ago, I quit my job. Being sensible and assuming that I wouldn’t become a millionaire as a result of writing fiction, I’ve always thought I’d really quite like to run my own business. As of 1 April 2014, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. But what kind of business? That’s a good question. […]

A is for Angelica wins Coventry Book Award

My debut novel, A is for Angelica, has won a Coventry Book Award in the Word of Mouth category. It beat off competition including bestsellers such as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Naturally, I’m over the moon about it. But I’m not daft. Last year, […]

Nathan Filer reviews A is for Angelica for Metro UK

Fresh from scooping the Costa Book Award for his debut novel, The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer has included my own debut novel, A is for Angelica, in a piece for the Metro here in the UK. If you can’t read the text in the picture above, here’s what he has to say: This […]