News and Events

  • Anxiety and panic attacks – why you’re not alone

    By on August 1, 2016

    Today the i paper has run a piece by me on what it’s like to suffer a nervous breakdown....

  • Untie the Lines launch party!

    By on June 25, 2016

    Untie the Lines is being published by Bloomsbury on 14 July. Once again there’ll be a paperback version and eBook...

  • Untie the Lines – pre-orders available

    By on June 21, 2016

    Can you believe it has been two years since Casting Off was published by Bloomsbury? Well, time flies when you’re...

  • Book by the sea – Weymouth Leviathan

    By on February 15, 2016

    This March sees the UK’s very first maritime literary festival, Weymouth Leviathan, being held in the Dorset seaside town....

  • Derbyshire Literature festival

    By on April 27, 2015

    I’m delighted to have been invited to take part in a discussion called Derbyshire Women Writers as part of...

  • Casting Off is now available in the States

    By on March 31, 2015

    I’m excited to announce that Casting Off is now available across the Pond! (That’s dismissive sailor-talk meaning ‘Atlantic Ocean’...

  • What happened next?

    By on September 3, 2014

    Well, it’s certainly been a busy couple of months. On July 3, Casting Off went on general release and...

  • Upcoming events

    By on May 27, 2014

    I’m just back from a lovely holiday in Adakoy, Turkey (having learned that dinghy sailing is not really for...

  • Sleeping with the enemy

    By on April 29, 2014

    If you’ve read my ‘About Me’ page, you’ll see that I once worked for the Daily Express – the...

  • Meeting literary agent Carole Blake

    By on March 19, 2014

    I am excited, nervous and honoured to be meeting literary agent Carole Blake at the end of the month….