I have always found the concept of AI being programmed to produce art icky. Whether it’s for writing, painting or music composition. Not because I don’t believe computers will ever be able to produce something as good as humans do: I am not as naive as that.
New book deal announcement! My first middle grade (children’s) book, The Wind Child, is coming out from UCLan Publishing in February 2022! It’s a Slavic-folklore-inspired novel about how far you would go and what you’d be willing to sacrifice to save someone you love… It follows young Mara, the granddaughter of Stribog, the God of … Continue reading THE WIND CHILD Sold To UCLan! – COMING FEBRUARY 2022
I THINK THIS IS MY NEW VOLUME BECAUSE THE SECOND BELL IS OUT AND I’M A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! This is a quick post to let you all know that my Slavic-mythology-inspired fantasy about a striga and her mother is out in the world! It’s available in all the formats, including audio, narrated by the very … Continue reading THE SECOND BELL IS OUT!
So in the last few weeks I’ve been cooking up something very exciting with my fellow Angry Robot author, Caroline Hardaker (Whose intimate dystopian tale, Composite Creatures, comes out in April 2021)! We have put together a mini-series of YouTube videos called Bookish Take, where we chat about our writing journey, from the initial idea, … Continue reading BOOKISH TAKE launching on YouTube on 1st of March!
I thought what better way to celebrate the death of the awful 2020 but by celebrating the art that makes it all a bit more bearable? So here are some of my most anticipated reads of 2021, in no particular order, if you’re wondering what this author likes to read in her spare time! I … Continue reading My most anticipated books of 2021!
A friend sent me a link to this yesterday! My debut, The Second Bell, coming out in March 2021 from Angry Robot, has been listed as one of SFF180’s 31 most anticipated Fantasy novels of 2021! I’m so incredibly chuffed and grateful to be listed alongside Tasha Suri’s The Jasmine Throne (whose books, Empire of … Continue reading THE SECOND BELL named one of SFF180’s 31 most anticipated 2021 Fantasy novels!
The cover for my book baby is finally out! It’s a beauty, I know! The team at Angry Robot had a real vision for the cover, and they’ve all been so gracious and patient with my many comments and suggestions and this is the final version, done by their very talented designer, Glen Wilkins! I’m … Continue reading COVER REVEAL for THE SECOND BELL
Announcement time! I’m beyond excited to finally be able to say it: my book will be a real thing. A real papery thing! With a pretty, pretty cover, a fabulous editor and a wonderful marketing team behind it and a lot of other things commonly associated with published novels! The fabulous Eleanor Teasdale from Angry … Continue reading BOOK DEAL NEWS!
Super excited to announce I have signed with John Baker from the well-regarded Bell Lomax Moreton Agency! John found my Twitter pitch during last September’s PitMad event on Twitter (SO worth participating if you’re seeking representation). Having someone so tremendously enthusiastic and knowledgeable in my corner makes all the difference. It’s tremendously important to have … Continue reading Agent Representation Announcement!
I’m not impatient, not at all. I’m just sitting here quietly, as my marvelous beta readers are doing their thing. For the uninitiated, beta readers are all of those wonderful people in your life (or on the web, depending on your preference), who are the first people to read through your novel (who are not … Continue reading The Joy and Wonder of Beta Readers