Thank You!

The Mercury Travel Club launches in five weeks and to say I’m starting to feel nervous would be an understatement! I really hope it gives everyone a good laugh. It’s a bit like planning a party; you just want everyone to have a great time and you know you won’t relax until you see your guests smiling and chatting. That’s why, right now, I need to say thank you to all those who have reviewed the book so far and given some fabulous feedback. Helen Lederer is a comedienne and actress I love to watch; she invented the genre “mid-lit” and really supports women who write comedy. Having read Mercury, I was delighted when she gave us a cover quote “A joyfully warm and witty read with real sparkle and knowing “. The day we heard back from her, I did a little dance!

I’ve also had some fabulous feedback and support from authors Carol E Wyer, Mandy Baggott, Alex Brown and Laura Lockington. In fact the whole writing community has been tremendous, offering advice and answers to my probably naive questions.

Mercury is now being read by the blogging community and I thank everyone who is taking part for your time and consideration. It does mean a great deal to me.

Finally, I have to thank all those who have pre-ordered Mercury. When I hear that you’ve had the faith in me to buy my book, it’s like a lovely big hug! I hope you enjoy it and once again – thank you, thank you, thank you !

You’re all absolute stars xxxxx

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My big year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I know I’m a little late but I’ve spent the first week hiking up in the Lake District. Gorgeously frosty days and toasty nights by the fire; it was wonderful as were the real ales and bottles of wine that accompanied the week! Well – we all need a bit of comfort in January don’t we and as you can see from the photo – Angus enjoyed the week too.

I know that 2016 was a bizarre and difficult year for many but for me it was pretty special. I found a publisher for my debut novel, I wrote my second (busy editing now), I walked 1000 miles and I swam 1416 lengths of the pool in the Channel Challenge (both of which were personal challenges) – so I felt rather chuffed by the end of the year. This year looks like being big, scary and exciting all at the same time. The debut novel launches on March 16th (also my friend Trish’s birthday!!), we have a blog tour set up ready to go and I hope to finish writing the trilogy too.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has launched a debut and has lessons I can learn from. I’d also love to know your new year goals – drop me a line

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Hello out there

Hi there and thanks for finding me or stumbling upon me – however you got here I’m pleased to have visitors! I’m not quite sure what you’d like to read about so do drop me a line if you have any questions. Meanwhile I’ll just keep you updated with news of my debut novel which launches next year and also with the publishing process, which I know I’d have appreciated when I was getting started. Keep coming back – and obviously don’t forget to order The Mercury Travel Club!