The Best Thing I Never Had: The Official Soundtrack

Track 01 The White Stripes – We Are Gonna Be Friends We don’t notice any time pass | We don’t notice anything | We sit side by side in every class Track 02 Matchbox 20 – She’s So Mean I know a girl, she gets what she wants all the time | Cos she’s fine | But […]

The Eggnog

A short and spoiler free story snippet from The Best Thing I Never Had… Get Christmassy with Harriet, Adam et al and enjoy some of Leigha’s famous eggnog…   Sukie warily sniffed the air over the pan; the creamy liquid within was bubbling sluggishly. “I think you’re meant to add the cinnamon after,” Nicky said […]

Riverside Reads event, November 2015

  On Tuesday 24th November I joined lovelies Lucy Holliday, Eva Woods and Jessica Gilmore; The Sun books’ editor Natasha Harding, and a bevy of beautiful book-lovers who enjoyed copious wine (thanks again, Naked Wine!), mince-pies, swag-bags (I LOVE the new HarperImpulse pink totes!) and chat. Although I was (standard) pretty much rambling for most of it (I […]

The Bet

A short and spoiler free story snippet from The Best Thing I Never Had…   Johnny was being uncharacteristically firm. He folded his arms across his chest to emphasise his resolve. “It’s not going to happen,” he repeated for the third time. “No way, no how.” Adam clapped him on the shoulder, grinning. “Come on […]

You’re off to University!

When I was writing The Best Thing I Never Had I had to constantly remind myself that the university section of the story isn’t set in the ‘current day’, but rather during the academic year 2006-2007. It’s not even ten years ago, but, trust me, things were quite different back then. Only the very best […]

Somewhere Only We Know: The Official Soundtrack

Track 01 Various Cruelties – Chemicals If it’s meant to be | The universe is gonna throw it back to me | Take a fear | Release it watch it burn up in the atmosphere | Just give up the ghost | And let it be | You know it doesn’t have to be a […]

Naughty or Nice? The HarperImpulse Christmas Anthology

Blog subscribers may remember I injected a little festivity into the summer by sharing the first two parts of NAUGHTY OR NICE?, a short story I was writing off a starting paragraph prompt alongside fourteen of my HarperImpulse colleagues. Well today you can get the whole anthology of fifteen stories for ABSOLUTELY FREE! Get your […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop – PART TWO!

Click here to remind yourself what this blog hop is all about, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a bundle of eBooks and paperbacks as well as a $70 Amazon giftcard!   Remind yourself of what happened in Part 1!.     “Char,” was his only greeting, before he kissed her full on the […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop – PART ONE

Click here to remind yourself what this blog hop is all about, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a bundle of eBooks and paperbacks as well as a $70 Amazon giftcard!   Part 2 will be released tomorrow, Tuesday 5th August at 10am.     Charlotte sat at the bus stop wondering whether she […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop

FIFTEEN AUTHORS. FIFTEEN SHORT STORIES. ONE OPENING PARAGRAPH… ‘Charlotte sat at the bus stop wondering whether she would make the naughty or nice list this year. Last year she had rescued a stray kitten and therefore considered herself most definitely ‘nice’. This year she had broken Daniels heart into a million tiny pieces, so ‘naughty’ […]