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 […]

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 […]

Results Day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level results today and finding out what the next big adventure is. Ten years ago today for me! To celebrate, here’s a tiny little piece of Little White Lies that hit the cutting room floor when it became The Best Thing I Never Had; it’s the original prologue, where Harriet, […]

“The Best Thing I Never Had” bumper giveaway!

Happy March, everyone! For many, March means the advent of spring. For us Brits, March means snow. But let’s all keep calm and carry on and all that. March 2014 marks both the three month anniversary of THE BEST THING I NEVER HAD being released as an ebook and also is the month where you […]

Free! “The Making of Us”

So! You might have heard that my debut novel Little White Lies has been newed and improved and released as The Best Thing I Never Had by Harper Collins’ award-winning romance imprint Harper Impulse – I have been banging on about it rather! Right now The Best Thing I Never Had is a frankly bargainous 99p on Amazon. But maybe […]

“The best thing” you’ll read this evening

  Click the below for ABSOLUTELY FREE access to the prologue and first chapter of THE BEST THING I NEVER HAD prior to its release on Thursday 5 December.   For access to sneak peaks of other amazing Harper Impulse fiction visit the fabulous Chick Lit Reviews and News. Enjoy!        

Love letter to Founders

The day still had some heat in it, as it wasn’t quite five o’clock yet. Harriet sought out a patch of particularly plush looking grass and sat gracefully, smoothing her dress out carefully and folding her legs beneath her, a far cry from when she used to throw down book bags and collapse anywhere there […]