Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

First of all, I need to apologise for being so quiet here. I'm pretty swamped with work, I've just submitted book one to the copyeditor, and I'm in the middle of writing book two. So it's all a bit mad here! Visit my author site for more info on my books. Readers of this blog [...]

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Debut novel acquired by Bookouture

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that my debut novel, The Diary, has been acquired by Bookouture! The Diary is a tense and gripping thriller about the insular effects of strong teenage friendships and their ability to hide our most devastating lies. Lauren returns to her home town for the ten-year anniversary of her sister Hannah’s death [...]

28th February 2018: International Day of Hygge

I love the hygge trend. I'm definitely someone who loves home comforts, cosy blankets and cups of tea. Hygge can also translate as self-care. As someone with a chronic illness, I have to take care of myself, and there's nothing I love more than snuggling on the sofa, surrounded by candles and soft throws and that [...]

Challenging big companies to reduce plastic

Unless you live under a rock, you will have seen the latest news about just how bad plastic is for the environment. According to some studies, plastic pollution is having a huge impact on our oceans and sealife, with creatures swallowing tiny bits of plastic all the time. You only have to search for 'plastic [...]

The Bandwagon Goes Environmentally Conscious

Last year, one of my personal projects was to go cruelty free and vegan where possible when it comes to my beauty products. I've swapped Clinique for The Body Shop, fallen for Sand&Sky's face mask, and become a regular at Superdrug. But now I want to tackle something else - waste. Some of you may [...]

In Bloom: My current work-in-progress

Since last autumn, I've been working on my latest project; a full-length, semi-autobiographical novel called In Bloom. I'm currently on my second draft, conducting a full read-through, and getting feedback from beta readers. I'm aiming to have a final draft ready to submit for publication within the next month. I want to talk about In Bloom, [...]

Medsmart: The medication reminder app

As my readers will know, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost two years ago. Since then, I've been on amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant that's prescribed to help with chronic pain and fatigue. Amitriptyline is a tricky drug. It took me a while to get used it each time my doctor increased my dose, leaving me [...]