If you have read and enjoyed Owl Song at Dawn, please do consider taking thirty seconds to vote for it as BookHugger Book of the Year. It’s a real highlight of my publishing experience so far to see Owl Song at Dawn on this ten-book shortlist along with novels by the likes of Emma Donoghue,… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn Up For BookHugger Book of the Year
In the May issue of Writers Forum, Anita Loughrey interviewed me about how the research for my novel, Owl Song at Dawn, led me to fall in love with Morecambe, a town I had never previously visited. My main characters insisted that they came from this northern seaside resort. I did try to relocate my novel to my hometown of Birkenhead.… Continue reading For the Love of Morecambe
We’re looking forward to a full house tonight at New York University – London. If you haven’t already booked your free ticket, try emailing us at SomethingRhymed@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if there are any last-minute cancellations. Our panellists (Michael Caines of TLS, Harriett Gilbert of A Good Read, and award-winning writers Maggie Gee… Continue reading Something Rhymed Salon: Sold Out!
It is my very great pleasure to share with you the news that Legend Press has acquired my novel, Owl Song at Dawn, which they will publish mid-2016. Since the novel was inspired by my autistic sister, I feel particular gratitude to the team at Legend for their commitment to celebrating the kinds of voices that have… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn captured by Legend Press
‘Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway’: This was the headline of the feature on female friendship that I co-wrote with Emily Midorikawa for the Independent on Sunday. Why would such a celebratory subject attract this kind of headline? We focused specifically on friendships between feminists, and we’ve come to think that perhaps intellectual, political, and… Continue reading Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday
This week, the Guardian Family ran my piece, ‘Lou, having the time of your life‘. It’s the second article down. The piece is about my parents’ fight to love and raise Lou – who has cerebral palsy and autism – along with her twin, Sarah, and her elder sister, me; it’s about my profound gratitude to them… Continue reading The Guardian Family
“This book demonstrates beautifully that people with learning disabilities have rich and textured emotions and experiences. I love this book. It made me cry, laugh and wish. Read it, and then think about how surprised you are.” – Keely Charlick, the Chief Executive of Sunnyside Rural Trust The launch of The Memoir Garden was a wonderfully celebratory occasion. We all… Continue reading Launch of The Memoir Garden
The latest issue of Mslexia – a magazine for women who write – includes a feature by Emily Midorikawa and me. After The Times ran our piece on female writing friendships, we became interested in rivalry between women authors. As writer friends who have often collaborated together and competed against each other, this is… Continue reading Feature in Mslexia