Pretty delighted Pineapples in the Pool is currently ranked #74 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry & Drama > Poetry > Women before it's even gone on sale.
... is that it takes time. So much time. There are countless people inolved behind the scenes - each with their own workload, availablity, deadlines. Which means there are long periods of time where it feels as though nothing is happening. But things are happening. Although it seems slow and although I am impatient, my book is... Continue Reading →
I mean, I don't know how it's been four months since my last post. I am very neglectful of this poor website. It's not without reason... Pineapples in the Pool has been going great guns, we hit target in December (WHAT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT) so I had a book to deliver and now I'm delighted... Continue Reading →
we're sitting around a table heavy with roast dinners. the first time the four of us have been together in years. marriages have happened. babies too. break ups and heart break and all of the things that come in between. i say 'this birthday i will be closer to fifty than to twenty'... silence for... Continue Reading →
I know it feels as though the moon has dropped out of the sky and the ground you trusted to stay solid has thrown you to the dark and what can only be described as the chaos of a burning wasps nest but it is impossible to believe that you are not made of silver... Continue Reading →
Well it's been a while since I last posted, sorry. Actually I'm not sorry at all, because since I last posted I ONLY WENT AND GOT A PUBLISHING DEAL! Ooooh yeah! I am massively delighted that my poetry collection Pineapples in the Pool is being published by Unbound and is available for crowdfunding here: https://unbound.com/books/pineapples-in-the-pool Obviously... Continue Reading →
when she’s rolling in the deep cold shoulder when first love grows tired when hometown glory fades to a million years ago when sweetest devotion chases pavements when the one and only doesn’t remember and a love song feels like a million years ago Does she set fire to the rain? Accept that it’s water... Continue Reading →
It's Valentine's Day and I have spent most of the day sending ridiculous pictures and messages to the people I love. The more unsettling or disgusting or overly sentimental the better. It is my favourite thing to do on Valentine's Day, to send these messages to the people I love to make them laugh. I read... Continue Reading →