2015: Ten Things I Learned

Brighton Pride 2015
Me hosting the Brighton Pride Literature tent.

Farewell then, 2015. You’ve been immense. If I had to describe you in three words, I’d say challenging, rewarding and fattening (the life of a writer doesn’t involve a whole lot of moving). But I’ve learned so much, sold a stack of lesbian romance books and I plan to build and grow on that success in the coming year. 2015 was the year I started to take writing seriously. In doing so, I guaranteed that 2015 was without a doubt my busiest year yet. And being busy means you learn stuff – stuff like this…


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The Lesbian Book Club With Robin Alexander

On Episode 11 of The Lesbian Book Club, I have an interview with international smash-hit author Robin Alexander, whose latest books include The Trip and Next Time. Robin chats about how her close connections with her family influences her writing, her love of good humour in her books, getting into a daily writing habit and her goals for the rest of the year. Oh, and how she really wants to write a horror book!

As well as my chat with Robin, I also take a canter down the Amazon lesbian fiction charts which this month have a strangely medical leaning, as well as chatting about my summer readings, the upcoming readings in UK lesfic-land and how I’ve just completed draft one of book four. Yay! Expect it out later this year.

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LFest Indie Author Panel 2015 – Video

This year’s LFest at Uttoxeter Racecourse had it all – sunshine, women, books & song. Really, what more is there in life? By day, I soaked up some rays, got cultured in the Arts Tent and ate some of the largest ice creams ever imagined. By night I whooped to the likes of Stooshe & Lucy Spraggan, drank lager out of plastic cups and wore a cowboy hat with some style. Nearly.

This was an LFest awash with love and positivity, the highlight being the Indie Author Panel hosted by me (of course!). Despite some mic issues at the start, the readings were varied, the audience fantastic and it was fabulous fun to be a part of – watch the video above, my reading from This London Love is towards the end (around 1:01). I can’t wait for next year’s LFest already!

The Lesbian Book Club with Crin Claxton

Welcome to episode ten of The Lesbian Book Club – yes, episode ten! I’m so enjoying doing this podcast and I hope you enjoy listening too. It’s given me the opportunity to interview some great lesfic authors, including this time around with fellow Londoner & lesbian fiction author Crin Claxton.

Crin just published her third book Death’s Doorway in June, the follow-up to The Supernatural Detective. She chats about her love of London and cooking, her butch identity, her writing process and how she plans to put out a book a year from now on.

As well as the fab chat with Crin, I also give you the low-down on the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the UK and US, with notable books from Georgia Beers, Kiki Archer, Jade Winters, Robin Alexander and me! Plus, there’s a review of LFest, the GCLS awards and my upcoming hosting of the Brighton Pride Literature Live tent. If you’re going to Brighton Pride on August 1st, stop by and say hi!

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Summer Readings!

LFest-blog

I’m now well into my summer stride – the light and fluffy duvet’s on, the BBQ has been used at least once and I’ve even sat in my garden to have breakfast. It’s like I live in LA or summat. You know what else summer’s about? Drinking beer in fields and getting all dreamy at festivals, that’s what! Over the next two weeks, I’ll be appearing at a couple of venues, so if you’re in the UK and coming along to either LFest or Brighton Pride, do stop by and say hi!
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2014: Ten Things I Learned

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Farewell then, 2014, the year I got married and launched two best-selling novels. You have most definitely been my best year yet, so can 2015 do any better? It would really have to go some, but here are ten things I learnt during the best year of my life…
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Top Ten Things About LFest 2014

This past weekend saw the third annual LFest come and go, the UK’s only lesbian festival. A mix of arts, culture, music, sports, cinema & workshops, it was bursting with women, wine and song, along with stilt walkers to pole dancers, writers to comedians, ballroom dancers to speed daters. With so much on offer, it was difficult to take it all in – but here are some of my highlights…
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A Day In The Life Of An Author

This month, I’m taking part in an independent author panel at LFest 2014, giving a reading from my debut novel London Calling as well as chatting about the process of writing. It’s going to be sharp, bold and sassy, and I’ll be appearing alongside other indie authors Clare Ashton, Kiki Archer and Cindy Rizzo. Above is a promo video I did for LFest, A Day In The Life Of An Author – all tongue in cheek of course. I actually spend far more time faffing around on social media every day than is shown here…

LFest is taking place from July 18th-21st at Uttoxeter Race Course. Find out more and buy tickets here.