Booksters… I’m Back



After almost 2 years looking after a little story called “William” (which cannot be bookmarked and left to one side for even a second, but I love him, bless), I am back to do this book thing people! Can you believe it’s been that long? I mean, announcement of me going away was like… literally 3 blog posts back. Anyway, this means I’ll probably be in your face about the whole boring “author process” while I write a new manuscript and bring it to the world. There will be fun times ahead. And if not… there is always tea. And a a slice of cake. Or a whole cake. Or bakery.

To celebrate, I’ll be donning the cleaning gloves (but not the French Maid outfit) to spring clean the website and I’ve started dropping Easter Eggs related to my two previous novels. Hint: they are really easy to find, I hired a lazy rabbit.

Have fun grovers & movers.


Aural Inspiration #1

When you feel like you’re out there on your own/Know there is someone watching over you/When out at sea feels nothing like a home/Oh sailor we will blow the wind like oohhh

I don’t find myself drawing a lot of inspiration from other books (my style is pretty much set), photos (for some reason I grew out of this) or movies (I’m always too aware of writing essentially a film treatment rather than a novel, especially in YA), but apart from my own wonky imagination I find I draw a lot from music and music videos.

Have you ever felt like a song encapsulates a moment of your life? It’s the same with my writing – I listen to a lot of music and actively search for new music while I write and there will always be that one song that will for me come to represent what my project is about. I’m currently working on an interim MS while I decide what to do with myself (I call it my experiment MS, it may or may not involve friendly neighbourhood stalkers) and Oh Sailor by Mr Little Boots is my perfect inspiration song.

I’m finally done

Finished Draft 1 Untitled

Sorry I haven’t posted for so long. It’s just that I had nothing much to say. But… finally…my latest novel has been beta-ed & edited and now finally ready to be seen by the professional peeps (with help from a Twilight bar, courtesy of awesome Mandee from Vegan YA Nerds)! Sweet.