Join the online literary conversation!

I’m so excited to be sharing some positive news in this time of uncertainty. Once again, Avid Reader Bookshop is thinking ahead in terms of ways to continue important (life-saving?!) engagement between authors and readers. Avid has set up a Zoom series of online...

COVID-19 and what it means for authors…

Amidst all the fear and justifiable concern around the virus, protective measures, panic-buying and mass gatherings, everyone will be hit hard by this crisis, at least economically even if not directly health-wise. Spare a thought for all those authors with new books...

Catching up with author friends…

Catching up with author friends is one of my favourite ways to spend time. I recently spent a couple of days in Sydney and managed to see Lauren Chater, Cassie Hamer, Eleanor Limprecht and Ashley Kalagian-Blunt, along with new friends Sam Selinger and Cathy Perkins....

New Year Reading and Events

2020 promises to be full of creative opportunities, fabulous reading and some fascinating author events at Avid Reader. Some upcoming events for me include: 31 Jan – an interview with Dr Ginni Mansberg about her book THE M WORD (menopause in all its glory!); 3...

Call my agent!

I’m thrilled to announce that my work is now represented by literary agent Alex Adsett of Alex Adsett Publishing Services. I’m a long time admirer of Alex’s dynamic personality, her strong and ethical professionalism and her encouraging and uplifting...

New upcoming events

I’m going on a crime spree! Join me in conversation with crime writer Chris Hammer (SILVER) on 20 Oct, and a crime panel featuring Christian White, Ben Hobson and Sarah Thornton on 1 Nov, both at Avid Reader. Strong female crime characters will feature in my...