Watching THE SWITCHING HOUR Being Printed!

It has been a few weeks since I had the wonderful experience of seeing my book being printed, so I thought I’d share it on here (now that I’ve calmed down and can collect some of my thoughts into a post!) I had been looking forward to the day for MONTHS. It felt like suchContinue reading “Watching THE SWITCHING HOUR Being Printed!”

I’m So Excited To Share My News!

  I’m so excited to share the news that my first  book will be published by Scholastic this year, with a second book in 2020! You can find out more here!   * Never stay out after the Switching Hour… never let the outside in…. Amaya lives with her grandmother, her small brother Kaleb and herContinue reading “I’m So Excited To Share My News!”

Finding The Right Literary Agent For You

  Searching for the right literary agent can be one of those times where you might feel out of your depth. Where things are out of your control. It’s easy to believe that your future as an author is all in the hands of the literary agent. Even when you are offered representation, you mayContinue reading “Finding The Right Literary Agent For You”

MA Writing For Young People

Last year, I completed my Masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.Applying to the course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and it has changed my life considerably since then! Despite the fact I was working full time, I decided to fit the course into one year instead ofContinue reading “MA Writing For Young People”

The Eye of the Storm

There are so many reasons why people write. To communicate or for work, for pleasure or to express themselves. I find that I write for fun and to be creative, but I also write to make myself feel better and to bring structure to my day. Sometimes the chaos of life can become difficult toContinue reading “The Eye of the Storm”

Writing and Reading Resolutions

  I only have one New Year’s resolution this year – to make sure I write and read every day. It doesn’t have to be much, just something. Even if it is just writing a sentence and reading a page! After the time off over Christmas and New Year I feel rusty when it comesContinue reading “Writing and Reading Resolutions”

The Next Generation of Writers

I remember learning to write by copying the story of ‘The Little Matchstick Girl’ word for word into my notebook. I didn’t know what each letter meant or even how they all fit together; they were just scribbles I laboriously traced over. All I can remember is that I desperately wanted to capture the taleContinue reading “The Next Generation of Writers”

Write Yourself Happy

I find it hard to write when I feel down and low. I lack the energy and the motivation to try and string together a coherent sentence. I feel like it is one sentence forward then two deleted. I am my own worst critic when I feel unhappy. It becomes an exhausting process trying to writeContinue reading “Write Yourself Happy”