Yesterday was e-book launch day! I’m excited about The Twenty Seven Club landing on readers’ tablets - and of course nervous about the response! Anyway, to celebrate the day, I pulled together some stuff including an interview with former Senseless Things roadie, Gigsy; a celebration of Hull’s music scene pre City of Culture, and of … Continue reading The Twenty Seven Club – launch day STUFF
Join me for a chat on music and mental health!
Dear all, I’m feeling pretty excited as we gear up to the official launch of The Twenty Seven Club - with the e-book being released on Wednesday! If you prefer to digest your words digitally, do pre-order yourself a copy and it will drop onto your tablet in just two days! You can pre-order on: … Continue reading Join me for a chat on music and mental health!
Book Review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor by Dave Haslam - Music, Manchester and More I’ve always felt like a music imposter. Even though I’ve loved music since I was very young - and grew up listening to my dad playing guitar and blues music (which I of course whinged about because don’t all kids whinge … Continue reading Book Review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
EVENT KLAXON: How Music Shaped Us
Who fancies joining me and two other music-obsessed authors for a chat about….well…books and music? Forum Books, one of the most gorgeous independent bookshops I’ve ever set foot in, is hosting an event on 3rd March (coinciding with my e-book launch!) called How Music Shaped Us. There’ll be me bangin’ on about The Twenty Seven … Continue reading EVENT KLAXON: How Music Shaped Us
Back to the 1990s – and a little literary request….
Evening all! Since my book, The Twenty Seven Club, published last week, I’m really keen to hear what people think about it, who’s interested in reading and, basically, seeing if I can generate some buzz around it! It’s fun - but also a hard slog publishing independently - so every little bit of online support … Continue reading Back to the 1990s – and a little literary request….
The Twenty Seven Club – out now in paperback
I’m thrilled to share my first novel, THE TWENTY SEVEN CLUB, which is now available in paperback (e-book will follow on official launch day of 3rd March 2021). “A moving exploration of mental health, enduring music myths and why love can help us through.” Stylist It’s 1994. The music industry is mourning Kurt Cobain, Right Said … Continue reading The Twenty Seven Club – out now in paperback
Sign up for my new author newsletter and THE 27 CLUB updates
Morning! It’s a strange old year but I’m keeping myself busy planning the (virtual) book launch of my first novel - The 27 Club - which will be out this March! Eek! Anyway, it’s an interesting old journey trying to plan marketing activity for your own book and there’s so much to think about, however, … Continue reading Sign up for my new author newsletter and THE 27 CLUB updates
A meditation track for football fans?!
Behind Newcastle United Foundation’s #BeAGameChanger mental health campaign and the brand new football-themed meditation track
Time to Change still has work to do – but helping the most stigmatised doesn’t win votes
So many people with mental health problems still live in shame - people struggling with addiction, mothers who have had their children removed, people who have been caught in the criminal justice system. Why end the funding now?
Adventures in Vinyl
It’s 1996, I have literally 97p to live on ’til Tuesday and I really want to go to Shaft at the Welly Club tonight. What’s a girl to do? Easy. Cram a load of vinyl in a record bag and head down to Offbeat Records for a spot of bartering. I’d usually walk away with an empty … Continue reading Adventures in Vinyl