Whether it was artistic symbolism, a PR stunt or a knee-jerk emotional reaction, the one thing that really stands out about Jeanette Winterson’s book bonfire is the fact that we forget how many people pour their hearts and souls into publishing books. Nobody with an interest in the world of publishing could have missed the … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson’s book bonfire is symbolic of how we dismiss those working passionately behind the scenes
Free Book Sample:The Twenty Seven Club
Fancy having a read of The Twenty Seven Club before committing your pennies to it? Well, turns out that Amazon will let you do that for FREE! This fictional tale takes you back to 1994, when the music world was mourning Kurt Cobain - and the concept of The Twenty Seven Club emerged - along … Continue reading Free Book Sample:The Twenty Seven Club
How anxiety makes the truth stranger than fiction
Trigger warning: Panic and health anxiety There’s a theme that runs through all my writing - the media’s impact on our anxiety. And my God, it’s very REAL. I’m not blaming the media. Not entirely. It’s just that, for us obsessives, the combination of health anxiety and health headlines is a bit of a toxic cocktail. … Continue reading How anxiety makes the truth stranger than fiction
The Twenty Seven Club – launch day STUFF
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!
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
Book review: Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean
I'm not sure if I'm peri-menopausal yet. I've often wondered over recent years given the hot flushes, restless legs and night sweats. And my period's visits have become as random and infrequent as Dr Legge's visits to Albert Square. However, there's so much at play in our bodies (especially mine with thyroid issues, coming on … Continue reading Book review: Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean
A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the reviews
Basically....this is a GIANT plug for my book AGAIN. It's not like I ever stop. I always use the excuse that I'm a first time writer, not exactly Matt Haig or Bryony Gordon and desperate for external validation...hence I need to promote the shite out of it. Anyway, here are some of the more recent … Continue reading A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the reviews
Book launch – A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes
On Tuesday 6th March I will be standing in front of a room of people, convinced I am going to pee myself, cringing at the fact I will be charading as an author by signing books and wondering if I ever really had anxiety after all.... Why? Because I have anxiety and I am a … Continue reading Book launch – A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes