Not long now…

It’s only three and a half weeks until Summer of No Regrets is published. I’m feeling a mixture of excitement, of gratitude to everyone who has supported me and of panic because eeeekkk people are going to read what I’ve written. And then possibly rate it. The reviews so far have been lovely (page-turner seems…

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand new year and like every year I am beguiled by the idea of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve tried every year not to choose something over which I exert only a limited amount of influence, i.e. I’ve never resolved to ‘get a book published this year’. I’ve had that as a goal, but…

What is Up Lit?

I recently had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about Up Lit at the Society of Young Publishers’ annual conference. With me on the panel were Lisa Highton from Two Roads, publisher of The Keeper of Lost Things and Martha Ashby, editorial director of Harper Fiction, but specifically in this case, editor of Eleanor…