I’ve blogged recently about the amount of stories and characters I have in my head. I have also blogged about my struggles with the final draft of my YA novel The Tree Of Rebels, and how I have been constantly distracted by voices from untold stories. In order to keep some of these voices at … Continue reading Untold Stories
About a year ago I noticed something about my books. I realised that all of my characters were white and straight, with the exception of the head teacher in The Boy With The Thorn In His Side. Or at least they were white in my head; obviously readers may have imagined them differently. I have … Continue reading Diversity In Books
Coming Soon! A Song For Bill Robinson This is a book I originally tried to write when I was sixteen years old. I got about three-quarters of the way through before I gave up, started writing something else, and stuffed it into a suitcase. The character of Bill started bothering me again, so … Continue reading Upcoming Books!
When she was a child, they told her to always have a Plan B. A back-up. Making up stories, putting down words; it was not enough to get by on. It was all right now, they said, as a hobby or a pastime, but as you get older, you will need more than that to … Continue reading The Writer; A Cautionary Tale