Edinburgh International Science Festival

I had a marvellous time taking part in a panel event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. There were so many interesting things going on, a great deal to see and hear. I was invited to talk on a panel discussing ‘Early Automata, Artificial Intelligence and Frankenstein’. After giving our individual talks, the panellists enjoyed a lively and only slightly […]

Bouchercon: Blood on the Bayou

I’m so thrilled to have been invited to take part in a panel event at Bouchercon, which is happening in New Orleans this year! I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans and I couldn’t be more excited to be discussing strong lead characters with wonderful authors Karin Salvalaggio, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kristi Belcamino, Ysra Sigurdardottir and the lovely Kristopher Zgorski, Bolo Books […]

Virtual Book Tour

I’m excited to announce the dates for the virtual book tour for The American Girl. See the banner above for the where and when of upcoming reviews of my new novel coming from a range of amazing and talented reviewers.

The Secret Mother

It was a great pleasure to interview Victoria Delderfield at the launch of her debut novel, The Secret Mother, at Urmston Library in Manchester on Wednesday night – an event hosted by the lovely people from Urmston Bookshop. Vicky and I took the Creative Writing MA at Lancaster at the same time and she workshopped parts of her novel on the course. I remember […]

Gothic Tales & Short Stories

I had a lovely time at Waterstones in Lancaster last week reading from my work alongside the wonderful Zoe Lambert, author of The War Tour. Zoe read a riveting and thought-provoking story ’33 Bullets’, in which “a Kurdish academic flees persecution and while imprisoned in a UK detention centre still tries to write an article about the poet Ahmed Arif, […]

Northwest Literary Salon Reading Event

Gothic Tales & Twitter Stories The lovely Naomi Kruger and Yvonne Battle-Felton of the Northwest Literary Salon have invited me to give a reading at their next event, which will  take place at 7pm on the 4th of September in Waterstones in Lancaster. Naomi and Yvonne will introduce readings from myself and novelist Paul McVeigh. Paul will be reading from his  first novel The […]

Monster’s Wife Reading at Lancaster University

I’m really looking forward to visiting Lancaster next week to talk about The Monster’s Wife and catch up with old friends. So if you happen to be in County Main next Wednesday at 4pm feeling at a loose end, it would be lovely to see you there! “Our former Creative Writing MA student, Dr Kate Horsley, will be visiting on Wednesday […]

Launch event at The Atlantis Bookshop

Many thanks to everyone who came to the London launch event for The Monster’s Wife last Thursday at the marvellous Atlantis Bookshop in London! It was a lovely evening and I had so much fun seeing old friends and meeting new people too. In the end I even enjoyed the reading, having been a little bit nervous beforehand! Bali and Geraldine, the mother and […]

Upcoming Events for The Monster’s Wife

It’s only a short while until my debut novel is available on Amazon and in bookshops and it seems like a good time to mention some of the upcoming events for The Monster’s Wife: Thursday September 18th, 6:30 -8:30 at the Atlantis Bookshop in London. Atlantis is ‘the oldest Independent Occult Bookshop in London’, a fantastic gem of an indie just off of Oxford […]

National Heritage Weekend Wet Plate Event

To celebrate National Heritage Weekend, John Brewer and I will be taking wet plate portraits for this two-day event on Saturday September 13th and Sunday September 14th organised by Michele Selway in Todmorden Unitarian Church. The church is a fantastic venue, “full of quirky features and secret places, managing to be both grand and imposing, and warm and welcoming at the same time.”     National […]