The only way out is through! That’s how I tackle writer’s block – the theme of today’s #meettheauthor. Continue reading
Day five of #meettheauthor is the favourite line I’ve written.
I’m going to go with this bit of my next novel Keep Him Close – it’s the last line I love but I’ve thrown in the rest for free!
This is from an early chapter of the novel, which is out in March.
Today’s #meettheauthor is about my writing routine.
I’m on a kind of maternity leave at the moment so not writing very much if at all. And my routine is not very regimented even when I am working!
Day three of #meettheauthor is all about your proudest writing achievement.
There’s been a few… leaving a very good job to pursue this dream, getting my awesome agent, being shortlisted for awards with If I Die Before I Wake and being chosen as Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month back in March.
Day two of this #meettheauthor series and here’s my favourite book. Or one of them, at least… there are several!
I read Toni Morrison’s Beloved in sixth form at school, again on my uni course and a third time for my creative writing MA! Hence all the highlighting and notes… one of the reasons I love this copy so much.
I’m doing something over on Instagram (find my account here) called #meettheauthor and I thought I’d bring it on over to my website too.
Authors are posting images to fit with a theme each day. Day one was where do you write?
Well ain’t this nice? My publishers have created this handy little poster for me to look at whenever I need a little boost!
If you can’t wait until If I Die Before I Wake comes out in January, Dead Good books have published an exclusive extract over on their website.
You can read it here.
Let me know what you think!
The lovely people over at Dead Good books have posted a video on their YouTube channel of me explaining a little about If I Die Before I Wake and some of the inspiration behind it.
Today the audiobook version of If I Die Before I Wake was recorded – exciting times!
The actor cast to read as Alex is Finlay Robertson, whose voice or face you may recognise from scores of other acting gigs on TV, stage, radio and other audiobooks including Pat Barker’s Life Class trilogy. He’s an excellent choice – I can’t wait to hear the finished product! Continue reading