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The Seven launch details

Cover by Jaime Jones

THE SEVEN is launching on the 20th April at Waterstones Piccadilly at 7pm. The event is ticketed and if you book in advance then you make me feel 100% less worried that nobody will come (it also helps the store to know numbers in advance).

The event is going to be chaired by my wonderful agent, Juliet Mushens. There'll be a Q&A, signing, and then leisurely drinks and chat afterwards.



Tickets cost £8 (£6 to Waterstones card holders) and the price of the ticket is redeemable against the cost of the book. Tickets also get you:

  • A drink
  • An edible cupcake version of the book
  • A doodle in your normal copy of the book*
  • A hug from me*

You can book tickets in store, through the website or by calling: 02078512400

Hope to see you there!




Tea and Jeopardy Advent Calendar 2014 – Day 6

You can never have too much tinsel.

The sixth advent episode is now up. Today we receive a gift and card from the wonderful Juliet Mushens.

Listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online here!

To see the advent calendar page,click here.


Tea and Jeopardy 28 – A chat with Juliet Mushens

teaandjeopardy_300The latest Tea and Jeopardy is now up! This week the best Literary Agent in the world ever aka Juliet Mushens, visits the Tea Lair to talk Buffy, books and the merits of leopard print.

You can listen to it here.



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If you’d like to catch up on old episodes, there’s a full index here.


New photos and The Vagrant is going to Czech Republic!

214B0901 Two wonderful things have happened.

The first was that I had a photoshoot with Lou Abercrombie (aka @Ladygrimdark). As a result of this I have new author pics. It’s rare that I have a photo of myself that I like (at least any taken of me after the age of six) so credit to Lou that she made the whole experience fun and managed to catch my good side!

If you’re based anywhere near Bath, and need a picture, I’d highly recommend getting in touch.

The second thing was that my super-agent Juliet Mushens* has sold Czech rights to The Vagrant to Host! The idea that my book is going to be available in another country and will be translated and have its own cover is as unexpected as it is delicious!


*She really is super. And she’s just been shortlisted for the Literary Agent of the year award.

Signing my contract and all the feels.

Signing pic I realise I completely failed to write a self-indulgent blog post when my book deal was announced but don’t worry, I’m going to try and make up for it now!

In all seriousness, I find this sort of thing hard to write. Somehow it’s easier to write nice things about other people’s achievements, or to rant about the evils of the world than to put my hand on my heart and say “I’m proud of what I did.”

And that’s kind of sad.

Even my intro to this post is coloured by the idea that I shouldn’t really be writing about myself. That to write about one of the most important things in my life ever is somehow self-indulgent but to write about how I glued a draw back together and only realised afterwards that I’d forgotten to put the bottom in is fine*.

So *takes a deep breath* here we go…

My life has changed so much over the last few months I’m still trying to get my head around it. Back in December I was crossing my fingers and slowly crossing names of my list of potential dream makers. Yesterday I signed my contract with Harper Voyager.

Clichés come to mind. This is a dream come true for me. I couldn’t be happier. Life doesn’t get much better than this.

It could all change of course but right now life is pretty peachy. I feel like I’ve got the best agent in the world**, the right editor for my book and a better start to my career than I dared to hope for back in August when I started subbing.

I may be slightly drunk in this picture...

I may be slightly drunk in this picture…

And people have been great. Friends, family, and the twitterverse have helped to keep a smile on my face for weeks now. I feel really lucky.

There’s a bit of me that worries I’ll be pissing people off writing this post. That I’ll come across as arrogant or worse.

I’m still writing it though.

Things are fluffy at the moment. Life is good. I’ve had a series of wonderful experiences*** and there are a lot more to enjoy before I get to the scary world of reviews or sales figures.

Until then, I’m determined to make the most of it.



Yes, I really did this.

Yes, I really did this.










**Probably because she is.

***Getting an agent, telling everyone, getting a deal, telling everyone, meeting my agent, meeting my editor, getting drunk more than once.

My Christmas has come early! (a.k.a. I've just got an agent!)

Back in August I started looking for an agent and submitted my manuscript. Time passed and after much checking of emails, cyber stalking, dreaming, despairing, pretending not to think about it, focusing on other projects, dreaming again, despairing again, moving house, actually forgetting for a while, remembering again- <snip>

I’m delighted* to announce that I am now represented by Juliet Mushens of the Agency Group.

I really couldn’t be happier about this**.


*Riding around the house on an imaginary horse sort of happy. Shouting, jumping up in the air and spontaneously dancing (badly) sort of happy. This is far from my normal state. It’s great!

**See above.