March away, Easter is near!

March was an interesting month; I actually managed to get through most of the books I had intended to read I think. March was a blur of reading, meetings, events and craziness. I need to rest! Here's what I read last month: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce 4* Bitter Edge by Rachel Lynch 5* Blood... Continue Reading →

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Women in publishing: Our trials and tribulations

Last night, I attended Women Working in Publishing: Past, Present and Future led by the SYP London team (inc me!). It was SUCH an inspiring event and brought to light issues faced across all areas of the business, all ages and types of woman. I decided to do a bit of a round-up of some... Continue Reading →

How can books become more diverse?

I always see a lot of posts about the ways authors use certain characters in fiction. If somebody has written a 'diverse' narrative, the characters all say and do what those characters are expected to say and do; the story ends up based on them being diverse. This used to be great. Not many authors... Continue Reading →

I Saw Her: A short story

As much as I don't want to frame anyone's judgements or personal views on this story, I will say that it is based on people's perceptions of one another and fantasies they allow themselves to indulge in. However, it is also about knowing when those fantasies end, especially for a man coveting a woman. There... Continue Reading →

New Year, new job? #Workinpublishing in 2019

As can be seen through a quick Google search, the publishing industry is expanding in many ways. It is becoming more inclusive, promoting diversity and expanding its reach across the UK. The Northern Fiction Alliance are making huge strides toward publishing reaching past London, and publishers such as Sharmaine Lovegrove's Dialogue Books mean that there... Continue Reading →

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