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A is for Angelica

A is for Angelica the audiobook available now

One month earlier than expected, I’m pleased to say that the audiobook version of A is for Angelica is now on sale. Read with a Yorkshire lilt by Tim Bruce, it is complete, unabridged and I think it sounds great. I hope you like it. Here is a free

Coming soon: A is for Angelica, the audiobook

I’m tickled pink to tell you that Oakhill Publishing has bought the UK rights to the audiobook version of A is for Angelica, my debut novel. It’s in production now and will be available in libraries from 15 September 2015. You’ll be able to buy and keep

10 things you didn't know about A is for Angelica

It’s three years since my debut novel, A is for Angelica, was published. I’ve talked about it plenty, especially on my podcast for writers, but there are still a few things that you may not know. When I started writing the novel, the narrator was a teenage boy

Come see me at Leicester Book Festival this weekend!

This Saturday (18 May 2013) I’ll be appearing at the inaugural Leicester Book Festival alongside fellow Legend Press stalwarts, Sam Mills and Tom Chambers. The event starts at 7.30pm at the New Walk Museum and Arts Gallery and I’m fair looking forward to it. Part

Watch me reading from A is for Angelica on YouTube

The easy way to enjoy my novel is to buy a copy, sit down with a good cup of tea and, you know, read the thing. The next best way is to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I’ve started posting videos of me reading chapters from the

An interview with me on writing and A is for Angelica

A couple of weeks ago, Tom Gillespie got in touch to tell me he’d chosen A is for Angelica as one of his books of the year. In fact, he said it was his number one book of the year and asked me to answer a few questions

Happy birthday to me!

So, as of midnight last night, I am 32 years old. It really doesn’t feel like my birthday. As regular readers will know, a lot has happened to me in the last three months. It’s been the most brilliant and difficult of times, but notching up

How to write about controversial subjects

I didn’t really consider, when I was writing my debut novel, A is for Angelica, which is available from all good book shops, that I might be tackling a controversial subject. It was only when I started sharing it with other people that I thought, ‘Okay, maybe some of

Is traditional publishing worth the wait?

Those of you who’ve followed this site and the podcast for a while will know that it took some time for me to first write, then publish my first novel, A is for Angelica. Like every other author, I had to deal with life getting in the way and

Some dos and don’ts for hosting your book launch

Last week I launched the paperback version of my debut novel, A is for Angelica, at the delightful Lantern Theatre in my home town, Sheffield. It was a smashing evening and I loved every second. You can see all the pictures over on my Facebook page. While you’re there,