Sex on the Underground

I notice a man on the platform at Liverpool Street Station because he looks at me in that way that certain men look at certain women. He either finds me attractive, or he’s a bit of a letch (or both), storing up snapshots of women he sees in public places for his Wank Bank back…

Third time lucky

I haven’t managed to write my blog for a month or so, because I’ve been busy being a mum – looking after my two kids while on school holidays, my cats, the house, etc – oh… and plotting my third novel. I could go into a big rant about how I think the summer holidays…

Motherhood and creativity

Recently I was reminded of the photographer Sally Mann and how much her work influenced my first novel, SHADOWING THE SUN. Mann is most famous for her photographs of her three children shot in the surrounds of their southern American home, hanging out or in role play, getting into scraps, doing what kids do best….

First-class festivities

I was very privileged to be part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival this year. The weekend has flown by in a fuzz of sunshine, laughter and applause; dodging the crowds of happy people up and down Church Street and hanging out to music and beer at the Budvar tent. Every event I went to…

Spare Rib is back

I was excited to hear that Spare Rib http://www.spare-rib.co.uk is going to be re-launched on the internet in May, along with a glossy bi-monthly starting from Autumn to compete with the likes of Elle and Marie Clare. It will be edited by journalist Charlotte Raven who announced a few days ago that Rosie Boycott is…