What I learned about writing from watching The Hunger Games

Studying films is an excellent way for writers to learn about story structure. None of us want our books to be formulaic, but the argument goes that we are hard-wired to expect and enjoy a certain trajectory. Books like Save the Cat and Stealing Hollywood are advocates of studying film to understand how Hollywood does […]

On the shelf: July 2021 reads

In June 2021, I read: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler (proof copy) The Cult by Abbie Davies (proof copy) Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders (non-fiction) Girl A by Abigail Dean The […]

On the shelf: June 2021 reads

In May, I read: The Other People by C J Tudor Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan The Dinner Guest by B P Walter Kingdom by Jo Nesbo (DNF) Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg (proof) Her Last Holiday by C […]

Book Two is on its way!

I’ve had a busy couple of months since signing with my agent. I have recently signed a book deal for my second psychological thriller, provisionally called The Wedding Guest. If all goes to plan, book two will be published by One More Chapter in April 2022. Local journalist Libby is a plus-one at a celebrity […]


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