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Proms at St Jude's LitFest 2016

On June 25th 2016, I'll be interviewing award-winning author Mark Haddon about his masterful collection of short stories, The Pier Falls



Greenwich Book Festival, 2016

On May 28th 2016, I'll be at the Greenwich Book Festival interviewing bestselling author Chris Cleave about his new novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven.


Chiplit 2016

On April 23rd 2016, I'll be chairing Liar, Liar: The Best Liars in Fiction with CL Taylor, Lucy Atkins and Amanda Jennings.






Sceptre 30 Event At Foyles

On April 18th 2016, I'll be interviewing Chris Cleave, Tristan Gooley and Clare Morrall at Foyles about the theme of Water in their books, as part of the Sceptre 30 celebrations.




Rooftop Book Club with Maggie O'Farrell and Monica Wood

On February 2nd 2016, I'll be interviewing award-winning author Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel, This Must Be the Place, and Monica Wood about The One In a Million Boy at the Rooftop Book Club. Tickets available here.



Henley Literary Festival - September 2015

I'm thrilled to be back at Henley Literary Festival this year, to interview Candace Bushnell about Sex and the City, tapping into the zeitgeist and the interplay between biography and fiction.



Literati with Jackie Collins - September 2015

I was honoured to interview Jackie Collins at Grosvenor House Literati, in what transpired to be one of her very last interviews - and her final live event - before she died a week later.



Costa Book Awards 2015 - First Novel Judge

Am thrilled - and very honoured - to be judging the First Novel category for the 2015 Costa Book Awards. Our shortlist will be announced in November, with category winner on January 4th 2016 and overall Costa Book of the Year on Jaunuary 26th 2016.




ChipLit Festival 2015

I'm delighted to be at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival discussing 'Mothers in Fiction' with Clare Mackintosh and Rowan Coleman on April 25th.




Literati with Richard Madeley - October 2014

I'm thrilled to be back at Grosvenor House Hotel on October 17th to host Literati where I'll be interviewing author, TV presenter and Book Club champion Richard Madeley. 



Henley Literary Festival - October 2014

I'll be appearing at Henley Literary Festival on October 1st alongside Jason Hewitt and Rosa Rankin-Gee talking about debut novels. Chaired by Royal Society of Authors Chair, Daniel Hahn. 



Glitterati with Paige Toon, Jane Costello and Ali Harris - August 2014

I'm delighted to be hosting Glitterati in the Red Bar at the Grosvenor House Hotel on August 28th where I'll be interviewing three leading women's fiction authors: Paige Toon, Jane Costello and Ali Harris




BIB Awards 2014

I'm honoured to have been shortlisted for the BritMums Brilliance In Blogging Awards 2014: a fantastic achievement for someone who's only been blogging for five months! If you fancy voting for me, you can do so here.


Penguin Video Q&A

On the Penguin Youtube channel, I chatted about writing, researching and even answered a few quick-fire questions. 



Penguin Blog: My Publishing Journey

Over on the Penguin Blog, I wrote about my publishing journey, from unbound manuscript to published novel (and everything in between). 


The Last Night of Summer: short story

Think you know all your family secrets? 

In this exclusive short story for The Sunday Express, I question just how well you know those you love.



Twitter Interview - Tips for Authors

To celebrate publication of The Dead Wife's Handbook, I took part in a live Twitter Q&A with Penguin, about writing, research a book and with plenty of tips for aspiring authors. 






Penguin Firsts Video

As part of Penguin Firsts, we made a little film where I revealed my firsts of everything. Well, almost everything...



Penguin Firsts

I was delighted to be featured on Penguin Firsts: a new initiative showcasing the best of Penguin's debut authors. Check out my page for info, reviews and book recommendations.


The Myth of the Working from Home Mother

Check out my blog for BritMums on what it's really like working from home with a small toddler in tow.

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Penguin Podcast: Happy Families Are All Alike

In the latest edition of the Penguin podcast, you can hear me reading from the opening chapters of The Dead Wife's Handbook (I'm right at the end!) You can also hear the likes of Jojo Moyes and Lesley Pearce talking about their most recent novels.