Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Uncanny Life of Polly OUT NOW!



Hello all!  I hope you're enjoying the summer so far.

It is with ENORMOUS pleasure that I can announce the release of my Chick lit / comedy The Uncanny Life of Polly!

The book is available through all major stockists and the e-version is out for the recession-busting price of only 99 cents!

I want to thank you all sincerely for all your encouragement to step out of my comfort zone and into this new genre.  It was incredible fun!

xxxx





THE UNCANNY LIFE OF POLLY

What would happen is books became real?

"Hilarity, heartbreak, and havoc by the bucket load!"


is available in e-version at your favourite store
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and in paperback through all major stockists
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and many more!




Polly writes chick lit and her debut novel is a worldwide bestseller. However, something strange starts to happen when she gets back from an international book tour. Polly finds that instead of art imitating life, her life starts to imitate art - or rather, her novel. 

She arrives home to find her husband in the arms of the maid. Wasn't that in Chapter Three of her book, Happily Ever After? 
Her best friend is having an affair with her husband, too, and is pregnant! Isn't that in Chapter Four? 
Then she meets a bronzed Greek and embarks on a passionate love affair. Wasn't that in Chapter Seven? 
Will anyone believe her life is mirroring her novel? Can she prevent the ultimate tragedy or must the book play out, precisely as she wrote it, to the bitter end? 
Her agent recommends that Polly go and live Happily Ever After on the proceeds of her book, and keep away from drama!












Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Come along to The Uncanny Life of Polly Launch Party on Facebook!



Come along and join me and lots of other friends and authors at

The Uncanny Life of Polly

Launch Party

on Facebook

on Friday 28th June!




There will be lots of fun and games, interviews - you can even ask me a question, and competitions!


Click HERE to join us!



Polly writes chick lit and her debut novel is a worldwide bestseller. However, something strange starts to happen when she gets back from an international book tour. Polly finds that instead of art imitating life, her life starts to imitate art - or rather, her novel. 
She arrives home to find her husband in the arms of the maid. Wasn't that in Chapter Three of her book, Happily Ever After? 
Her best friend is having an affair with her husband, too, and is pregnant! Isn't that in Chapter Four? 
Then she meets a bronzed Greek and embarks on a passionate love affair. Wasn't that in Chapter Seven? 
Will anyone believe her life is mirroring her novel? Can she prevent the ultimate tragedy or must the book play out, precisely as she wrote it, to the bitter end? 
Her agent recommends that Polly go and live Happily Ever After on the proceeds of her book, and keep away from drama!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Uncanny Life of Polly Cover Reveal!



I’m so excited to reveal the new cover for

The Uncanny Life Of Polly

Out Friday 28th June  

This adorable cover was designed by the super-fantastic Miranda Stork
It’s a contemporary comedy, and one writers especially might be interested in. 
What would happen…if your life started imitating your latest book?

Lookit. Lookit. You  know you want a copy.


Polly writes chick lit and her debut novel is a worldwide bestseller. However, something strange starts to happen when she gets back from an international book tour. Polly finds that instead of art imitating life, her life starts to imitate art – or rather, her novel.
She arrives home to find her husband in the arms of the maid. Wasn’t that in Chapter Three of her book, Happily Ever After?
Her best friend is having an affair with her husband, too, and is pregnant! Isn’t that in Chapter Four?
Then she meets a bronzed Greek and embarks on a passionate love affair. Wasn’t that in Chapter Seven?
Will anyone believe her life is mirroring her novel?
Can she prevent the ultimate tragedy or must the book play out, precisely as she wrote it, to the bitter end?
Her agent recommends that Polly go and live Happily Ever After on the proceeds of her book, and keep away from drama!



Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Writing Space!



Where do you write?   Do you have a writing space?

I've been asked these questions often, and I frequently see photos from other authors of their desks or offices.  This has on occasion brought out a little of the green eyed monster in me.
Why?  Because, I do not have a desk, an office or a study.
Where do I write?  On my bed!  Yes, actually on my bed.  I sit up with the pillows behind me and I have one of those lap-trays that people use to have dinner in bed or on the sofa.


I once read a quote from writer Philip Hensher - “I don’t have a writing room, and don’t want one. I’ve never written successfully at a desk – whenever anyone tries to give me a desk, it always fills up immediately with old bits of paper, and, after a week or two, I go back to writing on the end of the dining table, clearing it all up before dinner. Or, more often, just on the arm of the sofa.”

Am I the same?  Yes, undoubtedly.  Whenever I have a desk, it becomes a junk magnet instantly.  It may stay neat and tidy for a day or two, but soon the trash-fairy regularly deposits all over it.  I think for now it's safer not to have a desk ;-)

I am sure that it's important to have a safe, quiet place to write - a sanctuary, if you will.  Do I have that?  Of course!  My bedroom is just that sort of place.  Guests are prohibited and when the door is shut then it means 'Do Not Enter'!

Am I alone in this?  I doubt it.  For every writer who has a beautifully organised or equally disorganised study/writing den, I am sure there are lots who don't.  I am certain that many authors compose on the bus or train to work.  Most of us scribble notes here and there on any scrap of paper we have to hand.  I have even learnt the skill of writing in the dark!  I often wake up in the middle of the night when Mistress Inspiration whispers loudly in my ear.  I grab the pad in my drawer next to the bed and scribble away.  It's surprisingly legible in the morning ;-)
(However, I'm not sure that skill would look good on my resume!)


So, is it important to have a specific writing space?  No, I don't think so.  What is important, however, is peace, solitude and time to think undisturbed.  The Muse and Mistress Inspiration are fickle and temperamental.  They're frightened away by the slightest thing.
The best thing you can do for the writer in your life, is not necessarily to create a fabulous study for them, but perhaps to make them a mug of tea or coffee and leave them to write in peace for a while - even if they are just propped up on the bed! ;-)





Friday, 7 June 2013

Soon to be released!




The Uncanny Life of Polly



COMING  END JUNE 2013!





It's at the editing stage and in the hands of my lovely editor, Susan.
I'm so excited.  This is a new foray into the Chick-Lit genre for me and it also crosses into comedy.
I thoroughly enjoyed writing it and I know that will come across as you read it.  As a Brit, I am typically sarcastic and cheeky - well, perhaps more so than most people.  I've put that cheekiness into the book as I've told Polly's story.


Polly learns that she ought to be careful what she writes when her book starts to become real!
Hilarity, heartbreak, and havoc ensue by the bucket load!





Polly writes Chick Lit and her debut novel is a worldwide best seller.  
However, something strange starts to happen when she gets back from an international book tour.  Polly finds that instead of art imitating life, that her life starts to imitate art – or rather, her novel.
She arrives home to find her husband in the arms of the maid.  Wasn’t that in Chapter Three of her book Happily Ever After
Her best friend is having an affair with her husband, too, and is pregnant!  Isn’t that Chapter Four?
Then, she meets a bronzed Greek and embarks on a passionate love affair.  Wasn’t that in Chapter Seven? 
Will anyone believe that her life is mirroring her novel?
Can she prevent the ultimate tragedy or must the book play out, precisely as she wrote it, to the bitter end?
Her agent recommends that Polly go and live Happily Ever After on Fiji on the proceeds of her book, and keep away from drama!