My FAQs!

When will your novel be released?

You can follow progress and updates for all of my writing projects, including my novels, through this site as well as my social media!

What are your favourite books?

The Faithful and the Fallen series by John Gwynne The 'Farseer' Trilogy by Robin Hobb Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling The Salem Witch Trials by K.N.Shields The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony Diterlizzi The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce The Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch The Fallen series by Lauren Kate

How do you deal with rejection and/or criticism?

Rejection and criticism are never easy to deal with. I tend to take a deep breath and try to see things from the publisher/editor/critic's point of view. Keep the good comments (for whenever you need a morale boost) and take all negativity with a pinch of salt. Though a good cry and a pint of ice cream never hurt either.

How can I get published too?

The same way any other writer does. Write, write, write. Then edit, edit, edit - it helps to join or find a group of people you can trust to provide you with honest feedback so that you can get a second opinion. Just remember to always follow the guidelines provided by each journal or publisher before you send them your work.

How do you deal with writer's block?

Sometimes our muse, and our minds, needs a break and every writer finds their own way of handling the block. Personally, I find distracting myself by walking outside with my dogs, rading a book, playing a game, or tackling housework can help. Otherwise I tend to talk to my partner or my closest writing friends about the novel to see if they can bring a fresh eye to the problem. The one thing you must never do is stop writing altogether. Don't ever let the block defeat you.

Do you have an agent?

Not yet. I will be considering agents once my novel has been finished.

How can I contact you?

You can contact me via the form on this site.

How can I access your publications?

A full list of my publications can be found on this site. Where possible I have added a link to each piece. If you read and like any of the publications please feel free to send me your comments/reviews via the contact form on this site.

Do you take commissions?

I am open to the suggestion of commissions, however, I do maintain a full time job while I work on my current writing projects so please consider this when enquiring. You can contact me via the relevant form on this site.

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