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And the first review is in...

Posted on 10 May 2011

...and, thank goodness, it's OK! Thanks to the wonderful blog The Book Bag for being first of the block and showing To My Best Friends, some love. You can read the full review here...

Where do you get your ideas from?

Posted on 02 May 2011

If there's one question that all authors hate, it's this: Where do you get your ideas from? I read somewhere that Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust and American Gods, once said 'from the ideas...

To My Best Friends - pub date news!

Posted on 23 Apr 2011

It's been a long time coming, I know, but finally it's - almost - here. To My Best Friends is out IN PAPERBACK on May 26th. It's really nerve-wracking when the proofs first go out, so it's a...

All change stateside

Posted on 29 Apr 2010

As you can see, there's been a small change to the US edition. Not only has it been repackaged with this cute blue cover, but Avon decided to change the name too, because they wanted to...


Fancy a snoop around my house? PLUS Event news

Posted on 07 Jun 2011

Well, here's your chance - in the new issue of Red (july), on sale now, I subject myself to the This Life slot. And, honestly, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I am full of renewed respect - not to mention sympathy - for all the women (authors, actresses, singers, designers, Red's Hot Women judges, and, er, me!) who have put themselves through it.

You can read the interview with me at right now, but the full set of pictures are exclusively in the magazine. And as an extra treat, the one here - of me bribing our mog, Shinobi, to play nice for the photographer for just five minutes - isn't featured anywhere else. Other than on my fridge door.

Oh, and one other thing. I will be doing a Red Network event at London's the Hospital Club on June 21st with the lovely supermodel-turned-chef, and presenter of BBC2's Baking Made Easy, Lorraine Pascal and Sarah Walters, founder of We'll be talking about how we turned our passions into a pay day and helping you do the same. Maybe see you there?