Alice Hart to be published in France!

Last week, on the day before my birthday, I got a phone call which was probably the best Birthday Eve gift I’ll ever get in…

A new ride around the sun

Birthdays are for celebrating this life my mama pushed me into the world to live. And this year was no exception. Sarah moved heaven and…

My book. In my hands.

Sam got home around 5.30pm. “Is it here?” he asked, soon as he was through the door. I shook my head. Refreshed delivery status again:…

The (nearly) unbearable bliss of Alice Hart’s first steps

26 June Gazillions of things will happen in the world today. In my tiny speck, one of them will be the first time in my…

Home away from home = tit sweat

Having grown up by the sea, in the sea, of the sea, living in a landlocked city has been character-building. Even when I lived in…

Utmost happiness

We spent election results night in the company of Arundhati Roy, on the last stop of her UK book tour at Manchester’s Royal Northern College…

Alice’s first flight

What sights to wake up to, from my Australian team: first glimpses of my novel in book form. As in, a real book. That people…

This is Paulina

This is Paulina. Before this afternoon, we were strangers. It was a good, productive morning. I had a video call with my Aussie publisher. Worked…

True courage

“All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in…

Paradise found: Scarthin Books

On a recent weekend adventure, we discovered Scarthin Books, the most beautiful English bookstore I’ve ever stepped foot in. With its own veggie (gluten-free, vegan!) cafe,…