I will not waste my speck: my Manchester + first glimpse of my novel as an Actual Fucking Book

As more details emerge it’s growing increasingly clear Monday night was, as Slate has called it, ‘an attack on girls and women…on girlhood…a massive act…

OMBT: The Girls

Reading for PURE PLEASURE, post-novel! I’m feasting on my TBR pile with reckless abandon. On My Bedside Table: THIS. The Girls by Emma Cline. “We…

Everything and nothing

Holy mother of all things sacred and vulnerable: THIS. A snippet of the text my publisher sent me in response to my final edits. I…

Waiting…

April 27 Spring solace. April 30 A long weekend full of the very best big-little things. May 3 I was leaning against the sink, reading.…

The next finish line: time, magic, and running wild

My edits are done. I finished on the weekend, and sent my reworked manuscript back to my wise and intuitive publisher. “You know it is…

A slice of editing life

April 13. When one of the best men you know, who read an early draft of your manuscript and championed you through dark woods, gets…

Alice Hart in Russian!

Nearly too excited/thrilled/comatose to form words. But the confirmation email has arrived. It’s real. My novel, about a woman’s journey to own her story, has…

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

Swipe left to open. 🌸 Home. In bathrobe, at kitchen table. With tea. Bird's nest hair. Staring at wall trying to absorb what's happened in…

London Book Fair 2017

14th March, 2017. 1.00pm. I’m off to London today for my first London Book Fair, riding the wings of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart,…

#IWD2017 Alice to be published in Japan & Serbia!

An immensely powerful thrill to share on International Women’s Day: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart has sold to Shueisha in JAPAN, and Vulkan in…