How Rubbish Was January?

No kidding, it's difficult to write and edit when the world looks the way it does right now.

Why Happily Ever Afters Matter

I wouldn't categorise myself as a traditional lesbian romance author. My characters are too contrary for that.

Kittens, Kittens

I'm finally following up on that promise I made more than a month ago - to properly introduce readers to my new kittens.

Don't #ReclaimHerName

You might've heard of the #ReclaimHerName project undertaken by the Women's Prize for Fiction.

Don't Miss SCLHO Virtual 2020

If you can't come to a lesbian fiction hangout, the hangout will come to you. That's a way of describing what's happening next weekend.

Writing in Cafes

The things many of us take for granted (reliable internet access and as many research books as we need) are luxuries for some writers.

Learning from Recovering MPs

As you might guess from my forays into Westminster politics with Valerie and Amy, our legislators fascinate me.

Vera Stanhope - An Idol of Mine

Before the pandemic, me and my wife had scrapped our Netflix subscription in favour of a BritBox one, and it's definitely come in useful.

What's Interesting to Me

For me, "writing what you know" is more about delving into the emotions you know and the things that interest you.


I think something in my mindset has shifted again in the last month because I’m finding it harder than before to concentrate.