Articles & Interviews

Here are some links to things I’ve written which I hope you’ll find interesting or/and useful. 

Two Lit Chicks

I had a great time talking to these guys about three books: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Fifteen Streets by Catherine Cookson. Also how I imagine Heathcliff would smell.

The Next Chapter

Journalist and fellow author Ellie Barker interviewed me for her Next Chapter series which features people who have taken brave leaps to change their lives whether it be a small one or a large. Hope you enjoy!

The Shift – podcasts by Sam Baker

Sam Baker has interviewed some amazing top birds over 40 and I was absolutely delighted to be asked to be included. She’s a fantastic interviewer and you should work your way through all of her many podcasts because they are enlightening and so interesting. My tones are far from velvet but I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking.

The Global Interview

“The Global Interview aims to deliver insights from some of the best creatives, leaders, and thinkers. Our editorial team works with people from all walks of life that we feel would be of interest to our global audience.”
I was flattered to be interviewed by them recently and this is the result!

Monkey Business with Rosalyn

I was interviewed by the wonderful podcaster Rosalyn Palmer at the Boston Book Festival and enjoyed it so much that I agreed to do one of her Monkey Business podcasts with her … and this is the result. Do check out her other podcasts which are absolutely fascinating! 

Yorkshire Life

I had a great interviewer and photographer for this article. Even my summer house looks like a proper feature.  I love going in there – it’s my den!

Winning the RNAs Outstanding Achievement Award – Frost Magazine
“It was one of those ‘pinch-yourself’ moments: how was it that me, a northern bird with no industry connections, who always wanted to be an author but never really thought it would be possible, was getting this accolade?” 

Books and the City
The Books and the City website (run by my publisher, Simon & Schuster) has some fab interviews, giveaways, amazing comps – join their mailing list so you don’t miss out! I also write occasional articles for them, some of which I’ve included below. Don’t expect anything highbrow!

Why (and how) I write Romantic Comedy
For the Writers and Artists Yearbook

Motherhood Made Me!
For Female First

A Change is Coming
A short story for My Weekly

Five Books about Mothers!
Article for The Big Issue

Why I wrote The Mother of All Christmases
Article for Books and the City

Why Libraries are Vital
For Writers Online