Press/Web Articles and Interviews
Here are some links to things I’ve written which I hope you’ll find interesting or/and useful.
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.
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!
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 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!
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!
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
How I channelled my loss into my writing
For The Yorkshire Post
Five Books about Mothers!
Article for The Big Issue
Why I wrote The Mother of All Christmases
Article for Books and the City
How to write a book – by women who have actually done it
Article for Marie Claire
Inspiration behind Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe
For Books and the City
Female First – Top 10 Tips for writing Rom Com
For Female First
Three Minutes with Milly Johnson
For Living North