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February 5, 2021

How are you doing?

Me, I think I’ve run out of things to say . . .   Gone lockdown mute here. Brain fog. Low motivation, low interest . . . in anything, really. Have started and then stalled on at least three books …

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September 16, 2020

Hello there . . . 

How are you doing?! Sometime back in March, my creative brain went into lockdown along with the rest of the world. I parked 50k words of a novel I just couldn’t face writing anymore, and took up garde …

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March 25, 2020


OK . . . So I feel like I’m living in one of my own books. (And I do not like it.) Sending a great big virtual hug to everyone at this strange and scary time, and hoping you all stay as safe as you po …

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December 4, 2019

Don’t panic.

I have NOT abandoned this site. It just looks like it. I moved into a new house in June and I have been up to my safety goggles in DIY ever since. The whole place needed renovating: electrics, central …

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February 20, 2019


Cue random picture of the fruit bowl. I’ve gone quiet. I’m moving. I left Bristol in January, now staying with friends near Bath and hoping to move into a new house very soon. (And am I writing? Well …

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November 21, 2018


I am delighted to announce that The XY (UK title: Who Runs the World?) was published in the US by Sourcebooks on 6th November – and it has got an amazing cover:   What’s intriguing is that I’ve h …

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June 6, 2018

US cover reveal: THE XY

It’s here! Who Runs the World? will be published by Sourcebooks as The XY in the USA in November 2018 . . . and the advanced reader copies (aka proof copies) are now printed. After flying in to Chicag …

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June 6, 2018

WisCon, Tiptree & the USA

I can feel a huge descriptive fail coming on because too much happened in America. (Flew out to Chicago then drove to Madison – via lunch at Sourcebooks in Naperville – for four nights and five days o …

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March 20, 2018


I’m so very happy to share the news: Who Runs the World? has won the 2017 Tiptree Award. It is such a huge honour that my novel was chosen as winner from such an incredible international longlist. A h …

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