My second novel, this time for Young Adults, is being released on 8th November 2018 (by RedDoor). It's the tale of Oskar, the ultimate teenage loner, who hates being touched and whose eyes are always itchy from acute conjunctivitis. He perks himself up by painting other people's misery. Click on View Event to read more
It was a delight to read out my short story, commissioned for this year's festival, on a crazy hot Saturday in a cool tent in Queen's Park.
WhitLit 2015 boasts a plethora of illustrious authors including Kate Mosse, David Nicholls, Patrick Gale and Penny Vincenzi. But this year the organisers have also programmed a special Writers’ Day on Saturday 9th May in the Whitstable Castle.
Thrilling news. Cinema Lumière made a good old dent in the Amazon contemporary romance giveaway list. So a big, fat thank you to everyone who downloaded the Kindle edition over the weekend of 22nd Feb. Very, very grateful!
Cinema Lumière has been hitching a ride on the London tube as part of the brilliant Books on the Underground scheme. The idea is simple - and delightful. 20 books are cunningly placed on assorted tube trains, and if you spot one which takes your fancy, you can pick it up, read it, Tweet about it, then pop it back on whichever tube you happen to be when you're done. Genius.
"An extraordinary, funny, soul-warming book" Sainsbury's magazine
Who says synchronicity doesn't exist? After a chance conversation in a cafe, where I overhear someone talking about a features writing workshop, I sign up and trundle along. And guess what?
Here's your chance to get an early Christmas present: I'm running a giveaway on Goodreads until December 15th. 10 winners will be picked at random.
Book Launch @ Waterstones, Notting Hill. Tuesday 25th November 6.30pm
Waterstones are celebrating Cinema Lumière by giving me a second launch. There'll be all sorts of delights on offer, from fine wines and free cinema tickets to accordion players and dicky French accents. Do come!
Cinema Lumière in the press - Absolutely Notting Hill magazine follows Hattie around Portobello to snuffle out her favourite haunts.
What started out as a small gathering of family and mates to celebrate the sending out of Cinema Lumière into the world, ended up as a brilliant 80-people party, with the Mayor, The Evening Standard and even one of my favourite directors... click on the link above to read more and see photos from the event