The queen of UK YA has done it again. Holly Bourne's new book, The Places I've Cried in Public, is her most powerful story yet. It follows Amelie as she retraces the steps of her relationship with Reese, specifically all the places he made her cry. This is a brilliant and heartbreaking book about abuse, … Continue reading Review: The Places I’ve Cried in Public
I haven't been terribly active in the blogosphere for the last couple of months because I've been busy working on my book (and watching copious amounts of Netflix). It's been going pretty well but I would like to get back in the habit of posting on here semi-regularly, so I've got a couple of new … Continue reading Hiatus Update
Two weeks ago, I went on a writing retreat - just me and my laptop, alone on a farm in the middle of nowhere. I actually got a lot more out of it than just this stupid blog post, but I'm a sucker for a catchy title. The aim was to focus on my novel … Continue reading I Went On A Writing Retreat And All I Got Was This Stupid Blog Post
On the threshold of a new year, it's very easy to proclaim that this year will be different. 'New year, new me' as they say. But change doesn't happen overnight, you have to build new habits and work hard to achieve your goals, and many resolution-setters only focus on the end goal, and not what … Continue reading New Year, Same Me
Anyone who follows this blog (so, mostly my parents) will have noticed I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately. There have been a number of contributing factors for this, but the main one is The Breakup™. About a week after my last post on here, my almost-three-year relationship came to a somewhat abrupt … Continue reading And We’re Back!
Just a quick update today for anyone who has been following my Famous Five reading challenge with bated breath. The plan was to read all 21 books in Enid Blyton's Famous Five series during the month of August, but I didn't even come close. I got about halfway through Book 10, because life and other … Continue reading The Famous Flop: An Update
Last weekend I attended my first ever YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) and it was amazing! I met so many brilliant authors and got so many books signed, and the panels and workshops were fantastic. I'd never been before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect (although I definitely prepared for and planned my … Continue reading My First YALC
A few months ago, I did something crazy. I handed in my notice at my exciting book-related marketing job, and took a part-time position at a shop near my house. Why would anyone take such a giant, seemingly backwards, step like that? It all started back in January of last year, when I received a … Continue reading Why I Quit My Dream Job To Work Part-Time