Archive for May 2012

Gladys, Gloria et al

  Standing in the middle of Grafton Street this morning having my photo taken and trying to look completely natural I was reminded of a couple of  other pre-pub moments in my, ahem, career. There was the time when my then publisher’s front desk receptionist burst my balloon of celebrity by announcing me as, ‘Gloria Graham for Mr Motion.’ I think he’s…

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Woke Up This Morning…

When I woke up this morning I didn’t   know what a flipbook was. If I’d had to guess I’d have said it was one those cartoony picture books you riffle through quickly to get the sensation that the images are moving. Wrong. I know what one is now. I may not actually own one but you could say I’m…

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Marginalia

   Mr F and I disagree on very few important issues  –  they’re mainly of the ‘wet spoon in the sugar bowl’ degree of seriousness, but there is one thing I do think warrants my going public: writing in books. On this point, never the twain. Like me my husband loves books. Unlike me he never…

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In Three Minds

  This is one of the most confusing times of my working year. It’s just three weeks till my new novel is published, so part of each day is devoted to getting the word out. Tweeting, Pinning, Posting. Plus the really important stuff, like deciding what shoes to wear to the launch party. Then there’s my Work in Progress, which…

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A Writer's Worst Fear

Well, it’s happened. You write the  novel, you edit it, it goes to press and then before you can get it onto the bookstands one of your characters escapes. Or in my case, two characters. A Humble Companion is due out on June 7th, an everyday story of 18th century London, Royals and mere humans. You may…

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