Most writers arrive fully-formed, their debut novel hailed as something special and original. That or they're just ignored and left to fend for themselves. The word ‘debut’ carries a special cache around the publishing industry. I started off performing live shows, writing my own stories, hoping to be published one day. Twilight was a huge… Continue reading The Path to Happiness
Now that the news is out about Happiness Is Wasted On Me (it’s available to pre-order hint hint hint), I can’t get myself sorted for actually getting out and about, promoting it. I’ve been speaking to some venues, looking at doing live shows, or literary salons. They’re the only salons I go to! Everything is… Continue reading Walking back to Happiness…
Hall Of Fame is the strand of this blog where I discuss my favourite things. It might be a book, an album, a movie or a video game. Pop music in 2005 was a foreign country and I'd lost my passport just like Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud. The borders in pop were vast, the… Continue reading Hall Of Fame: Anniemal by Annie
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is always a lot of stressful fun for me. It's enjoyable, but you're there to work so it's impossible to completely relax. I was in Edinburgh for three days this week, enjoying the sun (praise Jesus for deodorant), seeing the sights (there's a KFC in Waverley Station), and most importantly… Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017
I was ready, my fabulous faux fur packed in my Louis Vuitton bag, snugly folded beside the legendary Kurt Cobain lunchbox...and it was off down to Newcastle with gal pal (and fellow author that isn't an actual fellow) ALEX NYE. I met Alex on the train to Edinburgh, where we had a good chat about… Continue reading Kirky’s Holiday In Newcastle…
I'll be attending this year's UKYACX which takes place in Newcastle Library on the 17th September. It'll have a lot of special guests and a very large pot for tea, which is basically the reason I'm going down to England. I'm a tea tart. It's the start of many trips down to England, because they… Continue reading UKYACX 2016!
I'm so sorry that I haven't been blogging as much recently, but it isn't my fault! Put the blame on my hectic life. That's a good excuse isn't it? And it's YOURS for free. If you're late for an appointment then you utter the words, "Put the blame on my hectic life." If you're too… Continue reading Yay YA+ 2016
Hello, I wanted to blog a few days ago but I've been a bit busy with everything surrounding my novel. I have a small team around me which makes things a bit easier plus my publisher helps out immensely. Thank goodness. So what do I have planned for you? What is coming up in the… Continue reading Down The Blog Bog!