Dear Readers, I’m having to take some time out at the moment, which is why things are a little quiet on the old online front. The reason for this is that three and a half weeks ago, or thereabouts, my body kind of shut down and stopped working. Since then I’ve mostly been in bed with almost no strength or energy at all. There’s no sign of improvement, so I’m taking a big long resssssst. And will be back when I’m better. You behave yourselves until then, OK? xLR PS. Don’t worry. My third novel is still on its way … Continue reading
AHOY THERE friends! Oh my flaming knobs it’s been a busy week! But I won’t go on about that because it would be very boring; I will instead sound a modest trumpet fanfare and deliver some exciting bits and pieces of NEWS. Here goes! 1. Reveal Magazine goes bonkers: I’m not joking – there is a double page spread in Reveal magazine this week featuring none other than Lucy Robinson! In a bloomin’ naughty sailor’s outfit! Eeeek! I’ll explain the outfit later on in this post but for now, check out the magazine. I’m even on the front cover! It is probably … Continue reading
Background There comes a time in the writing of a novel when my brain begins to disintegrate and I realise I have to stop writing, IMMEDIATELY, because my novel is teetering on the brink of Apocalyptically Shit. This normally happens when I have been writing hard for several weeks without a break. On Friday last week I knew this time had come because on reviewing the previous paragraph I discovered that I had written the following: Later on I thought about Julian and Jan Borsos and how uncomfortable it had been at dinner. The issue of Fiona hadn’t been just … Continue reading
It’s January 2013. Which means – finally – my SECOND NOVEL IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED. This fact makes me want to – in no particular order – 1. Perform cartwheels down my hallway while roaring loudly (I won’t: I have the gymnastic capabilities of an overweight polar bear and my throat is a bit hurty.) 2. Set fire to my computer in a complex ceremony that is designed to imply ancient writerly practices but is instead just an attempt to avoid having to read any reviews of any sort 3. Buy a lot of cheese, which is something I … Continue reading
Just in case you’d not heard my screaming on facebook and twitter, here is some news: MY FIRST BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR 99p on KINDLE RIGHT NOW. To take advantage of this spectacular offer, click here. That is all.
Hi there friends and enemies (I don’t know why I put that.) I was just popping by to say that I’m in the process of uploading all of my old blogs to my website. They’re coming in a not-necessarily chronological order, at strange times of the day, and those of you who subscribe to my blog may have been deluged with emails announcing the arrival of yet another load of Argentinian chatter. Cos Argentina is where I was two years ago, waiting patiently by the phone in case The Man, my possibly beau, called me from the Antarctic. (He did, … Continue reading