'Look Up' by Gary Turk is going viral at the moment. I love it. I'm pleased though that my little poem was published in One Woman's Verses vs Cancer before the video was released. Otherwise I just might have had an accusation of plagiarism to address... Keep Looking Up It’s hard to keep ahead if you keep … Continue reading Keep Looking Up
I'm delighted that my first little book is being bought. It's not going to be hitting the best sellers list any time soon, but it is being bought. When I was writing it I didn't have a clue how many copies of the finished article I'd sell, but I had a figure of 400 in the back … Continue reading Happy but not satisfied
It's probably not the way that experienced writers or publicists would do it, but the little light launch of my little new book turned out just fine.... Together on the night we raised a fair few pennies for Women V Cancer and, more importantly, got many people talking about the signs and symptoms of three … Continue reading A little light launch
I've had enough feedback now to let me stop fretting about whether I succeeded in getting the tone of the book right. I seem to have managed it. I've actually been a little bit overwhelmed by the comments I've received. They're all very positive, I hasten to add, but I think I've just been taken aback by how … Continue reading The nail-biting is over
At last! My waiting’s over and the ‘Buy Now’ button has gone active (the setting up of which, by the way, was just about as challenging as the writing of the rhymes and the cycling of 100km round London in the pitch dark!) One Woman’s Verses vs Cancer is up for sale! I did, for a … Continue reading Open for business
To some folk I'll probably sound a bit deranged when I say that the moment I reached out and lifted the copy proof of my little book from the printer's hand this morning is one that I'll always treasure. It's a very little book but it's been written with a lot of heart and I'll … Continue reading A moment I’ll treasure
As I sit, and sit - waiting impatiently for a call from the printer - I'm really hoping this is true...