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portobello this weekend – come!

Aye so, this weekend is the Portobello Book Festival , my local literary shindig! Now in its third year, it’s got a pretty great line up, and you can check out the entire programme here. Janice Galloway and Candia McWilliam, … Continue reading

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achtung – cover for german edition of smokeheads

Ach, so here is the cover that BTB have knocked together for the publication in Germany next summer of Smokeheads. Or as it’s known in Germany, erm, Smokeheads. Cos they couldn’t think of a decent translation of the title, presumably. … Continue reading

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never apologise, never explain

So, following hot on the heels of Bookgeek’s amazing review of Smokeheads, there’s now a penetrating Q&A with me over on their website. In which I talk about my loft, strong female characters and the best writing advice I ever … Continue reading

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@subtlemelodrama loves smokeheads

Another great review of Smokeheads has appeared from a clearly very erudite, intelligent and beautiful blogger, Bethany over at Subtle Melodrama – cheers Bethany! Bethany reckons that ‘This would be an amazing film, if done properly.’ Even if done shitly, … Continue reading

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massive smokeheads review at the crime of it all

There’s a massive review of Smokeheads over at The Crime of it All, courtesy of Cormac O’Siochain. He manages to be both very positive and very negative about it in the same review. My favourite line is: ‘I’m left with … Continue reading

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smokeheads: cracking reviews and sweary interviews

Aye so, there’s been a wee flurry of Smokeheads-related shite appearing in papers and online over the last few days, what with the sexy, new paperback version coming out. Here’s a quick rundown: Excellent review in The Independent on Sunday. … Continue reading

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my book is out today (again)!

Publication day! Again! Smokeheads is out in its mass market paperback format today, five wee months after it first came into the world as a trade paperback. You can buy it here. It has a new cover: Which I like … Continue reading

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audacious author q&a

I always find it’s best to do online Q&A interviews when you’re a bit pished. Lately I had a backlog of them, so I had a few whiskies last night and bashed out some suitably erudite answers. The first one … Continue reading

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smokeheads hits russia and some other press shit

Aye so, been away on holiday in France for a while. The one thing I learnt is that Bruno Mars must be coining it in from French radio royalties. Aaaaanyway, there’s been a smattering of Smokeheads action while I was … Continue reading

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new cover

OK, got a new cover for the paperback of Smokeheads, out August 4th. Here it is. Whatcha think? I like it.

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