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It's Getting Closer!

The second proof copy of my novel ‘Thursday’s Child’ arrived today. It took less than a week from when I ordered it.

It looks great – the cover, the font, the setting out are all wonderful.  60 more words

Australia

#PhonePhill - Conversation #17: Dominic Carver (strikes back)

I had a lovely, if brief, chat with Dominic Carver not-so-recently – probably a couple of months back now. In fact, no probably about it – it was ages ago. 994 more words

Random Witterings

Moving

Oh hello, it’s been a while. Haven’t the months been kind to you? I like what you’ve done to your hair/shoes/teeth.

And so on.

I moved house back in April and blogging seemed less important than unpacking and DIY. 39 more words

Random Witterings

Samuel Succors

Yesterday was the 308th year anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s birthday: We’ve arrived at
September 18 + 1, but I’m sure Samuel won’t mind if we hoist a proverbial glass today. 313 more words

Great hopes for THE GREAT HIBERNATION

Well, friends, the day is here. My fourth novel, The Great Hibernation, is out in the world. This is definitely my weirdest book, and in some ways, also… 804 more words

Getting Published

A Proclamation

Normally when I sit down to write a post for Emu’s Debuts, I come in with a plan, feeling assured and confident the post will be done in roughly an hour, I’ll add a few gifs, and voila! 496 more words

Celebrations

ACKNOWLEDGING THE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

In the months leading up to signing with my agent, I got in the habit of flipping to the acknowledgements page of middle-grade books to peruse who the author thanked and how fervently they thanked them.   597 more words