A cautionary tale of Viva Voluptuous

As you might already know, in addition to being a copywriter, I’m also a published author. I’ve been down the self-publishing route too, with some success, but I was massively excited in 2012 when John Hunt Publishing took on my novel, Viva Voluptuous and gave me a contract to write it on the basis of Read More

Viva Voluptuous

Viva Voluptuous, Tess Holliday & Plus Size Positivity

It looks like I got in early – that would be a first! In 2012 I started writing my first novel, Viva Voluptuous, about three gorgeous plus size women who were on a mission to prove to the world that you didn’t have to be thin to be happy. It was published last year and Read More


Word Boutique Book Review: The Turn of the Screw

I’ve been meaning to read this for months, as it’s been sitting on my Kindle, and yesterday was just the kind of dark, cold night that’s perfect for a ghost story. The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, isn’t for the faint-hearted reader. By that I mean that if you aren’t a real lover Read More

Stole my life

Book Review – The Woman who Stole my Life

I have been promising to add book reviews to the site for a while, and I finally took the time to read a good old-fashioned chick-lit favourite’s latest offering this weekend. I’ve loved Marian Keyes since the nineties, and I tend to buy everything she does almost on autopilot. She has a relaxed writing style Read More