My first full-time job in books was as a Blackwell’s Broad Street Oxford bookseller in 2010-11. I remember how overwhelming it felt to realise that I was actually being paid to talk about (and unpack, and shelve, and sell) books all day long. It’s been almost ten years since I worked there, but I still miss it sometimes, and I still feel like part of the Blackwell’s family.… Read more
I’ve written a blog for Waterstones about why I write mystery novels for children, and another for Girls Heart Books thanking Waterstones booksellers for getting behind the books – I seriously am so grateful to them for how enthusiastic they’ve been.… Read more
Over the past few days my Sherlock hat and I have been on the road, spreading the word about Murder Most Unladylike (which would be, in case you are wondering, perfect for the stocking of anyone 8 and up who enjoys mystery stories).
On Thursday evening, Waterstones Hampstead were nice enough to invite me to their rather fancy Christmas author soiree (this is code for shopping with free mince pies).… Read more
It’s been another wonderful week for Murder Most Unladylike! Last Friday I went on a mini bookshop tour of south London with the wonderful Mo O’Hara (she of Zombie Goldfish fame). We visited Village Books Dulwich and Tales on Moon Lane (both of which are very much worth a visit, if you are in the area.… Read more