Friday, July 29, 2011


Don't worry, it's not actually torn. I can vouch for its 100% intactness. Fnar fnar.

So who wants to get their grubby mitts on this little beauty? The lucky winner will be the first person in the whole wide world to read TORN! (Well, the first person in the whole wide world apart from me, my agent, my editor and some friends... but still!)

To be in with a chance of winning, please leave a comment below answering the following question:

How far would YOU go to win this book?*

I'll pick a winner on Monday morning. That gives you the whole weekend to come up with a wild and wonderful answer. This contest is open internationally, and you don't have to be a follower to enter.


*Thanks to the lovely @mattlibrarian for the contest idea!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pupdate part deux

I'm afraid I really don't have anything to talk about that's not pup-related. Griffin is taking up all my time. Well, Griffin and the occasional episode of Supernatural. And maybe an episode or two of Fringe.

So... Griffin news! He's made a friend! A gorgeous labrador named Amber, belonging to the lovely Nicola Morgan. The meeting went swimmingly apart from a slight Griffin-squishing incident. I think you can tell from the first pic here that it was love at first sight for Griffin. Not sure Amber was quite so enamoured.

In other news, I really should be checking the page proofs for TORN... but I have a puppy! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DO ANY WORK?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


See what I did there? PUPDATE!

I have no coherent thoughts. My brain is pup-addled. Here are some pics of the Griffmeister. He charms everyone he meets and saves all his naughtiness just for me.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some thoughts

1. Have you read AMERICAN GODS, by Neil Gaiman? You probably have. According to Twitter I seem to be the very last person in the known universe to read it. And if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? It's bloody brilliant. I read the 'author's preferred text', which is something like 12,000 words longer than the original book. I'd be very interested in comparing the two versions and may well do so one day. Unless one of you has read both and can save me the time?

2. I somehow got involved in a Facebook conversation about fanciable cartoon characters. Any favourites you want to tell me about? You tell me yours and maybe, just maybe, I'll tell you mine.

3. I've ventured into the world of Google+. Am liking it muchly so far. There's something very satisfying about putting people in circles. I hope the arrival of Google+ will force Facebook to buck up its ideas, especially regarding privacy.

4. This song is rocking my socks off right now. Bwani Junction are going to be BIG.

5. Last, but by no means least... This little fella is arriving tomorrow:

That's all from me. What's going on with YOU?