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Some More Upcoming Events – 2019

Thursday 14th March – I’m honoured and excited to be talking with Dee Lestari and Laksmi Pamuntjak at the London Book Fair as part of the British Council’s Indonesia Focus, in which writers celebrating the best of Indonesian literature discuss their work. I feel grossly under-qualified, and not a little bit intimidated by the achievements […]

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9 Hours of Grade 9

Ever wanted to spend a weekend at a martial arts seminar? Pack the arnica, you’ll need it. Day 1. 12 p.m.. Injuries: none. Actually, technically there’s still a healing scar across my forehead from when I hit myself in the face with my own palm stick two weeks ago. For the sake of my ego, […]

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Now That Edits Are Over

… I am, for the first time since… oooh… can’t really remember… sitting down and thinking about what to do next. Don’t get me wrong: I’m gonna write more books next. ‘Cos writing is awesome. And there’ll be more edits on the current book, but hopefully they’ll be far less intense. But I’m also at […]

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Philip K Dick Award

To my delight and gratitude, 84K has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award for 2019! It’s an amazing shortlist to be on, and an award with an incredible heritage and legacy, so I’m very excited to be considered to say the least. In my Dad’s old papers and books, of which there are […]

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A Life In Apps

When this blog started, I had the same phone I’d had at school. It made calls; it received calls. That was all. That was all I needed. It probably still is. However, since then, the world has lurched forward, and I’ll admit that right now, I am pretty dependent on my phone. Especially in gigs, […]

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Christmas 2018!

Happy Christmas all! Another solar orbit done, and not gonna lie, 2018 has had a fair number of downs, as well as some truly extraordinary ups. 2019 looks like it will also be a bit of an adventure, especially in the UK as we lurch towards what could well prove to be one of the […]

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Girly Girly Violence – 2018

It surprises me how, years later, a blog post I wrote about being a woman doing a martial art is still getting comments.  Particularly, people are STILL debating the merit of hitting a guy in the nuts as a tool of self-defence.  Most don’t really have much of a relationship with this other than “oh […]

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My local library

When I was at primary school, we’d sometimes walk round the back of the carpark, up the back road and to my local library.  It was a treat – a special day.  We’d sing “the wheels on the bus go round and round” (endlessly) and get to choose a couple of books each to read, […]

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Swimathon – March 2019

I’ve signed up to swim 5k in March 2019 to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie!  Yaaaaayyyy!  Because 200 lengths is fine, right?  Totally fine…. This is not my first swimathon.  In 2015 and 2016 I was part of a swimming team (the Red Herrings) which divided up the task of doing […]

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Crazy weeks and sleep

It’s been a few crazy weeks.  To summarize roughly, they went something like this… At the end of October, I was lucky enough to be a guest at Fantasycon, which this year was held in Chester.  On the Friday of going to Fantasycon, I first went to Ipswich to see rehearsals for a (stunningly good) […]

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Silence

As an only child, growing up in the city, I remember the first time my parents left me home alone for a weekend.  The house was far too big for me, and since I lived in Hackney, but went to school on the other side of town, there wasn’t a sense of friends nearby, of […]

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Fantasycon 2018

A (apologetically late) shout-out to anyone who’s going to be at Fantasycon 2018 in Chester this year!  There’s loads of wonderful people going, and I have a feeling large quantities of alcohol will be consumed as a side-effect of this; it’s also just a really friendly, fun place to meet fellow lovers of words and […]

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