Writing is a funny business (when it isn’t a miserable one….). What sets me off on writing a book can be something apparently quite insignificant but that hooks into my skin in some way and I find I can’t quite shake it off. Sometimes, it’s a single image: with my...
#TravelBold ‘A Place to Call Home’ Somerset Gallery – Fay Keenan
It wasn’t until I started writing novels that I realised just how much inspiration there is to be found in this county. What a Cinderella county it was.
Becoming a mother for the first time was the hardest thing I’ve ever done (writing Time Out was a close second!). I had all sorts of expectations about what kind mother I would be and fell short of all of them. Sleep-deprivation and breast-feeding difficulties just...
My next novel, The Old Girls’ Network, is out on 16th June. I always experience a special feeling when a book is released into the world.
I’ve always been one of those people who can read anywhere. Whether I’m reading on a tour bus during a sing-a-long, or on a packed-out train during rush hour, I’ve never had much trouble shutting the world out. I suppose it’s for that reason that I’d never really...
A gallery of images showcasing the #TravelBold location of the Isle of Wight, chosen by author, Mary Grand. Pre-order Mary’s book, The House Party now.
Do you have your own currency or need a passport? What is it really like to live on the Isle of Wight, and why is it such a special place to set a novel?
It can be hard not to feel like you should be doing the same and that there’s something wrong with you because You Just Can’t. Newsflash! There is Nothing Wrong With You!