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About being in the Indie Spotlight with Literary Lightbox

Since being in the Indie Spotlight with Loretta Milan’s Literary Lightbox, I’ve gotten new confidence about my efforts in being an indie author. As a newcomer to this adventure, I’ve been overcoming and stumbling from challenge-to- challenge – whether it is getting enough courage to share my writing with the world, or figuring out the […]

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50 Shades of Grey made me do it!

It wasn’t my desire to explore the thrill of bondage and get kinky with ropes. It wasn’t the riveting dialogue or burning romance or tantalizing sex scenes. But there was something about the understated grey cover, the words and the popularity of that book that made me do something. 50 Shades of Grey made me […]

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Author David Thorpe reviews my book and gives it 4 stars

Novelist, screenwriter and comics writer David Thorpe has kindly reviewed my cli-fi book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ on Amazon and says: In Ark is a good introduction to this genre; it is slow-paced and easy to read, and raises pertinent questions about how humanity will adapt and respond to the most pressing challenge […]

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#InArk Book Launch

I am so grateful to everyone who made it out in the rain on Saturday, 8th November 2014 to celebrate with me for my book launch of my In Ark: A Promise of Survival. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Despite the challenging weather – hey, it was kind of a dystopian mood-setting rain – […]

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DJ Tunesmith to play In Ark book launch

Guests attending my book launch for In Ark: A Promise of Survival on Saturday, November 8th, will be treated to an atmospheric soundscape crafted by Joan Smith, aka DJ Tunesmith, who will curate a mix of post-apocalyptic, and soulful rhythms from throughout the decades. “Expect the music to be deep and gulley for the In […]

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Join me for my BOOK LAUNCH!

Old friends, family, new friends and total strangers — you are invited to join me on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 to celebrate the launch of my first book In Ark: A Promise of Survival! In my fictional cli-fi tale about a woman who gets abducted by an eco-survivalist cult, I hope you’ll be intriqued, entertained […]

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I’m joining in the #PeoplesClimate March

This coming Sunday, millions of people around the world will be taking to their streets in effort to raise awareness about the doom that climate change can bring for planet Earth. Will you join in the #PeoplesClimate March? In London, you can meet me at Temple at 1 PM. I’d love to meet you, and […]

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Meet my #InArk character Mya Brand in this blog tour

After spending two years developing and writing about main character Mya Brand who stars in my book In Ark: A Promise of Survival, I still don’t think she gets enough attention in my wrting and self-publishing adventures. So a shout out of thanks to Sandra Danby for inviting me to participate in this here blog […]

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DIY PR: Launching a literary genre from Taiwan

Being a fan of all things DIY PR, as part of my work with my PR consultancy the Hai Media Group, when I got to meet the father of cli-fi via email, I was amazed at his story. I’ve gotten to know Dan Bloom who is an American climate activist and journalist living in Taiwan. […]

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Thank you for the tweet love!

If you are reading this here blog post then you have probably supported me with a retweet or shown me some kind of love about my book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ on Twitter. Well, I want to say thank you for this tweet love! To say thanks I am happy to give you […]

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‘In Ark’ in NEVILS awards list of 2014

I’m thrilled to tell you that my book In Ark: A Promise of Survival has been selected for the 2014 list of the NEVILS (Noted Cli-Fil Novels Of The Year)! This award honours new cli-fi (climate change fiction) authors and books each year. The list will officially be announced on July 24th, but I got […]

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Follow the hashtag #InArk

For some fun, check out the hashtag I’ve created for my book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ — #InArk   You can find me leaving little updates, photos, descriptions and other fun tidbits with this hashtag across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr. I like to think of this layer of my book as […]

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Reviews of ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’

Already, my book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ is getting a number of positive reviews. On Amazon, my book has been getting 5* ratings and reviews! This is all very exciting and very appreciated. I am finding that my biggest supporters are other writers so I really want to thank Sandra Danby, Stephan Malone, […]

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All aboard for the “My Writing Process” blog tour!

Thank you so much Sarah Holding for the invitation to participate in this blog tour! What fun! Sorry that I’m a few days late in posting. Do check out Sarah’s work, she is the author of the SeaBEAN young adult trilogy, and a cli-fi colleague of mine in London!  a) What am I working on? […]

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From seaweed as inspiration to a published book

Strolling on the rocky beach of Brighton, England, in September 2009, I marveled at the beauty of the seaweed that I found along the shoreline. I wondered, what if seaweed was an important source of food in the future? Thinking about this scenario, I pictured a group of people living in the near future, walking […]

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My first review!

Thanks to Joe Follansbee a Seattle writer who is the first to read and review my book In Ark: A Promise of Survival prior to its official release in April 2014. His take on my futuristic cli-fi tale about a woman who gets abducted by an eco-survivalist community is positive! He told me that my […]

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A conversation with the inventor of cli-fi

And the Macquarie ‘honourable mention’ word of the year is… ‘cli-fi’! Each year the Macquarie Dictionary in Australia names a Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that have made a valuable contribution to the language. It also names one or two words that are given “honourable mentions” and one of the words […]

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What is cli-fi?

While travelling in America recently I picked up a copy of US Wired and stumbled upon a new name for a literary genre called cli-fi. Wired had it signalled out in a section called Jargon Watch (page 38, December 2013 US Wired) and said about it: “Climate fiction. A subgenre of dystopian fiction set in […]

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