May: Deadlines, Early Mornings and Cold Tea

So the last few months have been kind of crazy. Oasis was released in March, and ever since then my life has been a whirlwind of media interviews, stress, and that indescribable feeling of knowing that people are actually reading your book. The feedback for Oasis has been amazing. I’ve received so many lovely messages on all my […]

Swords and Shields and Unimportant Things

Something a lot of writers struggle with, myself included, is the dreaded Comparison. I like to imagine Comparison as an ugly, slimy, black blob of gnashing teeth and rotten breath, because that is precisely what it feels like when it slips up behind you and starts trying to drown you in a sea of self-doubt, […]

How I Landed A Two Book Deal At 16 (and didn’t faint in the process)

I’m a big believer in the fact that most of the time, when life changing things happen to you, you’re completely unaware of them. So, two years ago, (I was fourteen at the time), when I shared a chapter of my manuscript with a family friend, I was, proving my own theory, completely unaware that […]