• Lifestyle,  Personal,  Publishing,  Travel

    We’re working to offset our carbon footprint

    Climate Change. It’s a phrase on everyone’s lips lately. You don’t have to be a scientist to know that the world is changing and that we all need to adapt to help stop the damage our day-to-day lives cause when it comes to the environment. Due to family located around the world, business commitments, and general adventures, my wife and I travel a lot. We have always offset our carbon emissions for each journey we take where it has been possible to do so. Now we’re taking that one step…

  • LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Personal

    Book Review: Gentleman Jack — The Real Anne Lister

    Most Sapphic women are by now aware of the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, and therefore aware of Anne Lister. In fact, most of us are completely enthralled by the woman. If you are the 0.1% of people who have no idea what I’m talking about, stop what you are doing and go and check it out immediately. Really. I’ll wait. I don’t usually go on about television shows but for this one, I’ll make an exception. You see, Anne Lister was a pioneer. She was a lesbian in 1800s England.…

  • Personal

    A grave situation has occurred…

    I don’t want to panic anyone, but someone has stolen my wheelie bin. I know. Scandal, right? You see, I’m a bit particular about my bin. Because it’s damn well MY bin. This house was brand new when we moved in, and I applied for that bin and I’ve raised it ever since it was… well, you get the point. Fascinating I know, but we have two bins. A black one for landfill which will no doubt cause the destruction of the entire planet, and a blue one for recycling.…

  • Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    A big hello to my amazing Patrons!

    There’s a wonderful thrill that comes from crafting a story and then releasing it to the world. Especially when you are writing about sapphic characters. I frequently receive messages from readers who are excited to discover characters and scenarios that they recognise from their own lives and experiences. Books are entertaining escapism, but they are also reinforcement that we are not alone in our struggles. I’m passionate about writing books that people can identify with. Books that are accessible to all and show that love—and acceptance—can be found no matter…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk,  Personal,  Publishing

    Colleagues in the Author Business

    As a full time self-published author, I work from home and am self-employed. I met someone at the weekend, at an author event, who told me she could never work for herself, she’d get too lonely. She’d miss conversations by the water cooler, talking about what was happening in the business, and the general camaraderie of socialising with her work colleagues. I agreed that it can sometimes be a lonely profession, but I have work colleagues. I gestured around the room at all the other authors manning their tables. “They…