Hi, and welcome to my 'bookshop'! I'm a passionate reader and writer, and it's fantastic to be able to tell you, not only about my own books, but also to recommend books I've read, AND to be able to support UK independent bookshops. Hurrah for Bookshop.org!
A bit about me: I'm a bestselling author of four novels to date, the most recent being the critically acclaimed The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood. My debut, The Things We Never Said, was shortlisted and longlisted for various prizes. Recurring themes in my novels are mothers and motherhood, and the relationship between parents and adult children. My fiction typically explores the darker side of these relationships, and there are always secrets to be uncovered. There's usually a bit of extreme weather, too! Before turning to fiction, I was a health journalist and have also written a number of health-related books
As well as writing novels, I teach creative writing and mentor other writers, and I am currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. I live in Sheffield with my husband, and a lab/collie cross called Norman.
Have a browse through my lists of recommendations and see if there's anything you fancy – more lists will be coming soon!