Spending sixteen hours in a car is a grueling prospect. It’s the equivalent of a long-haul flight, except with icky petrol station bathroom breaks instead of having to clamber over the sleeping passenger in the… More
I’ve got some cool events scheduled in the coming months. If you’d like to hear more about my new novel or get your copy signed, come along and say hi.
It’s been a giddy week, full of wonderful messages of support from readers. Mine has been out for a few weeks and reviews are starting to appear online. I absolutely adore the amazing book posts on Instagram. But I’ll do a blog about that soon.
Continue reading “Mine launched in Cape Town”
Interested in giving Mine a try, but not sure where to find it? Good news! I’ve done the comparison shopping for you.
Continue reading “Buy a copy of Mine now”
Local is lekker, as we say in South Africa. I’ve joked before that you can’t throw a stone in Cape Town without hitting a writer, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. We have a feast of wonderful local books spanning every genre – thriller, crime, fantasy, romance, poetry, young adult, non-fiction.
Continue reading “Local books to love this February”
In a few weeks’ time (or less, oh my god) my latest novel Mine will hit South African shelves.
So far, I’ve been describing the book as a love story. And it is.
The clock is counting down to MINE’s official release and I CAN’T WAIT.
If this is the first time you’ve found yourself reading my blog, here are two important pieces of information:
1. I love LEGO.
2. I’m probably the biggest Agatha Christie fan in South Africa.
Continue reading “Celebrating Agatha Christie with LEGO”
When I discovered that Mary Watson’s debut young adult novel was going to be published by Bloomsbury, I knew right away that it was going to be very, very good. I’ve been quoting Watson’s short fiction in my workshops for some time, especially her Caine-Prize winning story, Jungfrau. I’m not the only one who thinks her short story collection, Moss, contains some of the best fiction out there. When she left for Ireland nearly ten years ago, it felt like South Africa had lost a very important voice. Until now.
First let me say that I am a huge fan of David Walliams. Specifically, his comedy. I love Little Britain, Walliams and Friend, and all his appearances on shows like The Big Fat Quiz. I really enjoy his comedic style, with his signature build-up, pause and dry punchline.
Continue reading “LEGO book review: The Boy in the Dress”