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Drop Your Drawers

Drop Your Drawers

I started writing in third grade. I went to Public School 173 in Flushing, New York. Flushing is a horrible name for what was a pleasant neighborhood of brick homes with small backyards. The street on which I grew up had just two ethnic groups: Orthodox Jews and Conservative Jews. The important thing about P.S. […]

October 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Q&A with Jardine Libaire

Q&A with Jardine Libaire

Jardine Libaire’s searing second novel WHITE FUR (Hogarth, May 2017), a postmodern Romeo and Juliet is charged with grit, lust, sex, fury, temptation, and desperation. (More below. The interviewer is chomping at the bit to spill it all here, but let’s get to some questions for Jardine first.) Jardine also collaborated on the book GRAVITY […]

September 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Why Is It So Hard For ‘Strong’ Women To Ask For Help? 

Why Is It So Hard For ‘Strong’ Women To Ask For Help? 

Asking for support, even when offering something in return, teaches you much, not least about yourself. Having been fiercely independent ever since flying the nest, having been diligent in every job from waitressing to building my own PR business (from unfunded scratch), nothing came harder than to ask others to help finance a venture about which […]

August 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Glossy Magazines To Novel

From Glossy Magazines To Novel

The seed for my novel Love Apples was sown during a summer creative writing course at Central Saint Martins in London. Although I’d been working as a food writer and sub-editor for women’s magazines for several years, I didn’t know where to begin with fiction; it’s one thing producing a 1000-word feature, another altogether growing […]

August 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Does a ‘Not Good Enough’ Story Hold You Back in Life?

Does a ‘Not Good Enough’ Story Hold You Back in Life?

A ‘not good enough’ story is the one I learnt early on in life. I was 6 when I witnessed my mum’s slit wrists and two puddles of blood on the kitchen floor. She was ushered to the hospital and stitched up. News spread like fire in Azerbaijan, and later that day I found myself […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
When Historical Fiction Meets Political Turmoil…   A Ladies’ Tearoom And The Road To Downing Street.

When Historical Fiction Meets Political Turmoil… A Ladies’ Tearoom And The Road To Downing Street.

It has been a very strange experience these last few weeks, putting the final touches to a novel about women’s long, hard struggle to achieve the vote, while watching the political rollercoaster here in the UK – one that has led to a female Prime Minister, and Home Secretary, something almost unthinkable not so long […]

July 24, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More