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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