You are invited! The Hellion is officially released on 15th April, and I am planning a virtual launch party to celebrate. It’s not the launch party I had hoped for (though I will be arranging a physical one when restrictions allow!) but it would still be fantastic to come together with you to mark the … Continue reading The Hellion Launch Party →
The Hellion will be released on 15th April, and as the publication date gets ever closer, I thought it would be a good idea to share some updates and info. The Hellion is the story of the Device family, who lived in the shadow of Pendle Hill and were haunted by the whisper of witchcraft. … Continue reading The Hellion by Harriet Young – Updates, News and Reviews →
Ah, now this is exactly the sort of book I love to pick up. A creepy, energetic thriller with just the right balance of horror, intrigue and fantasy. The beginning of the novel was similar to many haunted house stories – a young woman must visit an old house in the middle of nowhere. When … Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia →
Ah, what a joy this book was to read. I absorbed it slowly, savouring every word and getting to know the sweet characters within. Still Life is the story of Ulysses, a soldier turned globe maker, and Evelyn, a delightfully witty art historian and lecturer. They are generations apart in age, but their respect for … Continue reading Still Life by Sarah Winman →
When I heard that a new book by Kazuo Ishiguro was being released, I was extremely excited. I love Never Let Me Go (you can read my review of that book here), and had very high hopes for Klara and the Sun. My excitement was just tinged with a hint of concern that perhaps it … Continue reading Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro →
Writing challenges always appeal to me. They’re great for keeping the creative juices flowing. I decided – well, actually, I didn’t decide at all. The challenge appeared, fully-formed, in front of me and I didn’t really have any choice. I’m excited about it, and I’d love you to join in too. 1,000 Happy Thoughts The … Continue reading Sharing A New Writing Challenge – 1,000 Happy Thoughts →
I wasn’t able to head to any exciting book shops or restaurants or bars for my birthday this year (and I usually like to spend my birthday PROPERLY enjoying myself), so a little retail therapy was certainly on the cards. I do love collecting books. The ones I bought will add to some of my … Continue reading Birthday Book Haul →
One good thing does come from lockdown; reading more books. I thought I’d share with you the books I read in January and what I thought of them. A slight caveat to begin – I have been researching cults for some writing, and this dictated most of my choices! However, if you’re interested in cults … Continue reading What I Read This Month – January 2021 Edition →
Writing as a hobby is often overlooked in favour of those (allegedly) sexier and more fashionable pastimes which come and go as frequently as lockdowns – there’s a simile for our modern times. Cross stitch, banana bread baking, jigsaws, the evergreen computer gaming – all of these are commendable hobbies and I’m not here to … Continue reading Reasons Why Writing Is Good For The Soul →
On my Instagram today, I shared the above image of some of my collection of Wuthering Heights editions. This is my favourite novel and, although I have multiple copies of lots of classics, I actively collect different editions of Wuthering Heights. As I was happily looking at my beautiful editions and reminding myself of scenes … Continue reading 6 Female Authors Who Inspire My Writing →
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