SUPER EXCITED to say that I'll be publishing my anthology of love stories written by British women of colour with the incredible Trapeze Books! Featuring some absolutely incredible authors, including Dorothy Koomson, Irenosen Okojie, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Danielle DASH, Kuchenga, Sara Jafari, Varaidzo - and myself, of course! And more to come soon!
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Soooo excited to finally announce a 2 book deal with Hachette Children's for two seasonal romances for young teenagers! Really thrilled to have characters that represent young Black British teens. First up, LOVE, SECRET SANTA, which is out next month on 31st October 2019!
It was an absolute honour & pleasure to be asked to appear on Radio 4 for Women's Hour alongside some fabulous women, discussing erotic fiction and the rise and demise of the 'bonkbuster' - listen back on BBC Sounds, our discussion comes in around 35 minutes in!
I'm thrilled to have new projects in the pipeline, including my next novel, If I Don't Have You, coming next year as part of Jacaranda Books' fantastic #20in2020 scheme to published 20 Black British authors in 2020. They've partnered with the London Library and Foyles, and lots of other exciting collaborations still to be announced!
Here's a piece I wrote about the impact the legendary Toni Morrison had on me as an author and editor - honoured that gal-dem.com asked me to write it.
In November last year, it was fantastic to appear on the panel for Hachette Books' Flipping the Narrative event, in association with the Thrive Netowrk at the end of Black History Month. It was great to be alongside esteemed authors Patrice Lawrence & Dean Atta, and the panel was chaired by the phenomenal Sharmaine Lovegrove!
Last September I had the pleasure of being asked to write a short story for Stylist Magazine - check it out!
Happy New Year!! I'm thrilled and honoured to say that I will be the inaugural guest at The Jeli's first ever book club, taking place in London on Saturday 14th January. Check out the link below for information, and tickets! Come on down!!
I am beyond thrilled to have been featured in one of my favourite online magazines – the incredible gal-dem Magazine! Very well worth a read, their wonderful journalist Varaidzo captured so many of my intentions for The Nearness of You. Check it out!!
Here are some pix from the recent launch for THE NEARNESS OF YOU at Picturehouse Central in London town. Was a fantastic night, so much support, a fantastic performance from jazz singer Vimala Rowe (including, of course, a rendition of The Nearness of You), and an insightful Q&A from Joelyn at Shades Of magazine!