Here is where I roar about the good, the bad, and the oh-so-infuriating 

April 11, 2017

Last night I watched the movie Complete Unknown about a woman (played by Rachel Weisz) who continually reinvents herself, leaving an old life behind and creating a new one in a different country along with a whole new persona - from geisha-style magician’s assistant to biologist studyin...

April 3, 2017

* Published in The Guardian

This month it will be ten years since my memoir, Grief Girl, was published and only now am I beginning to understand the havoc it wreaked upon my life. 

Before writing a memoir about my parents dying in a road accident when I was 14 I went around saying, “So my...

February 18, 2017

I’m rereading Austin Kleon’s wonderful book ‘Show Your Work’ in an attempt to muster up the courage to publish this blog. For anyone else struggling with the fear of sharing your thoughts, writing, art, or anything else, I thought I’d share what I just read…

“Amateurs are not afraid to m...

February 16, 2017

Blogging concerns me because good writing takes time, and some distance, before publication. First drafts are invariably pieces of shit. But that’s what blogging is, right, shitty first drafts? Maybe I just have to accept that and get started. So, here goes… warts, stupid thoughts, bad...

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