Knocking on Doors

Thirty-eight years ago at the age of nine I carried this little red case on a plane to New Zealand when my grandmother and I left England for a new life. Last week I packed my red case with copies of my memoir Full tilt and reintroduced the door-to-door salesWOMAN to my local neighbourhood, meeting [...]

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Publishing Dramas

Thought I would give you a quick update regards the publishing of Full Tilt. 1. Pay deposit for printers to purchase paper for my print run. 2. Receive proofs from printers and decide I want a larger book! 3. Call printers with trepidation to tell them I’ve had a change of mind. 4. Rejoice when [...]

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Life After Kickstarter

What does a Full Tilt author do when she has finished a 33 day Kickstarter campaign? a) put her feet up and relax for a few days b) catch up on a huge amount of neglected washing, housework and kids’ homework c) call the director of Wordstock, the fabulous literary festival in Portland, Oregon, hoping [...]

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Looking Back on my 33 days of Kickstarter…

May 9, 2013 – International support propels Full Tilt skyward Full Tilt Launch Party: a cold, wet winter’s evening – would anybody come??? Yes they would – and not only the Kiwis, but the Germans, the French, the Americans, the Iranians, the Dutch, the Turkish, the Belgians, the Brits, the South Africans, the Australians and [...]

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