Amanda Lees: Centrefold

Yes folks – here I am in a marvellous centre spread feature by journalist Kate Youde which you can read here. The five page special focuses on what it flatteringly describes as the ‘best local writers.’ Not sure how Hanif Kureishi feels about being...

How I Became A Writer

Here’s me talking about my writing life at the Thoroughly Modern Heroines event which took place at Waterstone’s in Notting Hill – beside me are fellow authors Josa Young http://oneappletasted.com and Kate Morris http://katemorris.co.uk. Click on...

The Perfect Book Group Book

I’ve just taken part in the first ever Chiswick Book Festival, sitting on a panel chaired by the brilliant author and lecturer Celia Brayfield debating the perfect book group book.  Like many of you out there I ostensibly belong to a book group.  I say...

Author Talking

From time to time I emerge blinking from behind my keyboard to meet up with readers and fellow writers.  If you can make it along, it would be lovely to see you there. Here are a few dates for your diaries: Sunday 27th September, 3pm,  I’ll be at the first ever...

Behind the Shelves With Paxman

I was invited along to the grand civic opening of the new Shepherds Bus library slap bang beside the shiny Westfield shopping centre.  The location is no coincidence as Westfield coughed up a considerable amount of money towards the library as part of the...