Cressida McLaughlin on second novels

Today I am very happy to welcome Cressida McLaughlin to the blog, to talk about her second novel The Canal Boat Café which comes out on July 28th. I read her funny and romantic first book, A Christmas Tail, when it came out last year and can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Her novels are published in four-part … Continue reading Cressida McLaughlin on second novels

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Lisa Dickenson on writing her second novel in a month

This week I am so pleased to welcome the fabulous Lisa Dickenson to the blog to talk second novels and writing a book in just over a month. Her second novel, You Had me at Merlot, made me cackle so much I woke my husband up on more than one occasion, and it’s out now. Her novels are published … Continue reading Lisa Dickenson on writing her second novel in a month

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Sarah Vaughan on becoming a better writer

Today I am delighted to welcome Sarah Vaughan to the blog, to talk about her second novel The Farm at the Edge of the World. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a proof in April and got lost in this evocative and ultimately redemptive story of love and heartbreak set in the … Continue reading Sarah Vaughan on becoming a better writer

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Isabelle Broom talks second novels and writing two books a year

Next up in my second novel series is Isabelle Broom, whose beautiful debut, My Map of You, tells the story of Holly who is forced to confront her past when she inherits a house on the beautiful island of Zakynthos. It is a warm, poignant page-turner of a book that left me with tears on … Continue reading Isabelle Broom talks second novels and writing two books a year

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Louise Beech talks second novels and inspiration

As promised, as part of my ‘difficult second novel’ series, Louise Beech is joining me today to talk about writing her second book, The Mountain in my Shoe. Her brilliant first novel How to be Brave, is a gripping exploration of love and bravery and the transformative power of story-telling – one of those books that … Continue reading Louise Beech talks second novels and inspiration

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That difficult second novel

I was rather hoping that the ‘difficult second novel’ concept was one of those writer myths, like wafting around on a chaise longue all day, or earning as much as JK Rowling. Eternal optimism? Yes. Still there. I started writing my second book – ‘A life without you’ – in February 2015, just after finishing … Continue reading That difficult second novel

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Hello, Germany

Yes. It’s true. As of March 28th 2016 my debut novel has been out and about in Germany, as ‘Die Liebe ist ein schlechter Verlierer’ (translation: Love is a sore loser). It has a beautiful cover that completely captures the poignant yet optimistic spirit of the book, and I am so excited to be published in my … Continue reading Hello, Germany

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Fresh Talent

Like all debut authors I worry about how readers are going to discover my book, so I was very pleased that ‘My Everything’ was picked as one of 12 titles in WH Smith’s autumn Fresh Talent promotion. It means that my book is visible in railway stations and airports across the country, and every now and … Continue reading Fresh Talent

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Sunday Express

In September ‘My Everything’ was named by the Sunday Express as one of its top six novels about relationships. You can read more here.

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Novelicious

I did a Q&A for the wonderful Novelicious site about ‘My Everything’. You can read it here: http://www.novelicious.com/2015/08/novelicious-chats-tokatie-marsh.html#more

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Heat Magazine

Heat magazine gave ‘My Everything’ 4 stars. You can see the review here.

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BBC Breakfast

On August 20th I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast about the story behind ‘My Everything’. You can watch it here: youtu.be/zrEbT1HhBG4

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Hot off the press

Last week I went to Suffolk to visit Clays Ltd where my book was coming off the presses…

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The story behind ‘My Everything’

Six years ago I started a new job working with stroke survivors in south London. As part of my induction I went into a rehabilitation gym and…

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My writing journey

I’ve always been an optimist. If I get a new pair of trainers I think I will actually be able to run faster. If I try a new recipe I always think it will look…

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