The Night Tiger is a Big Jubilee Read!
Oh my goodness! The Night Tiger is a Big Jubilee Read selection for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating fiction across the Commonwealth and spearheaded by BBC Arts and The Reading Agency. 70 titles, ten books for each decade of her reign, were selected. One book for each decade will be highlighted on the BBC Two…
Actually…Not All Subplots Should be in Books
I’ve discovered over the years that not all ideas that seemed brilliant at 10pm ought to be in one’s novel. In fact, even if they feature adorable puppies and fried noodles, they sometimes have to be resisted… Thanks so much to Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine for featuring this article! Click to read here.
Favourite Books to Reread
Sometimes there’s nothing like curling up with a good book that you already know you love. Here are some of my recommendations for favourite rereads! Thanks so much to Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine for featuring this article!
Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club pick for April
I’m not quite sure how I’m typing because I’m feeling pretty incoherent, but THE NIGHT TIGER has been chosen as Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine’s Book Club! Now that it’s had a few days to sink in, I’m still awed and so very, very grateful. Thank you so much, Reese Witherspoon (whom I got to…
What’s it like to be interviewed on NPR?
Earlier this week I went to KQED to do an interview with Scott Simon for NPR’s Weekend Edition, to air Feb 9. I am a huge NPR fan and didn’t sleep much the night before (visions of listeners all over the country looking at each other and saying “who is this fool on the radio?”) 😅
The Ghost Bride on Netflix
Deep breath. Netflix is making THE GHOST BRIDE into a Chinese drama series!! It’s been sooo hard to keep this under wraps but now I can finally share it with all of you!! Aaaahhhhhh!!! I’m actually crying!! So excited! Here’s a teaser trailer from NETFLIX. And here’s the Netflix announcement plus Variety coverage.
THE NIGHT TIGER: A Starred Review from Kirkus!
I woke up to a wonderful surprise the other morning. Mornings are often rushed, anxious affairs in our house, with one kid waking up late after having sworn the night before (while assembling Boba Fett armor out of cardboard and hot glue) that he had absolutely, positively, finished all his homework (not), and another child…
THE NIGHT TIGER – a chocolate-fueled update!
It’s been a long time coming, but my second book is finally done and we have an official announcement! Hooray!! For those kind and long-suffering readers and friends who’ve been on this journey with me, you’ll know that a few years ago I started saying things like “Oh ya, this book is almost done!” and…
Late Night Coping Mechanisms
There’s been a long silence on this blog, not because I haven’t been eating and reading books, but because I’m almost done writing my second novel. I say this with some trepidation because to be honest, I’ve been claiming I’m “almost done” for a while. And all the time, my book keeps getting longer and longer and…
How to Poach Eggs in Their Shells
A few days ago, we had some friends over for brunch and I decided to serve poached eggs on rice. “Is this going to be raw?” they asked in surprise, as I blithely started to crack eggs over the cooked rice in their bowls.