One of my biggest concerns about writing a book – the thing that made me break out in a cold sweat whenever I thought about it - was receiving dire reviews on Amazon. I know it’s not a very impressive thing to admit to. I wish I could say I am beyond such things. But… Continue reading Writing a book + ego issues + thank you
OK, life just got even more surreal – an extract from Oh Sugar was printed in the Daily Express today! I was at work so I made a beeline for WHSmith in my lunch break. I grabbed a copy of the paper and scanned the health section for a tiny article about sugar. I got a bit… Continue reading Blimey, I’m in the Daily Express!
Last night a friend (who it has to be said has more than a passing affection for a certain fizzy drink) sent me this photo entitled ‘A Perfect night in’…. Naturally, I am not endorsing such outrageous 'reading nibbles'! But it did make me laugh. It also made me do a double take. My book is supposed to… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 9): A perfect night in
The publishers would like me to gather some quotes from people who either struggle with sugar in their diet, or who have reduced their sugar intake and lived to tell the tale! Would anyone mind helping me out by answering the questions below (by August 4th)? And all I need is a few sentences, along the… Continue reading Would you like to be in my book?
I have reached the end of what is technically known (at least, in my world) as the ‘splurge’ stage of writing a book. After reading everything I can get my hands on about sugar - books, blog posts, websites, journals, newspaper articles - I literally have sugar coming out of my ears (a nasty complaint).… Continue reading Writing a book (Part 1): The splurge technique
I know. I don’t say anything for months and then I pipe up to tell you I’ve got a book contract! I can hardly believe it either. Here’s how it happened: Remember the temp work I was doing at the publishing company? Well I started out doing basic data entry. Normally, the idea of doing… Continue reading I have been commissioned to write a book!