The Fake-Up cover art on a pink background with the caption OUT NOW

The Fake-Up

I am delighted to announce that my third novel THE FAKE-UP is out now in hardback, ebook, and audiobook. You may have already noticed the cover in the header image there, but in case you want a closer look, here it is hella big:

The cover of The fake-Up, featuring the title of the book in large letters, with a wilting bouquet of tulips imposed over the top. My name is above, in pink script.

It’s a rom-com with bark AND bite, and has something to say about the sacrifices we make for love, friendship, nepotism, imposter syndrome and whether we can ever truly escape the life we’re born into – and should we try? It’s great and I’m very proud.

Here I am doing a little author Q&A, talking about my influences when writing the book, and some of its wider themes, and I also do a semi-cute reading, IN AN ACCENT (my own accent):

Here I am taking a look at the final hardback copies. If you watch this on Instagram, there should be† auto generated subtitles available on this video. (If that doesn’t work, check out this version on YouTube with auto subtitles.

Here’s the official synopsis:


Dylan and Flo are in love. The only trouble is, they broke up months ago and everyone was delighted for them.

At first, it’s exciting sneaking around, hiding from disapproving friends, climbing through bedroom windows to avoid family, and concocting hilarious disguises. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. With more sex and less poison.

But soon it becomes harder to separate truth from lies. Dylan and Flo are in way over their heads, and the games have only just begun…

If you have loved anything I’ve done over the last forever, please consider dropping me a wee purchase wherever you like to get your books.


  1. Just finished this and wanted to say that I’ve enjoyed your writing online for years. I really liked how you portrayed the characters as flawed but still lovable– Dylan’s vanity, Flo’s ignorance. and it had maybe the beat last page I have read in a long long time. Thanks for sharing this book with the world, I requested it from the library and was so happy that they bought it!

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