INDIE Love For Big Lie

Posted on Mar 31, 2018 in Books, Latest

Stateside, The Big Lie has been named a finalist in the Foreword INDIE Book of the Year Awards. Foreword aim to highlight the best of publishing from independent presses in the US and have chosen The Big Lie as one of the year’s top Young Adult Fiction titles. This is my second nod from Foreword […]

The Triumph Of Elsie

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Latest, TV & Film

It’s been an exciting time for Elsie, Prince Of Denmark – not only did we wrap on principal photography but we also hit our Kickstarter funding target. The visually-ambitious 15 minute short tells the story of teenage Elsie who fiercely protects her right to not know what she wants to be when she grows up […]

Big Love for The Big Lie (USA Edition!)

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Books, Latest

In less than a month Jess and Clem land on US bookshelves – and the pre-publication reviews for The Big Lie so far have been stellar. Booklist call it “a doozy of a concept, well-realized” before going on to say: “An outstanding feature is Mayhew’s refusal to offer easy answers and pigeonhole characters; she respects […]

ACE Dig Buried Women

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Latest, Plays

Arts Council England are supporting my next project with Eastern Angles – a play uncovering the stories of the women missing from Peterborough’s history books. When I was growing up in the city, writing stage versions of Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds (with the theme-tune taped off the telly) I had never heard of a playwright […]

Tea, Jam And Cash For Russia

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 in Books, Latest

Tea was drunk with jam, Chekhov’s words filled the air and a big pot of cash was raised for Naked Heart Foundation at the Mother Tongue launch. Actors Melissa Berry and Adrian Scarborough joined me on the Matroyoshki-filled stage at Berkhamsted Waterstones to read stories from Russian folklore and the country’s most celebrated writers, while […]

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