Witchy Goings On At Bloomsbury

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Books, Latest

I’m delighted to have signed a new, two-book publishing deal with Bloomsbury. My first title, Impossible Causes, will be published in October 2019 as a lead title for Raven Books, edited by the brillant Alison Hennessey. A dark, coming-of-age thriller, Impossible Causes follows the fate of three teenage girls on the remote British isle of […]

*UPDATE* INDIE Love For Big Lie

Posted on Mar 31, 2018 in Books, Latest

*UPDATE June 2018* The Big Lie made the final selections and was chosen for an Honorary Mention. The judges described the book as: “Frightening in its realness, The Big Lie is a standout: a warning, a call to action, and a terrific novel.” Stateside, The Big Lie has been named a finalist in the Foreword INDIE […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Lie’s Big Win

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

Well, knock me sideways – The Big Lie‘s only gone and won the Sidewise Award 2015 for best Alternate History. This puts me in a club of past winners including Philip Roth, Stephen Fry, CJ Samson and Michael Chabon. (Which means I can now refer to these fellas as actual friends, I’m pretty sure). The results of this […]

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