Full STEAM Ahead For Awards Season

Posted on Dec 22, 2018 in Books, Latest

The Electrical Venus is making its mark in the book award shortlists. Like Red Ink, The Big Lie and Mother Tongue before it, the book is nominated for the prestigious 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal. This award is voted for by authors’ favourite people – the librarians. I’m also thrilled to see The Electrical Venus on […]

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 […]

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