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 […]

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 […]

Big (Lie) In America

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

‘Good girl’ Jessika is heading stateside. Candlewick Press – who have already swiped the rights for Red Ink – will be publishing The Big Lie in America. They sent us Jay Acker and now I’m sending them… No wait, I’m mixing fact and fiction there, aren’t I? Nevertheless, I’m feeling a million dollars* about selling […]

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