Notes on my family

‘Louise Coulson is a person aged thirteen and a half. She likes to be left to her own devices....
About me

Hello,

Welcome to my website. Please take a look around. I am a writer living in North London.

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'A warm, witty and moving look at one complicated family and the girl at the heart of it. Full of sincerity, intelligence and hope.’

- Anna James, a case for books.

Writing Crossover Fiction
Thoughts on writing

Writing Crossover Fiction

Writing crossover fiction first appeared on The Literary Sofa.   When I began writing Notes on My Family I wasn’t thinking about whether I was writing a book for adults, or YA fiction, or a crossover novel. I was simply writing a novel. I knew I wanted to write a darkly humorous book about a dysfunctional family living a seemingly…

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Bristol teen book award
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Bristol Teen Book Award 2018

Notes on My Family has been shortlisted for the Bristol Teen Book Award and I’m so thrilled. It’s hugely important and significant for me to have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates diversity in teen fiction. Lou is an outsider who isn’t fitting in well at school. She sees the world differently to others. Neurodiversity is something I believe all…

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Gransnet Summer Reads
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Best Summer Reads 2018

I’m so pleased Notes on My Family has been selected as a Gansnet Best Summer Read. You read about all the books here: https://www.gransnet.com/life-and-style/books/best-summer-reads?utm_source=Publishers&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Best+summer+reads+(2018)

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Notes on My Family
Thoughts on writing

How I became a published author

I started writing Notes on My Family in 2015. I was at university, studying Creative Writing. I had always written but it wasn’t until I went to university that I began to take my writing more seriously. I knew I wanted to write a novel. I love children’s literature, teen fiction, and coming of age stories so writing from the…

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Notes on My Family adult cover
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New adult cover!

It’s finally spring and I am thrilled to be able to share the adult cover for Notes on my Family with you! The new edition will be available to purchase on the 4th July 2018. If you’d like to read an extract just click above on my ‘Books’ page where you’ll find the opening, along with blogger and author reviews….

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