12 Reading Thrills from 2016

Originally posted on N.L.King, Author:
2016  will stand out for me as a brilliant year; it was the year my first book, Jenna’s Truth, was published. But it was also a year of terrific reads. I tackled War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1.) Yep, I read all 1,215 pages of that blasted book and I hated…


When you gonna’ make up your mind?

My neighbours are on their veranda, clearing plates and talking, after sharing dinner with their extended family. My kids are staying with their grandparents, to give me 24 hours to myself before the Xmas crazy begins. Ariel, our cat, slinks about my legs as I sit outside, smoking and typing in the dark, listening to… Continue reading When you gonna’ make up your mind?


The Birdman’s Wife longlisting Indie Awards 2017: debut novel

The year 2016 has been the most topsy-turvy of my forty-three years. I will probably write a memoir about it in ten years’ time. So much going on personally that I am still digesting. Which is why the launch of my first novel, The Birdman’s Wife has brought me such joy. I’m humbled, honoured and… Continue reading The Birdman’s Wife longlisting Indie Awards 2017: debut novel


My Favourite Reads: 2016

Books that blew me away in 2016, in no particular order: Eileen by Otessa Mosfegh Being Grace by Antony Doer All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews Dying in the First Person by Nike Sulway Arcadia by Lauren Groff My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson The… Continue reading My Favourite Reads: 2016