Books, inspiration, summer at the kindness cafe, The Second Love Of My Life, Writing

How to Create a Fictional Town

I've noticed that a lot of my readers, in their reviews and messages to me, mention the settings of my novels and they wish they were real places. So I thought it would be interesting to talk about how I create the settings of my novels. Littlewood in my new novel is shown on the… Continue reading How to Create a Fictional Town

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Books, getting published, inspiration, reading, summer at the kindness cafe, Writing

How can YOU help a book launch?

It's publication week! I'm so excited that my second novel Summer at the Kindness Cafe is being published THIS Thursday. I'm always being asked how readers can help when it comes to a book launch especially when it's an eBook so I thought I'd pop it on here so you can all join in with… Continue reading How can YOU help a book launch?

getting published, inspiration, interviews, Writing

The Worried Writer Ep#42: Victoria Walters ‘There Was A Lot of Rejection’ — The Worried Writer

My guest today is author and blogger, Victoria Walters. Her debut novel, The Second Love of my Life, saw Victoria labeled an ‘Amazon Rising Star’ and was called ‘Brilliant and superior women’s fiction’ by… 912 more words via The Worried Writer Ep#42: Victoria Walters ‘There Was A Lot of Rejection’ — The Worried Writer

Fiction, inspiration, Musings, Writing

How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

Once you have an idea for story, the next step is to decide how you're going to tell that story. I've ended up using two very different ways of telling a story for my first two novels. The Second Love Of My Life, which was published last year is written from the first person perspective… Continue reading How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

Films, inspiration, Musings, random acts of kindness

It’s A Kind Life

I can't believe that I haven't watched It's A Wonderful Life before now. I always see it on Best Christmas Movie lists and I thought it was about time I picked up a copy and gave it a whirl. Who doesn't love a festive film? I'm so glad I did. It's A Wonderful Life is… Continue reading It’s A Kind Life

Books, Fun, inspiration, random acts of kindness, Video

Random Acts Of Kindness Challenge

To mark publication day for Part One of my Random Acts Of Kindness series, my publishers Simon and Schuster set me a kindness challenge. I hit the streets of London with some goodie bags to try to spread some kindness on a rather gloomy Monday morning. Check out the below video to see how I… Continue reading Random Acts Of Kindness Challenge