We are about to hit a heatwave here in the UK and so I'm spending more time outside either in the garden or walking to some local spots. I love reading outside although my hay fever is really bad right how - do you? I found this gorgeous field just a ten minute walk from… Continue reading Summer Reading Routine
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
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?
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
It's that time again when we look back on the year as a new one begins. I must admit I'm not sorry to see the back of 2017! On top of my thyroid issues, someone drove into the back of me giving me whiplash and I had to go to A and E twice, having… Continue reading Dear 2018
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?
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
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
When I started to write my Random Acts Of Kindness serial, I looked at a lot of Kindness stories online, and each one always warmed my heart but it’s often easier to remember the times when the human race is less kind. When you look back on your day, it’s often the frustrations that stick… Continue reading An Act Of Kindness
When people ask me about writing, I think one of the questions I get the most is - how do you keep writing when self-doubt strikes? This happened the other day and I joked that most times I sit at the laptop I have a crisis of confidence but then I thought more seriously about… Continue reading How to get through a crisis of confidence