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Books read in … November 2018

I can't believe how close we are to the end of the year! This month I made a start on festive books so I can read all the ones on my shelf before Christmas hopefully. I read four books this month - one was really long so almost counts as two I think. I wanted… Continue reading Books read in … November 2018

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Book signing

Last week, I was excited to be invited to Waterstones Staines for their Christmas shopping evening. They had a pile of copies of my debut novel The Second Love Of My Life for me to sign and I was thrilled to discover they are making it their fiction books of the month for December too!… Continue reading Book signing

book review, book reviews, Books

Five reasons why your book review is important

Most authors will at some point mention reviews to you. If they are on the ball, they will instantly ask you to write one if you tell them you loved their book. They might tweet asking for reviews or pop a note in the back of their book to ask. Whichever way they do it,… Continue reading Five reasons why your book review is important

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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