Coming Home to Glendale Hall, summer at the kindness cafe, The Second Love Of My Life, Writing

Why there is a letter in all my books

I read a review recently of my new novel Coming Home to Glendale Hall and it mentioned the fact the main male character writes a letter explaining his feelings, and they pointed out that this happens in Jane Austen's Persuasion and I wanted to hug the person who wrote it! Because there's a reason why… Continue reading Why there is a letter in all my books

Books, summer at the kindness cafe

Paperback release news

I'm so excited that my novel Summer at the Kindness Cafe is now available as a paperback! You can grab a copy of it at Sainsbury's, Asda, Waterstones, your local bookshop, and all online book retailers too. I signed copies in my two local Waterstones stores, which is always fun and hopefully a nice bonus… Continue reading Paperback release news

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

Books, getting published, interviews, summer at the kindness cafe, Video

A Bookish Chat

I was really excited to be asked by the Fabulous Book Fiend to appear on her YouTube channel to chat all about writing, my books, and how I feel about reviews and being published! Here's the video we made - I hope you guys enjoy it: So, what did you think? Any more questions for… Continue reading A Bookish Chat