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
My debut novel The Second Love Of My Life was first published here in the UK a year ago today! It was a dream come true to hold the book in my hands and see it on the book shelves. And it still is. I still receive messages from readers who have enjoyed the… Continue reading Happy Bookiversary To Me!
Last night, I made my way to London Town for the Romantic Novelists' Association Awards as my novel The Second Love Of My Life was on the shortlist for the Contemporary Romance award. Here are all the books in my category: The professional photos with the other nominees: Obligatory pre-event selfie: … Continue reading The RoNA awards 2017
I was wondering what to post next in my Year Of Positivity series when it was announced that my debut novel The Second Love Of My Life has been shortlisted for an award! It is shortlisted for The 2017 Contemporary Romantic Novel Award by The Romantic Novelists Association. Here's the announcement in The Bookseller: … Continue reading Celebrating the small (and the big!)
This week, I took part in my first ever author event! I joined authors Sheila O'Flanagan and Jo Thomas at Foyles in Birmingham. Here we are waiting to go on ... We started the evening with each of us saying a few words about our books and then we did a short reading. It… Continue reading Meeting Readers Is My New Favourite Thing
I just wanted to share with you all The Second Love Of My Life eBook price has been slashed to a bargainous 99p hurrah! Amazon: http://amzn.to/21KBvJp iBooks: https://itun.es/gb/j_Ex7.l Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-second-love-of-my-life?sp_AC=1 I would love to hit 100 reviews on Amazon, and am planning a giveaway to celebrate when we do, so if you have read… Continue reading Summer Sale
When you are nervous to switch on the news because the whole world seems to be descending into chaos, fiction becomes an escape route, you get to enter into different worlds from your own and lose yourself in someone else's story which naturally has a happy ending. We could all probably do with a bit… Continue reading My Favourite Feel-good Fiction