Hello all! So, today I wanted to talk to you about how my books are often described as being 'cosy'. I actually love this as a description because I enjoy all things cosy and to know that my books have left you with a happy, warm glow at the end of reading them just really… Continue reading Cosy Writing, Cosy Life
When I handed in my notice for my part-time job as a Waterstones bookseller, I had no idea that I wouldn't work my final week in my bookshop, nor would I get to say goodbye to colleagues over leaving drinks because during that final week, all non-essential shops were closed by the Government as the… Continue reading My First Three Months as a Full-time Author
Harry wanted to join me in saying a HUGE thank you for all your support and love for my books this year! I’m so grateful for your reviews and messages, and of course to everyone who has bought a book in the first place ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I don't blog as much as I used to so… Continue reading A Christmas thank you!
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
So, this week my novel Coming Home to Glendale Hall was published! Publication week is always a haze of excitement, nerves, and checking your phone so much you end up RSI! I've been thrilled though with the early positive reviews and the supportive messages I've had on social media, and I'm hoping it moves up… Continue reading When your book is published
One month today my next novel will be published. It's my third one and yet the fear and excitement is just as strong. The worry about reviews and sales is already there even though there is absolutely nothing I can do about either. The book is written and all I can do is let it… Continue reading Foreword
I can't believe that 2019 has arrived! I'm hoping this year will be a healthier one for sure and a happy one for us all. It's always tricky to make writing resolutions I find as so much in this career depends on publishers and readers but I know one thing that will definitely be happening… Continue reading Happy New Year
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?