My fave things, Video, Writing

Cosy Writing, Cosy Life

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

Writing

My First Three Months as a Full-time Author

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

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

Coming Home to Glendale Hall

When your book is published

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

Fiction, inspiration, Musings, Writing

How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?

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?