Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Rosewood in print!

I'm so excited that, as from today, you can buy The Last Days of Summer in paperback! It's available from Sainsbury's stores across the country, or to order online. This novel has always been incredibly close to my heart, and it's just so special to hold a printed copy at last. If you missed it… Continue reading Rosewood in print!

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Winter Giveaway!

If you follow me on social media, then you'll know I've been writing A LOT of books set at Christmas and New Year lately. You might even say it's become something of a niche for me! And since we're heading into the most wonderful time of the year, I thought I'd host a competition to give away… Continue reading Winter Giveaway!

Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A Happy/Sad Day

It's a day of mixed emotions here at Pembroke cottage. On the one hand, it's release day for Christmas at Rosewood, and I'm so excited! When I originally wrote The Last Days of Summer, many moons ago, the story was split into two parts - one set in the summer, one the following Christmas. While… Continue reading A Happy/Sad Day

Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

A Visit to the Village

As of this time yesterday, the husband and I have been married for ten whole years. To celebrate, we took advantage of my parents' offer of thirty hours of free childcare last week and absconded to Portmeirion for the night. For those unfamiliar with North Wales' only Italianate village, it looks a bit like this:… Continue reading A Visit to the Village

Love & Writing

Happy Claude-mas, everybody!

It may still only be October, but my second Christmas book of the year is out today! Claude's Christmas Adventure is the story of a big-hearted (and large stomached) French Bulldog called Claude, who is accidentally left behind by his beloved family at Christmas. While his family are battling to get back home to him,… Continue reading Happy Claude-mas, everybody!

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Are you ready to explore Rosewood?

It's here at last! Release day for my first Women's Fiction novel - The Last Days of Summer.  I'm so excited for you all to visit Rosewood - to hear Nathaniel tell stories, take afternoon tea with Therese, and watch Saskia try to find her place in her family again. In case you've missed it, head… Continue reading Are you ready to explore Rosewood?

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Sneak Peek Sunday: The Last Days of Summer

Only 11 days now until my latest book, The Last Days of Summer, is released! I know lots of you have preordered it already, for which I am immensely grateful. But in case you can't wait until June 9th, I thought you might enjoy a little sneak peek! This excerpt is from Chapter 1, and… Continue reading Sneak Peek Sunday: The Last Days of Summer

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An Invitation to Rosewood

Come one, come all, and join us at Rosewood - home of literary legend, Nathaniel Drury, and his family. Amazingly, there’s only two weeks left until my new book, The Last Days of Summer, hits the virtual shelves on June 9th. (It’s up for pre-order right now pretty much everywhere.) As we get closer to… Continue reading An Invitation to Rosewood

from here to paternity (leave)
Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

Catch up on Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 Hello, Mr S. Pembroke here. Husband, Scientist, and now short-term stay-at-home Dad. It's now been a full 5 weeks since my feet last graced the stained and pock-marked floor of an industrial laboratory, and I have very mixed feelings about returning. Mrs Pembroke has asked me to… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

from here to paternity (leave)
Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3

Catch up on Week 1 and Week 2 Week Three of the Great Life Swap, and I think we’re finally getting into the swing of things. Actually, I’m starting to panic about how much I still have to fit into the next two weeks. The husband, meanwhile, appears to be taking everything in his stride. Even… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3