It's September 1st! As much as I love summer - and this one has been particularly awesome - there's something about the start of autumn that makes me want to buy a new notebook and pencil case and start planning stuff. (Okay, full disclosure, I want that notebook and pencil case pretty much all year… Continue reading Back to School
Writing can be a lonely business in some ways. I mean, yes, you have your beloved characters to keep you company and engage in the sort of dazzlingly quick dialogue you (well, I, anyway) never quite manage in real life, but it's not the same as talking to real people, is it? And even when… Continue reading My Summer of Love at the RNA Conference
I'm so excited to be able to say today that I am an official part of the Carina UK family because - Room for Love is available to buy right now! Even better, it's already got some lovely reviews from the nice people who requested it from Netgalley. Like these: Rachel Cotterill, 5 stars: It's… Continue reading Release Day for Room for Love!
I always knew that the first half of this year was going to be busy. Then some new opportunities came my way and busy turned to frantic. I have deadlines rushing up to meet me at alarming speed... and I am having the best time meeting them! I've achieved so much in the last couple… Continue reading A Weekend Off
It's half term here so, in addition to the epic amounts of writing and editing I appear to have accidentally front loaded the first half of this year with, I also have the daughter at home to entertain. The obvious answer to this is, of course, to call in reinforcements. Or, as they're known in… Continue reading Truly, Madly, Deeply Release Day!
We've just come back from a week at the seaside, during which time I have done the following things: Paddled in the sea every day Read books that I didn't write myself Spent all my money on the tuppenny falls Suffered through the Seaside Squad and other live kids shows at the caravan site club… Continue reading Release dates, reviews and another cover
The Daughter has never been particularly fond of dinosaurs. All the boys she's friends with are - although they prefer superheroes - but she's always maintained that dinosaurs are scary. Despite this dislike, she remains very concerned as to what happened to them. "There aren't any dinosaurs any more, are there, Mummy? So where did they… Continue reading Fossil Hunting
Last weekend, the husband, daughter, Uncle Mike and I all travelled home to Wales for my parents' 35th wedding anniversary. Seriously. 35 years. They threw a magnificent garden party to celebrate, and even the weather cooperated for once. My contribution to the occasion was the bunting themed cake - made, as ever, by George at… Continue reading Anniversaries
I've been so lost in edits for my second novel for Mills & Boon Romance, I almost forgot to post the US cover and blurb for my September release, Stranded with the Tycoon! Stranded with the Tycoon was the first category romance I ever wrote, and I loved doing it so much I had to… Continue reading Cover Love for Ben and Luce!
The Husband, the Daughter and I returned on Sunday from a week of sun, sand, and minor accidents. Since we were on holiday in Wales - Pembrokeshire to be precise - the first was a miracle. The last... well, all I can say is I think the daughter must be going through a growth spurt.… Continue reading Sun, Sand and Minor Accidents