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Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

Behind the Book: The Story of my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser

Behind the Book posts look at the inspiration behind and details within my books - and where they come from. First up, my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser, as featured in Room for Love.  When we were trying to sell our old house, there was one question every single person who came to view it asked. Not… Continue reading Behind the Book: The Story of my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

“I have a proposal for you…”

Dylan and Sadie's story is out today! A Proposal Worth Millions was a real labour of love, and it's such a relief to have it out on virtual and real bookshelves across the UK, North America and Australia this week. And even more so to have RT reviews say such lovely things about it as… Continue reading “I have a proposal for you…”

Falling for the Bridesmaid
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Ready for summer?

It's still cold and grey here in the south of England, but the daffodils and crocuses are out, which always gives me hope that spring is imminent - and that summer won't be too far behind! This summer, I'm very excited to be part of a trilogy of books with two other amazing writers -… Continue reading Ready for summer?

Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A Marriage of Convenience?

Confession: I am a total sucker for marriage of convenience stories. I've read hundreds of them, but have only really written one - His Very Convenient Bride, out this month from Harlequin Romance / Mills and Boon Cherish.  I think what I like most about them is how inconvenient the marriage always turns out to be. And… Continue reading A Marriage of Convenience?

Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Back to School

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

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Release day for Thea and Zeke!

It's August at last! Apart from meaning I'm only two weeks away from a truly epic family holiday (10 people, 2 under sixes, 7 days, 1 flat...) it also means it's release day for my latest Harlequin Mills and Boon Romance - A Groom Worth Waiting For. This was such a perfectly summery book to… Continue reading Release day for Thea and Zeke!

Summer of Love cover
Deep Thoughts, Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

My Summer of Love at the RNA Conference

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

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A New Perspective

It's funny how you can spend weeks, months, years seeing things one way - until something changes your view. And it never ceases to amaze me how two people can see the same thing so differently. Take, for instance, my lounge. Some backstory. When we bought this house, almost two years ago, one of the… Continue reading A New Perspective

Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Covers and releases galore!

I'm just catching my breath after three months of very intensive work (58,000 words written in under two weeks at one point. Ow.) and looked up to see that I suddenly have a lot of books coming out this summer! So I'm afraid that this is a rather book heavy post... First off, my current… Continue reading Covers and releases galore!

Room for Love
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Big News, and much Love From Wales

All the way back in January, I mentioned that my first three novels, the Love From Wales trilogy, were going to be unavailable for a time. Well, I'm pleased to announce that they're about to be re-released, better than ever. Once a book is out there, on the shelves and e-readers of the world, it's… Continue reading Big News, and much Love From Wales