Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Conferences, Contracts and Celebrations

It's been a busy - but brilliant - week and a half. So busy that I haven't had a chance to update until now! The Friday before last, I headed up to Sheffield for the Romantic Novelist's Association Conference. I was, I'll admit, a little nervous, it being my first one. But I really needn't… Continue reading Conferences, Contracts and Celebrations

Let's go fly a kite
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

This weekend, spring finally seemed to make an appearance, just in time for the daughter to head back to school today for her last term in the nursery class. Still, she made the most of it, as you can see from her gleeful, kite chasing photo. For me, back to school means back to work.… Continue reading Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Me & Her
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

Any Questions?

The daughter has always been the inquisitive type. And by 'inquisitive' I mean 'asks questions every single waking moment of her life.' Her favourite times to indulge this pastime at the moment are: when she's gardening with Daddy; when she should be going to sleep; whenever anybody is trying to do anything requiring any level… Continue reading Any Questions?

Husband & Daughter
Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing

Easter: Weddings, Deadlines, Flash Mobs & Reading Under The Covers

There's still a little snow on the ground here in places - and a lot more back home in Wales - but with the Easter holidays upon us it's just got to be Spring now, right? Unusually for us, we were at home for Easter this year, rather than up in Wales, because a very… Continue reading Easter: Weddings, Deadlines, Flash Mobs & Reading Under The Covers

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

Release Dates!

Just a quick update today, as I'm hard at work on edits/proposals/first drafts all at the same time today... It's half term, and I have to make the most of every moment I get to work this week! Still, I wanted to update the blog with the latest dates and details for my upcoming releases...… Continue reading Release Dates!

Blackberry Cupcakes
Food for Thought, Love & Writing

Bake 36: Blackberry Cupcakes

We're deep in the midst of moving madness here, as well as quite a lot of writing madness. There are boxes everywhere, I'm halfway through my second first draft in a month and a half, and I'm just about to pack up my baking supplies, so we'll be cakeless for a few days. I should… Continue reading Bake 36: Blackberry Cupcakes

Wishing Well by f_shields
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

If wishes were horses…

The daughter is somewhat obsessed with wishes at the moment. This manifests itself in a number of different ways. In the toy aisles of supermarkets, it makes itself known in the form of wistful requests. "I wish I had a flying pony toy/hula hoop/really hideous toy thing." Always said while looking longingly at the item… Continue reading If wishes were horses…

The Puppini Sisters
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Puppini Sister

No, seriously. Look at these women. Don't you? Backing up... It was my birthday on Friday, and my very lovely brother bought me a ticket for their show as my present. Mostly so he could go too, obviously, but still an incredibly wonderful gift. Plus, we got to go for Mexican first. The Puppini Sisters,… Continue reading When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Puppini Sister

Deep Thoughts, Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing

Falling in Love with the City

I know my books are all set in small villages and towns, out in the hills and the country, miles from anywhere... but I have a confession to make. I love London. I always have, ever since we spent a weekend there when I was sixteen, in the middle of a heat wave, and my… Continue reading Falling in Love with the City

Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

On target!

Just checking in with a quick update - I finished the first draft of my new book this week, on time, and I still love it (which is rare at this point). It needs a good, thorough revision, of course, but the bones are down and I know I can work with them. Still a… Continue reading On target!