Heiress on the Run
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Back to Work

So, I'm back at my desk and hard at work this week, after a lengthy (and lovely!) Christmas break. I did pretty much no writing at all for two whole weeks, although I'm totally making up for it now! I did take some time to look back at the last year, though, and do some… Continue reading Back to Work

Stranded with the Tycoon UK Cover
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

New Releases and Reviews

I'm back at my desk for the first time in over a week, after seven glorious days away in Turkey (full holiday post and photos to follow!) and it's all going full speed! First off, I have two new releases: Stranded with the Tycoon  and Summer of Love are now both out as e-books in the… Continue reading New Releases and Reviews

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A Lot Can Change In A Year…

This time last year, I was nervously preparing for the 2012 Festival of Romance in Bedford. It was my very first major writers event, my first time reading my work in public, my first time showing up and chatting to real authors as if I almost belonged there. The first two e-books in my Love… Continue reading A Lot Can Change In A Year…

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Missing summer yet?

I don't know about where you are, but here in Hertfordshire I have unpacked the boots and winter coats. I've bought the daughter the sweetest little owl hat ever made, and am happily imagining crisp autumn walks, cosy evenings with a book and a blanket, and pub lunches with roaring fires. All while ignoring the… Continue reading Missing summer yet?

Harlequin Romance Lunch in London
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

The New Normal – Life As A Full Time Writer

It's been a week since my first Harlequin Romance novel, Stranded with the Tycoon, was published. A whole week! And in that week, the following things (not all entirely related to the book) have also happened: I got to go for a fancy lunch in London with other HR authors, including the lovely Michelle Douglas,… Continue reading The New Normal – Life As A Full Time Writer

Stranded with the Tycoon
Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Release dates, reviews and another cover

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

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

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

Anniversaries

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

Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A new look, and a new book cover!

This weekend, the lovely Renee Rocco at Lyrical Press sent over the cover design for the third book in my Love from Wales series, Summer of Love, due out in December. I'd been somewhat nervously awaiting this one, just because I love the first two covers in the series so much! When I had to… Continue reading A new look, and a new book cover!

Room for Love cover
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

My Bookiversary!

Happy Bookiversary to me!  On this day, last year, my first novel, Room for Love, was officially released. I was, due to a slight scheduling error, stuck up a castle in Derbyshire at the time, trying to manage release promos and blog tours via the non-existant 3G connection on my phone, and squealing every time… Continue reading My Bookiversary!