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
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 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!
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!
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
If you've read my first novel, Room for Love (and look out for some exciting news about it very soon) then you'll know that amongst the many problems Carrie has in the book, getting the Avalon Inn looking great for her cousin's wedding is one of the biggest. Assuming you're not dealing with a falling… Continue reading Guest Post: The Venue of Your Themes
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
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!
That's right. In just seven days, I will no longer have to say "not until the 23rd" every time someone asks me if my second book is out yet! Not that I mind, of course. I'm just delighted that people seem to be looking forward to it, after reading Room for Love. Actually, the second… Continue reading One more week until you can meet Charlie Frost!
I'd planned to make these cupcakes today, as they're actually called Independence Day Cranberry and Maple Cupcakes in the book I nabbed them from, but as you can see, mine are more pink, white and cream than red, white and blue. Still, once I read this review of Room for Love from Long and Short… Continue reading Bake 25: Celebratory Cupcakes! (Oh, and a lovely review…)