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
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!
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
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
It's officially summer. We've had the school fete, we've had sports day, we've even had the daughter's first school report. Which means, next up must be the long, hot summer holidays... At the moment, my work hours are mostly during school hours - which this year, has been two and a half to three hours… Continue reading Summer, and the time of unicorns
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
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!
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
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
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!