Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

A Visit to the Village

As of this time yesterday, the husband and I have been married for ten whole years. To celebrate, we took advantage of my parents' offer of thirty hours of free childcare last week and absconded to Portmeirion for the night. For those unfamiliar with North Wales' only Italianate village, it looks a bit like this:… Continue reading A Visit to the Village

Love & Writing

Happy Claude-mas, everybody!

It may still only be October, but my second Christmas book of the year is out today! Claude's Christmas Adventure is the story of a big-hearted (and large stomached) French Bulldog called Claude, who is accidentally left behind by his beloved family at Christmas. While his family are battling to get back home to him,… Continue reading Happy Claude-mas, everybody!

Love & Writing

Are you ready to explore Rosewood?

It's here at last! Release day for my first Women's Fiction novel - The Last Days of Summer.  I'm so excited for you all to visit Rosewood - to hear Nathaniel tell stories, take afternoon tea with Therese, and watch Saskia try to find her place in her family again. In case you've missed it, head… Continue reading Are you ready to explore Rosewood?

Love & Writing

An Invitation to Rosewood

Come one, come all, and join us at Rosewood - home of literary legend, Nathaniel Drury, and his family. Amazingly, there’s only two weeks left until my new book, The Last Days of Summer, hits the virtual shelves on June 9th. (It’s up for pre-order right now pretty much everywhere.) As we get closer to… Continue reading An Invitation to Rosewood

from here to paternity (leave)
Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

Catch up on Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 Hello, Mr S. Pembroke here. Husband, Scientist, and now short-term stay-at-home Dad. It's now been a full 5 weeks since my feet last graced the stained and pock-marked floor of an industrial laboratory, and I have very mixed feelings about returning. Mrs Pembroke has asked me to… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

from here to paternity (leave)
Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3

Catch up on Week 1 and Week 2 Week Three of the Great Life Swap, and I think we’re finally getting into the swing of things. Actually, I’m starting to panic about how much I still have to fit into the next two weeks. The husband, meanwhile, appears to be taking everything in his stride. Even… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3

from here to paternity (leave)
Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 2

Catch up on Week 1. We’re now two weeks into to the Month Long Life Swap - where I disappear into my study at 8am saying ‘I’m off to work now, darling!’ and the husband waves distractedly from behind a screaming baby while also trying to put the daughter’s hair up for school. Actually, the main… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 2

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Love & Writing

From Here To Paternity (Leave) Week One

It’s all change here at Pembroke Cottage. After five months of maternity leave, I’m back to being a working mum - and the husband is in charge of both children. Alone. For a whole month. Four weeks is the longest time he’s ever had out of the lab and away from the office since he started… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) Week One

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…”

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Release day for Tom and Violet!

Falling for the Bridesmaid is out in shops and on e-shelves in the UK, Australia and North America today! Romantic Times gave it a brilliant 4* review, saying: Readers will get a kick out of the dry humour and several ups and downs, which make Pembroke's latest a real page turner. So what's it about? Always… Continue reading Release day for Tom and Violet!