Dressing a Regency Woman

This blog post aims to give you a brief outline of how a Regency woman would be dressed. The thing is, so many authors assume their readers know what a spencer jacket is, what a shift is, what stays are, and if you don’t you feel rather silly asking! I myself will admit, for theContinue reading “Dressing a Regency Woman”

Castles, Customs & Kings – STOP The Presses….actually….START All The Presses!

Now I have been remiss, no, not just remiss, I have been appallingly, devastatingly, rubbishly, remiss in telling anyone about the wonderful book Castles, Customs and Kings (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), which contains, among the hundreds of finely penned articles, an historical article by yours truly! So exciting, and why haven’t I mentioned this properly before?Continue reading “Castles, Customs & Kings – STOP The Presses….actually….START All The Presses!”

The Guilt of Writing

I have realised recently, both from my own experience and from hearing about the experiences of others, that there really is a lot of guilt going hand-in-hand with writing for some authors. It can sound fanciful to some, but it to others it can be something which dries up the flow of inspiration and makesContinue reading “The Guilt of Writing”

Writing that second book…

Hello all, I am back from the land of editing for a while and have thus been writing a few blog posts as well I should considering how I’ve neglected to it so! Something randomly funny for you: As an introduction back into blogging I thought I’d write about something I’ve recently realised. Since havingContinue reading “Writing that second book…”

How to edit a novel

My goodness it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. It’s all that editing I’ve been busy doing. It always takes longer than you think and though enjoyable it’s even better when you’re done. I say that knowing full well I am not done yet. I have finished my second draft though, and the novel MissContinue reading “How to edit a novel”

Kindle Giveaway Winner US & UK!

A short and very sweet post to announce the winners of my Kindle US & UK Giveaway! Ooo, exciting times…. Winner of the US Kindle copy of The Widow’s Redeemer = Anne Goodwin! Winner of the UK Kindle copy of The Widow’s Redeemer = Yvonne French! I am delighted to announce that the winners willContinue reading “Kindle Giveaway Winner US & UK!”

US & UK Kindle GIVEAWAY of The Widow’s Redeemer! 1st June – 14th June

Hallooo all! Now, I have been somewhat buried – that’s right, literally buried – in edits of my new manuscript, and as you have seen, I’ve come up for air to share excerpts of Miss Rotherham that I’ve edited and to host brilliantly written guest posts like Rosanne E. Lortz’s one 🙂 To apologise forContinue reading “US & UK Kindle GIVEAWAY of The Widow’s Redeemer! 1st June – 14th June”

Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’

L. P. Hartley wrote: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” This, as every historical novelist will tell you, is true. But perhaps it is an oversimplification. Perhaps the past is not just one foreign country, but several. Is the process for writing historical fiction the same regardless of the eraContinue reading “Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’”

Emerging from Editing for an Excerpt – Miss Rotherham

As the title says, I’m emerging from editing to put up an excerpt. I’ve been spending some time editing Miss Rotherham, and I’m enjoying getting to know all the characters again. The thing I’d forgotten is that editing is actually bally hard work! I have also been remembering recently that I promised a series onContinue reading “Emerging from Editing for an Excerpt – Miss Rotherham”

PJK interviews Stuart “Sir Read-A-Lot” MacAllister, writer & blogger.

It is my pleasure to welcome onto my blog today, Stuart MacAllister. Many of you know him as the blogger behind Sir Read-A-Lot and today you can get a glimpse of him not only under that alias, but also under the alias of writer! Enjoy my bloggerinos: Tell me a little about yourself, Stuart? (e.g.Continue reading “PJK interviews Stuart “Sir Read-A-Lot” MacAllister, writer & blogger.”