This morning I started my writing day with reading. It turns out it was quite a good idea, but if I said I did it for any other reason than to stop myself putting the tele on I'd be lying. My name is Philippa, and I am a TV addict. A book a month challenge [...]
It amazes me that sometimes, in my internet wanderings, when I am trying to find little nuggets of fact amidst the fog of the past that might embroider my novels with authentic detail, Google presents me with nothing exact. I mean, it's rather obvious that Google and Wikipedia and all other random, non-authoratitive sources, might [...]
And there she stayed, in my mind, winding around the tables, playing another game of cards, waiting for her story to be written. She was beckoning me, and only her face, her path, was clear to me from among the blurred faces of that hell. I couldn't ignore her, not when she dwelt in my mind, she compelled me to write her story, from that first night in the hell where we met, until...
I really don't know what it is about historic dress that fascinates me, but it really does do just that, fascinates me. I can spend ages staring at the line of a dress, the embroidery of a sleeve and the shape of a heel.
I'm so pleased to announce that my 3rd novel Fool Me Twice is now under contract with Madison Street Publishing and should be emerging into the public light by the end of 2016! I signed the contract last week and am really looking forward to the publishing journey again. Now the fun begins, the [...]
Since late last year I decided that I wanted to start scrapbooking. Previously I have kept a memories scrapbook which is notoriously fat with everything I've kept (I'm a bit of a sentimental hoarder), stuck in with any adhesive I could find. If a notebook could look like it was going to explode, this one [...]
So, I have been editing Fool Me Twice and in my first draft the hero and heroine have a scene where they meet in a public place - quite by chance obviously. The only problem is, that now I'm editing it, I've realised that where they meet is not quite appropriate so I'm going to have to [...]
I am delighted to welcome Ginger Myrick onto my blog for a guest post and excerpt from her latest historical fiction novel exploring the life of the enigmatic Maria Antoinette - enjoy: Marie Antoinette was perhaps most iconically known for her sense of style. Although many of the ideas of French fashion we associate with [...]