Taking a break in Canterbury

I bought one of those worlds at the King’s English bookshop, a particularly crooked house, in Canterbury. I collect older Georgette Heyer’s and added The Conquerer to my collection on my trip. The 17th century house is also known as Sir John Boys House and is reputedly mentioned in the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

FREE BOOKS…well, if that doesn’t get you to click then perhaps we shouldn’t have a blogging relationship…

Haha! You clicked! In fact, let me just roll out the villain laugh, MWAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course, I’m kidding, for those who don’t click through, we can still have a blogging relationship, but to be quite frank, if you’re not interested in books you’ll find my blog rather dull. January can be quite a drear month,Continue reading “FREE BOOKS…well, if that doesn’t get you to click then perhaps we shouldn’t have a blogging relationship…”

Another year…

Another year is slipping rapidly away and amidst the warm glow of fairy lights and the excitement of soon-to-be-opened-presents, I find myself looking back on a busy and interesting time. A great many things have happened this year, some good and some sad. I was happy to see my second novel The Unexpected Earl come out andContinue reading “Another year…”

A Faithful Confidant…

That is, I believe, a just description of Peter Highsmith. No title to bear his name high, but a fortune large enough to compliment any young woman who would bear his name herself, Highsmith is a very amiable gentleman. He has an attractive masculine frame and a pleasant manner which has led to more thanContinue reading “A Faithful Confidant…”

A University Friend…

When I began writing (now I have mentioned this before but bear with me), I have to be honest, my hero and heroine were the characters I concerned myself most with and to be honest, the ones I liked the most. As I’ve continued to write however, I have found my peripheral characters become farContinue reading “A University Friend…”

Meet my Main Character by Philippa Jane Keyworth

 I’ve been tagged by Rosanne E. Lortz in her post on her main character Harold Emison, Earl of Anglesford, and now it is my pleasure to introduce you to my main character in my next book, The Unexpected Earl. Instead of introducing you to my heroine, who I’ve spoken about on the blog already, I thoughtContinue reading “Meet my Main Character by Philippa Jane Keyworth”

Plot twists that never stop coming…

So, a FB post inspired me to write this off-the-cuff post. It is mostly about TV rather than writing but I guess it could be applied. You see, the thing is, I think the problem with TV dramas these days is that they have plot twist after plot twist, until you can’t quite remember who’sContinue reading “Plot twists that never stop coming…”

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”