The Unexpected Earl Cover & Blurb Reveal!!!

It's just so exciting when your novel gets its cover. It's like something immaterial is finally given a face and you can point to it and say, 'that's mine' rather than just imagine the title and picture in your head. The Unexpected Earl, the story of a tempestuous heroine named Julia and all the scrapes [...]

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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's [...]

PRICE SLASH on The Widow’s Redeemer

Fancy reading a Regency romance? Have you been thinking of buying The Widow's Redeemer but haven't got round to it yet? Just need a large cuppa and a good read? Well GOOD NEWS! My publishers have informed me that The Widow's Redeemer Kindle version is having it's price slashed to $1.23 on Amazon.com and an amazingly [...]

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 the [...]

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? [...]

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 makes [...]

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 having [...]

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 Miss [...]

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 will [...]

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 for [...]