Dressing a Regency Gentleman

This is shocking! This post was meant to be a follow-up to my Dressing a Regency Woman post and I completely forgot to post it - that was 2 years ago! SHOCKING. Worse than that, I updated it (sorting out those pesky typos - I hope) and then something went wrong and I lost the [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 on [...]

RONE Awards – My Book is up for Public Voting!!!

My debut novel The Widow’s Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), has been nominated for the RONE Book Award for excellence in post medieval historical fiction and it is now up for public voting which you can do here! (I will only be posting about this once 🙂 ) What's the RONE Award: In a pre-publication [...]

Susan Lindsay Winner of The Widow’s Redeemer Paperback Giveaway

Just a short and very sweet post to announce that the winner of the giveaway of The Widow's Redeemer, which ran between the 18th-24th March, is Susan Lindsay!A massive congratulations to Susan who will be receiving her signed copy of the book this coming week 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it Susan, and that it [...]

The Widow’s Redeemer on Nook @ Barnes & Noble

Great news for all my American friends - The Widow's Redeemer is now officially available on Nook, the Barnes & Noble eReader! It has been great to see my book become available to readers in paperback and on Kindle. I have loved reading the reviews, and for those people who I have met that have [...]