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 scrapesContinue reading “The Unexpected Earl Cover & Blurb Reveal!!!”

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 amazinglyContinue reading “PRICE SLASH on The Widow’s Redeemer”

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”

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”

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-publicationContinue reading “RONE Awards – My Book is up for Public Voting!!!”

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 thatContinue reading “Susan Lindsay Winner of The Widow’s Redeemer Paperback Giveaway”

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 haveContinue reading “The Widow’s Redeemer on Nook @ Barnes & Noble”