Something I shouldn’t know about…

I’m such a fan of Christmas – but I’m sure everyone’s saying that on blogs right now. I mean it’s true, I won’t deny it. Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York is playing in the background, the fire is burning away and outside it’s chilly, it’s all rather Christmassy. Better yet, I KNOW what I’mContinue reading “Something I shouldn’t know about…”

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…”

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!!!”

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”

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’”

A Pretty Pants Week

So, this week was pretty pants. Although I’ll be posting this on Monday, I’m writing the post now – hence me speaking about a pants week (it wouldn’t make sense if I said it on a Monday at the beginning of the week – it’d be a pretty negative and fortune-telling way of thinking ofContinue reading “A Pretty Pants Week”

My Next Novel

I have actually already done a short blog post about my next novel on this link here, plus you can read the first (very rough and I have already edited it much more in a word doc) chapter of it here. I wrote a one-sentence synopsis of it a while ago: Julia Rotherham must keepContinue reading “My Next Novel”

What to do with reviews

I owe all the ingenuity of this blog post to my husband. He came up with a great idea of what to do with the reviews for my book The Widow’s Redeemer, and before you think it, no, he did not say ‘Don’t read them’ or ‘Throw them in the bin’. You see, it isContinue reading “What to do with reviews”

The Aftermath

On the lead up to the launch I was concentrating hard on blogging about my book, not that that’s a bad thing, but now the book is officially ‘out-there’, I am sat in the unladylike position of a resigned slump, a sigh escaping my mouth and a crooked half-smile playing about my lips as IContinue reading “The Aftermath”