A few days ago, I finished the third draft of my third novel! I love the story, love the characters, and had a blast writing it. I’m so bloody chuffed with it that I feel giddy. But after the high must come the low. Now the book is written, I have to confront my least … Continue reading My least favourite part of writing
I realise I haven't updated the blog in a little while - it's been a busy time! I'm so excited by the things I'm currently working on and can't wait to share them. For the past few months I've been working hard on a series of three standalone contemporary romances, all with characters in the … Continue reading What now?
This was the week I had been waiting for. The week I officially became a published author! Star in the Shadows was published on Wednesday 30th October. Although the book itself is the culmination of about 18 month's of writing, editing and promoting, the dream that was realised by its publication actually came into being … Continue reading A dream come true
What a day! As well as looking after a slightly fractious seven month old, I was also delighted to be part of a book blog blitz, organised by Rachel's Random Resources (who I can't recommend highly enough). Here's who took part and what content they shared about Star in the Shadows. Q&A with me BforbookreviewDonnas … Continue reading Blog blitz round-up
The most obvious way to support an author is to buy their book, but that's not the only thing you can do! I know that lots of my friends and family want to help, but I'm also aware that Star in the Shadows won't be everyone's favourite genre, or that some people will be a … Continue reading Easy ways to help an author
This blog contains spoilers for Star in the Shadows Star in the Shadows contains scenes with potentially triggering content. The scenes are integral to the story and have a devastating impact on the characters involved, with long-term effects that run through the narrative of the story. After the book was completed, I became deeply concerned … Continue reading Trigger warning!
I confess - I’ve done it. Maybe you have too? When faced with row upon row of books in a shop, I’ve picked one to read the blurb solely on the basis that I like the look of the cover. So, forgive me while I tremble with nerves as I take a deep breath and … Continue reading Star in the Shadows – cover reveal!
When I started writing my first novel Star in the Shadows, it was like a love affair – I just couldn’t get enough of it. The urge to delve back into the world of my characters was so strong that it impelled me to get up early, write on the train, write at lunch, write … Continue reading Finding ‘the one’
Picking names is both one of the joys and challenges of being an author. I’ve always felt a bit envious of those authors who have a set idea of a title from the moment they start drafting their novels. I would go on Twitter and look up posts from the writing community, and sense that … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Have you ever told yourself that you can't do something? Or heard a malicious voice in your ear, whispering oh so convincingly, that you aren't good enough? That voice, if you let it, will tell you that you only got offered the promotion because they couldn't find anyone else. When someone invites you out, the … Continue reading Me myself and I(mposter) syndrome