What makes you feel Christmassy? One of the things I love about this season is the moving sound of the Salvation Army brass bands, playing on snowy streets in the winter. It never fails to make me teary-eyed. My new book, Strictly Christmas Spirit, was based on some of my own real-life experiences when I … Continue reading The TRUE story behind Strictly Christmas Spirit
It's here! Book three in the Spotlight Series has landed! Strictly Christmas Spirit is my first ever Christmas novel, and I absolutely loved writing it, not least because some of the book is inspired by my own life experiences (a topic I'll be blogging about very soon!) Strictly Christmas Spirit has a touch of Strictly … Continue reading Publication day – Strictly Christmas Spirit
I love a good romance, but for me, it needs to have a happy ending. I feel so terribly disappointed when there isn't a happy ever after, although I know that sometimes the story just has to finish that way. For example, the ending of Me before you, by Jo Jo Moyes, had me in … Continue reading Happy ever afters
I had a very very good weekend folks. Very good indeed. Wanna know why? Oh go on, then, as I'm just itching to tell you. Strictly on Ice this weekend gained best seller flags on Amazon in the UK, Canada, and Australia! I am absolutely thrilled! I hope people love the story of Katie and … Continue reading A best-seller!
Some of the biggest, most popular shows on TV feature celebrities learning something new (and sometimes failing miserably!) Who doesn't love watching a famous person turn their formidable talents to a totally new discipline? Personally, I adore shows like these, and they helped to inspire my Spotlight Series of books. Strictly on Ice was heavily … Continue reading Can’t teach a celeb new tricks?
In the 1990s and early 2000s, boyband stars were kings. My bedroom was plastered with posters of Take That, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyzone, and Westlife. I listened to A1’s albums on repeat, sang along to Blue, danced along to Five, swooned to Boyz II Men. So when I was writing my latest heart throb … Continue reading Top of the Pops
I’m a big fan of survival shows. I love the drama, the shock factor, the entertainment. Survival shows inspired my latest novel Celebrity SOS: Love Survives, about a group of British celebrities in Alaska. Two of the group, Finn and Katerina, share a past and must find a way to survive not just blizzards and … Continue reading Love survives
I don’t know what it is about survival shows and films that enthralls me so much. I just love to see people tackle the most inhospitable environments, watching as they take on parched deserts and wild jungles, scale mountains and battle blizzards, all from the comfort of my own sofa. Survival shows have long fascinated … Continue reading The thrill of survival
I'm thrilled that Celebrity SOS: Love Survives is now out in the world. It's the second book in my Spotlight Series, but can be read as a standalone. (Strictly on Ice is the first book in the series). This is my third novel and therefore my third publication day. I'd like to say that I … Continue reading Publication day!
Originally posted in 2018, updated 2021 I’ve touched on this in my bio but here's where you can find out more about my experience of infertility. These were some of the most difficult times of my life, and my heart goes out to anyone going through something similar. I didn’t expect infertility to be an … Continue reading Missed conceptions – the trials and tribulations of infertility