When I signed up to volunteer in Honduras for six months, I never thought that I would end up staying there for 3.5 years! From January 2010 to July 2013, I lived in the Central American country of Honduras. I’d never written a story inspired by my time there until I was asked to contribute … Continue reading An unexpected adventure
I am EXHAUSTED! The past month has been a toughie. The family have all been ill with colds, sleep is... what is sleep? And in the midst of this comes the editor's report for my new novel. Fortunately I actually like editing, even when I'm this tired. Here's how it works. I get a report … Continue reading Totally spent
One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether my characters are based on real people. Sometimes they are, or I might name them after someone I know even if their character doesn't resemble them in real-life. In Strictly on Ice, I wanted to use a few names in honour of my favourite … Continue reading Real-life inspirations
I'm mesmerised by figure skating. It's a stunning sport, requiring grace, athleticism, musicality, and almost superhuman skill. When I was working on my latest novel, Strictly on Ice, I loved having the excuse to spend hours watching YouTube videos of figure skaters as inspiration. Find out more about Strictly on Ice This week the World … Continue reading The magic of figure skating
Yesterday was a brilliant day for me. Strictly on Ice went into the top ten of the sports fiction bestsellers on Amazon! I reached number 8 on the list, which feels like a huge achievement as it's a very popular category (sports romances are HUGE!) I know it won't stay that high on the list, … Continue reading Hitting the top ten!
I'm a big fan of Dancing on Ice, in fact, it's the inspiration behind Strictly on Ice. In my new novel, a bitter ex-Olympic skater and a washed-up rugby player team up on a reality skating show, where they have to deal with their painful pasts, media lies, and drama galore! Find out more about … Continue reading Winning isn’t everything…?
It's finally here! Publication day for Strictly on Ice has arrived. It's so exciting to see my second novel out in the world. Strictly on Ice: A new heartwarming inspirational romance for 2021 eBook: Buckley, Helen: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store I wrote Strictly on Ice while I was pregnant with my first child. It went through … Continue reading Publication day!
I’m so excited and nervous that my second book baby, Strictly on Ice, is about to be published. As publication day, March 9th, draws closer, I’d love to share with you about why I write and my path to publication so far. It wasn’t that long ago that I started writing novels. In 2018 I … Continue reading Why I write
Every year Dancing on Ice dramas dominate the headlines. This year we’ve had people pulling out due to injury, bereavement, covid-exposure, allegations of jealousy amongst the pro-skaters, scary falls, controversial tweets, daredevil lifts, and of course, the inevitable slew of complaints about Holly Willoughby’s low-cut dresses. The show is great to watch for the skating … Continue reading Dancing on Ice memorable moments
Every year when Dancing on Ice hits our screens, the rumour mill cranks into high gear about who is hooking up off the ice. It's not surprising that romances happen given the intense hours the pros and celebrities spend together in training and rehearsals. My Dancing on Ice inspired novel, Strictly on Ice, aims to … Continue reading Love on the ice…?