It's January, and after all the Christmas excesses and New Year indulgences, it's time to start afresh, and that usually means - New Year's Resolutions! A lot of people think about writing a novel and perhaps you're going to make this your New Year's resolution. Maybe writing is something you've wanted to do for ages … Continue reading 2021 – time to write that novel?
I love getting readers involved while I’m writing my books. I’m lucky to have a number of readers who get to see all my work before it’s published, who give me lots of great suggestions, plus my husband often comes up with some great ideas! Another way I like to get readers involved is by … Continue reading Ask the audience
There's nothing more terrifying than opening your email and seeing the subject line "Edits", especially when one is ten days post-birth and feeling rather emotionally fragile. Yes, the edits for Falling Again are in and I've got work to do. I'm delighted that the tasting panel for Choc Lit (my publishers) love the story, but … Continue reading The edits are in!
Where do you get your ideas? This is one of the questions I get asked a lot, and I always find it tricky to answer because there are so many sources of inspiration which I weave into my novels. Here’s a few: Popular culture It could be a TV show, a film, or a song … Continue reading When inspiration strikes…!
I’m so excited to announce today that I have signed a three-book contract with Choc Lit publishers! I can’t wait to work with these award-winning publishers to bring you my next three novels, and to join the Choc Lit family, which includes fabulous authors such as Lucy Keeling, Kirsty Ferry and Angela Britnell, to name … Continue reading Exciting news!
Now that I’ve finished my fourth novel, I’ve learned a few tricks to make my life easier. As a mum with an overactive toddler and another baby on the way, I’m extremely time poor. I don’t have time to waste, barely a moment to spare, so anything I can do to save time while writing … Continue reading Lessons learned
Being a romance writer, I go all gooey for a gorgeous love poem. Here are some of my favourites! Click on the links in the titles to see the full poem. Byron – She walks in Beauty I’ve always loved a bit of Byron and this is my favourite poem of his. When I was … Continue reading Love poems
It’s hard to believe that I started writing seriously about two years ago. I honestly never thought that I would complete one novel, yet here I am in July 2020, with four completed novels under my belt. It’s been a rollercoaster these past two years. Life has certainly kept me busy! I’ve been through IVF, … Continue reading The unending struggle of finding the time
I recently finished editing my second novel Falling Again (part of my new series) – with the help of fab editor Amanda Horan at Let’s get booked. A friend of mine also kindly proof-read the novel for me. It was a learning curve! Here are the top five things I discovered from the process: Head … Continue reading Lessons on editing
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