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
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
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
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?