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!
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
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!
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 to today reveal the cover design and new title of my second novel - Strictly on Ice! The book will be published by ChocLit on the 9th March, and is available to pre-order NOW on Amazon. When falling in love comes with the risk of falling flat on your face...Former Olympic skating … Continue reading Strictly on Ice cover reveal!
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…!