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!
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!
I'm delighted to reveal the cover for my latest novel today! Here is Celebrity SOS: Love Survives. I’m a celebrity ... trying to escape the past! When Katerina Murphy agrees to take part in Celebrity SOS, a reality TV show where celebrities have to fend for themselves in the Alaskan wilderness, she’s up for the challenge. … Continue reading Cover reveal!
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 realise I haven't updated the blog in a little while - it's been a busy time! I'm so excited by the things I'm currently working on and can't wait to share them. For the past few months I've been working hard on a series of three standalone contemporary romances, all with characters in the … Continue reading What now?
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?