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 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!
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 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!
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!
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
This was the week I had been waiting for. The week I officially became a published author! Star in the Shadows was published on Wednesday 30th October. Although the book itself is the culmination of about 18 month's of writing, editing and promoting, the dream that was realised by its publication actually came into being … Continue reading A dream come true