It's publication day for my fourth book in the Spotlight Series, Keeping up with the Kershaws. In all honesty I have barely been able to focus on this publication day. It's been at the bottom of my pile of priorities. Not because I don't love the book. But because my youngest son has been on … Continue reading Publication day!
Strictly Come Dancing is one of the most popular shows on our screens, and it's had some amazing moments - high-scoring routines, romantic dramas, snipes and fallouts, giving me lots of inspiration for my latest novel Strictly Christmas Spirit. The show has also had some real ground-breaking moments. Let's find out what firsts Strictly has … Continue reading Strictly Come Dancing – groundbreakers
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
In the 1990s and early 2000s, boyband stars were kings. My bedroom was plastered with posters of Take That, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyzone, and Westlife. I listened to A1’s albums on repeat, sang along to Blue, danced along to Five, swooned to Boyz II Men. So when I was writing my latest heart throb … Continue reading Top of the Pops
I don’t know what it is about survival shows and films that enthralls me so much. I just love to see people tackle the most inhospitable environments, watching as they take on parched deserts and wild jungles, scale mountains and battle blizzards, all from the comfort of my own sofa. Survival shows have long fascinated … Continue reading The thrill of survival
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
One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether my characters are based on real people. Sometimes they are, or I might name them after someone I know even if their character doesn't resemble them in real-life. In Strictly on Ice, I wanted to use a few names in honour of my favourite … Continue reading Real-life inspirations
I’m so excited and nervous that my second book baby, Strictly on Ice, is about to be published. As publication day, March 9th, draws closer, I’d love to share with you about why I write and my path to publication so far. It wasn’t that long ago that I started writing novels. In 2018 I … Continue reading Why I write
Every year Dancing on Ice dramas dominate the headlines. This year we’ve had people pulling out due to injury, bereavement, covid-exposure, allegations of jealousy amongst the pro-skaters, scary falls, controversial tweets, daredevil lifts, and of course, the inevitable slew of complaints about Holly Willoughby’s low-cut dresses. The show is great to watch for the skating … Continue reading Dancing on Ice memorable moments