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
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?
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
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
This blog contains spoilers for Star in the Shadows Star in the Shadows contains scenes with potentially triggering content. The scenes are integral to the story and have a devastating impact on the characters involved, with long-term effects that run through the narrative of the story. After the book was completed, I became deeply concerned … Continue reading Trigger warning!