I’m a big fan of survival shows. I love the drama, the shock factor, the entertainment. Survival shows inspired my latest novel Celebrity SOS: Love Survives, about a group of British celebrities in Alaska. Two of the group, Finn and Katerina, share a past and must find a way to survive not just blizzards and … Continue reading Love survives
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 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
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
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 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
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!