Paperback copies of Duvet Day get Lab tested!

My author copies of Duvet Day arrived this weekend and it was such a thrill to be able to hold them for the first time! Thankfully my faithful companion was on hand to make sure the box was fully Lab tested. Inevitably, he was slightly more interested in his dinner (it was that time ofContinue reading “Paperback copies of Duvet Day get Lab tested!”

Win a copy of Duvet Day!

Everyone deserves a Duvet Day…and now there’s a chance for you to win one! The lovely folk at My Weekly are running a competition to win one of five paperback copies. Head over to their website to find out more, plus you can watch a video of me reading an exclusive extract from the book.Continue reading “Win a copy of Duvet Day!”

Out of Office

I was absolutely thrilled when my short story “Out of Office” was selected to feature in “The Word for Freedom“, an anthology published by Retreat West Books to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. The book is raising money for the charity Hestia so it’s all for a very good cause. The anthology is on saleContinue reading “Out of Office”

The Word for Freedom

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Out of Office” is going to be included in “The Word for Freedom” anthology, a collection of stories of women’s suffrage published by Retreat West Books to raise money for the charity Hestia. It’s due to be published at the beginning of November to coincide with the Hundred YearsContinue reading “The Word for Freedom”

Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2017

Picture the scene. It’s a rainy day in July and a group of strangers have met in a hotel to plot murder…Don’t worry, this was murder of the strictly fictional variety! The day in question was Creative Thursday at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2017.  The Festival takes place at the Old Swan Hotel which isContinue reading “Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2017”

The Magic of Romance at the Bradford Literature Festival

When my romantic comedy “Who Does He Think He Is?” was published back in December 2016, I had no idea that just over six months later I would be appearing as a bona fide author at the Bradford Literature Festival. I was invited to be a member of the panel at the Magic of RomanceContinue reading “The Magic of Romance at the Bradford Literature Festival”

RNA Summer Party and the Joan Hessayon award

The Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Party….well, as it had ‘summer’ in the title, it was of course raining! As I splashed my way from Covent Garden to the party venue at the Royal Overseas League, I was extremely glad that I’d been organised enough to bring a pair of emergency shoes for the party. ItContinue reading “RNA Summer Party and the Joan Hessayon award”

A day out at Harewood House

The birds are singing, lambs are playing in the fields and the big yellow thing in the sky has actually deigned to put in an appearance. I think spring might actually be here, gasp! To celebrate that very thing, my mum and I went for a day out at the beautiful Harewood House in WestContinue reading “A day out at Harewood House”

A fable for New Year: the story of a little tug boat named Good Will

Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a little harbour. It was nestled in a curving bay surrounded by gently undulating hills. Seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, the little harbour was a constant whirl of action. Fishing vessels flocked in and out as they chased their catch. CruiseContinue reading “A fable for New Year: the story of a little tug boat named Good Will”

Countdown to publication day

Oh my, it’s only 4 days, yes that’s right, just 4 days until my debut romantic comedy ‘Who Does He Think He Is?‘ is published. Now it’s got to this stage, I confess the excitement and the fear are about level pegging. The thought of my book, which I’ve worked so hard on, going outContinue reading “Countdown to publication day”