Good to meet you…author Julie Stock

Good to meet you…author Julie Stock

I’m absolutely delighted to introduce today’s author, Julie Stock. I’ve met Julie in real life (not just drinking tea in my virtual garden, like my usual interviews :) ) as we were roomed in the same corridor at the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference last year. As you can guess from her photo, Julie has a … Continue reading

What makes a page-turning read?

What makes a page-turning read?

Another month has gone by, and it’s time for another Round Robin. This month the topic is “What keeps you glued to a story?” What a great question! As a writer, I was really interested to know what sorts of things kept readers turning the pages way past bedtime, and so yesterday I posted the … Continue reading

Does this YA novel really deserve an award?

Does this YA novel really deserve an award?

Today I’m going to do something I very rarely do, and that’s write something negative about a book. I never post a review less than 4 stars, as most authors work hard to get a book out, are struggling to make a living from writing, and can do without negative comments from other writers. Usually … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble

Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble

What a glorious Easter weekend it’s been. Yesterday there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and I spent the whole day tidying up the garden ready for planting out some bedding plants. So good to have a day warm enough to sit outside, drink tea and share the rest of my Easter eggs with my … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

It’s lovely to introduce Jenny Harper today. Jenny is a member of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association, and I met her last year at the RNA’s conference, along with a brilliant group of Scottish authors. Good to talk to you again, Jenny. Welcome to a spring-like England! Whereabouts in Scotland do you live, Jenny? I … Continue reading