My Writing Process – Blog Tour

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Last week author friend Jenny Barden invited me to describe my writing process as part of a writers’ blog tour (you’ll have guessed this already from my blog’s title :) ) Jenny Barden is a historical romance writer and author of Mistress of the Sea and The Lost Duchess. You can find out more about … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Jill Steeples

Good to meet you…author Jill Steeples

You might know already that for the past few weeks I’ve been introducing some of my fellow graduates from the excellent New Writers’ Scheme, run by the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association. Today’s visitor is the lovely Jill Steeples, and for the first time this year…we can sit outside! The sun’s actually out! But don’t worry … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Jennie Jones

Good to meet you…author Jennie Jones

My visitor today comes from Down Under – my first author visit from Australia, and I’m very excited! I’ve made us the usual brew and would have loved to get Jennie Jones some Tim Tams (a delicious Australian biscuit which some friends once brought me back from Brisbane) but sadly they’re not available in the … Continue reading

Ten great openings to romantic novels

Ten great openings to romantic novels

In the past month a list of great opening lines in literature has appeared separately in The Irish Times (Ten great opening lines in literature), The Telegraph (The best opening lines in literature) and The Independent (First lines in fiction) I love a good list, and not only that, I was here first!  In October … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Celia J. Anderson

Good to meet you…author Celia J. Anderson

For the past few weeks I’ve been introducing some of my fellow graduates from the excellent New Writers’ Scheme, run by the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association. Today it’s the turn of Celia Anderson. I’m most excited about meeting Celia, since I recently discovered she lives in the same town I lived in as a teenager. … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Teresa F. Morgan

Good to meet you…author Teresa F. Morgan

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been introducing some of my fellow graduates from the excellent New Writers’ Scheme, which is run by the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association. Today it’s the turn of the lovely Teresa Morgan. Normally I give my guests some tea and cake, and I happen to have an abundance of … Continue reading

Great stories from the #Twitterfiction festival 2014

Great stories from the #Twitterfiction festival 2014

The #Twitterfiction Festival 2014 ran from 12th-16th March, and some wonderfully inventive stories came out of just using 140 character tweets. The romance category was represented by best-selling British novelist @KatieFforde, who live-tweeted from the perspective of a young woman on her twentieth blind date. @GraemeSimsion, author of The Rosie Project, tweeted the conversation between … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Jennifer Young

Good to meet you…author Jennifer Young

In the next few weeks I’ll be introducing some of my fellow graduates from the excellent New Writers’ Scheme run by the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association. Today I’m welcoming the lovely Jennifer Young! And what a lovely day it is, too. My daffs are out in all their golden glory, along with my crocuses, and … Continue reading