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How to rediscover your writing mojo #amwriting #writetip

It’s four years now since my first novel, The Silk Romance, was published, and I’ve been writing in some form or another pretty much every day since then. Do I write because I love to write? No, not always. To be honest, sometimes writing feels like a great big chore. This isn’t helped by the…… Continue reading How to rediscover your writing mojo #amwriting #writetip

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Author @KathleenJowitt’s self-published debut novel shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Kathleen Jowitt to my blog today. Earlier this year Kathleen earned the phenomenal achievement of having her debut novel, Speak Its Name, short-listed for the Society of Authors’ Betty Trask Prize – the first-self-published novel ever to make the list. Welcome, Kathleen – good to meet you! Where…… Continue reading Author @KathleenJowitt’s self-published debut novel shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

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Why I write romance but love science fiction

Last month I released my new feel good romance, Felicity at the Cross Hotel, and so I missed writing a post for our Round Robin group of authors. I’m looking forward to taking part in July’s.. …and this month’s topic is: Whatever genre you write, do you have a different one that you love to…… Continue reading Why I write romance but love science fiction

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How writers shatter people’s dreams, and why I love La La Land

Last week I was featured on the site of book reviewer and blogger Anne Williams. Anne runs a brilliant and popular blog in the UK, and she was recently awarded the “Best Pal” award at the UK’s Book Bloggers Bash Awards. I’ve followed Anne’s blog for a while and have found many great books there…… Continue reading How writers shatter people’s dreams, and why I love La La Land

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Release day for Felicity at the Cross Hotel – and a special Tudor recipe to celebrate!

Today is release day for my feel good romance, Felicity at the Cross Hotel. Hooray! And to celebrate I have an old (secret) Tudor recipe with a strange ingredient, and a legend about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Felicity at the Cross Hotel is set in the Lake District – a romance writer’s dream for…… Continue reading Release day for Felicity at the Cross Hotel – and a special Tudor recipe to celebrate!

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“Which fictional character would you take for coffee?” and other bookish questions…!

Originally posted on Chat About Books:
I am delighted to welcome Helena Fairfax today :-) For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please? I live in the village of Saltaire, near Bradford, and I write contemporary romance/women’s fiction – and sometimes romantic mysteries, because I love reading…