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Four of my favourite romance authors in one brilliant collection! @SophieWestonbks

Sophie Weston is a long time member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and for a long time has been one of my favourite category romance authors. I’m absolutely delighted that Sophie is turning her hand to category romance again, and not only that, her new book is part of a collection with three of my…… Continue reading Four of my favourite romance authors in one brilliant collection! @SophieWestonbks

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Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

This week fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member and Yorkshire lass, Rhoda Baxter, is releasing her contemporary romance Girl in Trouble. Rhoda has come up with a brilliant idea to celebrate, which is to ask her friends to write posts all based on the same theme and publish them on the day of release. I love this,…… Continue reading Blessings in Disguise – Finding Writing Inspiration and Romance in Unlikely Places

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Witches, Macbeth, superstition and mystery in A Year of Light and Shadows

The season of witches, spells, superstition and Hallowe’en is approaching, and it’s a time of year I love. The Yorkshire moors near where I live are shrouded in mist some mornings, and it’s an eerie sight, as you can see from my photo. This was taken on a day when I was standing above the…… Continue reading Witches, Macbeth, superstition and mystery in A Year of Light and Shadows

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(York) Tea for Two – and a Whole Host of RNA Writers

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Official tickets! Exciting. Or scary! So there we were, Julie Heslington and me, standing outside The Royal York Hotel, all ready to go inside and brave our first “proper” Romantic Novelists’ Association event. Julie had been to a couple of conferences before but, for me, it was my first RNA event,…

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Essential tips for authors at a book-signing convention or lit fest #indieauthors

Last month the UK Indie Lit Fest took place in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the north of England. This author convention was a free event, with over 40 indie authors attending. The event included writing classes, author readings, activities for children, and the chance for readers to talk to best-selling authors around the world via…… Continue reading Essential tips for authors at a book-signing convention or lit fest #indieauthors

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Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

It’s almost two years since my feel good read A Way from Heart to Heart was published. I was looking over some old posts I’d written around release date, and I came across this one I wrote for American author friend Mary Waibel, about books that are “easy to read”. When I’m writing, I spend a…… Continue reading Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

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Places (not) to visit in the beautiful county of Yorkshire

This weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend in England – hooray! The last Monday in August is always an official holiday, and banks are shut, and most people can take the day off. Along with Easter Monday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, we have two other Bank Holidays in England – the…… Continue reading Places (not) to visit in the beautiful county of Yorkshire