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Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

I first met author Kate Field a few years ago at a Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, and we’ve been friends ever since. Kate is one of the authors in the Miss Moonshine anthologies – stories by nine northern authors – and it’s a great pleasure to invite Kate to visit over the Pennines to celebrate…… Continue reading Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

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9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

Another month, another authors’ Round Robin! And this month our topic is: How do you choose your characters’ names? Are there any you avoid? I thought this topic might be quite easy to write about but, actually, once I started thinking about it, I realised in many ways choosing names for your characters is even…… Continue reading 9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

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A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

It’s a great pleasure to meet author Carol McGrath today, and to welcome her to a spring-like Yorkshire! The Greek Mani Where do you live, Carol? There is a question! I live in Oxfordshire, England. I also own a house in the Greek Mani which is where I am at the moment. That sounds -…… Continue reading A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

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Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an audiobook? As a reader, do you often listen to audio? In the past three years, out of ebooks, paperbacks and audio, audiobooks have had the highest year on year growth. Michael Sum and Stewart Storrar of Voquent, a voiceover agency, have kindly offered to answer a…… Continue reading Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know

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Where Do Ideas Come From? 6 Tips on Finding Inspiration

It’s another month, and another of our authors’ Round Robins… This month our topic is set by author Fiona McGier: Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration seems like a sort of magic, and one of the wonders of the human mind. It’s amazing to think how an idea or image in someone else’s brain…… Continue reading Where Do Ideas Come From? 6 Tips on Finding Inspiration

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Working well at home: Wellbeing tips for writers, creatives and freelancers

Image by Comfreak from Pixabay Image by Morgan Harper-Nichols from Pixabay How are you coping? Since the latest lockdown restrictions here in the UK, this is a question I’ve asked or been asked often. Underneath this short question lies so much more. How are you coping with the lockdown? With having a house full of…… Continue reading Working well at home: Wellbeing tips for writers, creatives and freelancers

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Author J.Q. Rose’s Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening: Getting Ready for Spring

It’s a great pleasure to welcome American author J.Q. Rose to my blog today for the launch of her memoir, Arranging a Dream. J.Q. Rose has been a friend ever since we were at the same publishing house, and our friendship has grown over our love of gardens. (You can read my first interview with…… Continue reading Author J.Q. Rose’s Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening: Getting Ready for Spring

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Have yourself a merry Christmas story!

It’s the last Saturday before Christmas, and the last authors’ Round Robin of the year. Our topic this month of December is to write a short story or release an excerpt from one of our books. This has been such a terrible year for so many. I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward…… Continue reading Have yourself a merry Christmas story!

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9 brilliant Christmas novels for a winter’s evening

If, like me, you’re dreaming of a Christmas filled with books, films and mince pies, here are some of my favourite Christmas novels for inspiration, both for Christmas gift ideas,and for sitting by the fire with a glass of Bailey’s, with nothing to do but read :) Three of the best Christmas romance novels This…… Continue reading 9 brilliant Christmas novels for a winter’s evening

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Dinosaurs, a deadly disease and time travel in Jennifer Macaire’s new novel

In Jennifer Macaire’s new novel a deadly disease is ripping through the world. Her heroine has the chance to save millions of lives by travelling back in time to find a vaccine. I love the premise of this new book (and how I wish someone would step through a time portal with a vaccine for…… Continue reading Dinosaurs, a deadly disease and time travel in Jennifer Macaire’s new novel