mystery novels · recipes

#Mystery, #romance, and a delicious French-Scottish #recipe for Petticoat Tails

Today sees the release of my romantic suspense collection, A Year of Light and Shadows. Hooray! And it’s an excuse to show my lovely cover again here (I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it :) ) On the release of Palace of Deception (Book One in the Year of Light and Shadows collection) I…… Continue reading #Mystery, #romance, and a delicious French-Scottish #recipe for Petticoat Tails

Christmas · recipes · romance

Author Helen Pollard’s #recipe for Christmas oat cookies, and a sweet romance

For the past few weeks I’ve been running a series of posts featuring authors’ favourite holiday recipes…and I can’t believe this is now my last author recipe before Christmas Day! During the course of this run of posts I’ve sometimes had to “translate” ingredients as we don’t always use the same terminology around the world,…… Continue reading Author Helen Pollard’s #recipe for Christmas oat cookies, and a sweet romance

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A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

Je suis vraiment enchantée to welcome French author Marie Laval to my blog today. Marie is from Lyon, but has lived in the north of England for many years, and she’s actually a friend in real life as well as in cyber-space. So we have a great European mix today – a French author, an English…… Continue reading A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

Christmas · recipes · romance

Beverley Bateman’s recipe for Christmas Quick Bread – plus, the perfect Christmas gift

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about an anthology of Christmas romance stories put together by 21 authors of the group Exquisite Quills. Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes is an ideal Christmas gift and the perfect book to dip into over the holidays. With around forty heartwarming stories and…… Continue reading Beverley Bateman’s recipe for Christmas Quick Bread – plus, the perfect Christmas gift

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Author Susan Bernhardt’s recipe for Beef Wellington…and a cosy Christmas murder

Have you ever had a Christmas guest you could cheerfully murder? Author Susan Bernhardt, my visitor today, gives a brilliant description of such a guest in her latest murder mystery. She also has a recipe for a delicious British favourite, Beef Wellington (yay – the British do know how to cook!) Welcome to Yorkshire, Susan,…… Continue reading Author Susan Bernhardt’s recipe for Beef Wellington…and a cosy Christmas murder

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Author Marsha West’s quick, easy and delicious recipe for Cranberry Relish

Since my first novel was published I’ve found one of the greatest (and unexpected) pleasures of becoming a “real” author is the many friends I’ve made around the world, and the lovely people I’ve met along the way.  My guest today is one of those people. Even though we’ve never actually met in real life,…… Continue reading Author Marsha West’s quick, easy and delicious recipe for Cranberry Relish

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How to spend more time writing and less time on boring stuff (plus some easy #recipes and handy #writingtips)

Last year I was part of a cookbook called Bake, Love, Write,  a collection of recipes sent in by over eighty authors around the world, and collated and edited by author Lois Winston. Lois donated a proportion of the profits to food banks, and so it was a particularly proud time for us when the…… Continue reading How to spend more time writing and less time on boring stuff (plus some easy #recipes and handy #writingtips)