A while ago I got into conversation with an academic editor called Helen Stevens (@HelenSaltEdit) on Twitter. I’d been posting photos of Saltaire – the village where we live in Yorkshire – and we found we had a lot in common. We decided to meet IRL (or “in real life” – I’m down with the terminology :) ) and…… Continue reading Making a start in romance editing @TheSfEP @HelenSaltEdit #amediting
What do you think about free and discounted ebooks? Do you have hundreds of them on your ereader that you never read? Would you sign up to someone’s newsletter just to get a free book? Or do you think, “Why bother signing up to a newsletter, when there are thousands of free ebooks on Amazon all…… Continue reading Are romance writers devaluing their work with free and discounted books?
It’s coming up to the end of another year and this is my fourth Christmas running this blog. I didn’t know when I started just how much fun I’d have with it, how many people I’d meet, and how many authors and book lovers I’d come to know because of it. I remember writing my first…… Continue reading From Regency to sheep farming: Some books I’ve loved in 2016
It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Gemma Juliana today. Gemma is the inspiration and guiding light of the World Romance Writers group. Their latest release – Holiday Magic – is a collection of uplifting and heartwarming stories that are absolutely perfect to delve into over Christmas. Gemma is here today to talk about her own story in…… Continue reading A magical fairy tale for the Christmas holidays by author @Gemma_Juliana
Earlier this week I wrote about Holiday Magic, a new anthology of heart-warming stories for the Christmas season by the World Romance Writers group of authors. Today I’m delighted to welcome one of the authors, Jenny Twist, who is here to talk about her story, Marion. I met Jenny through our last anthology, Letterbox Love Stories. The…… Continue reading Jenny Twist’s magical tale of Christmas in Oxford
It’s a real pleasure to welcome Scottish author Kate Blackadder today. Kate is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the author of more than fifty short stories and serials for magazines such as The People’s Friend. Today Kate is here as part of a blog tour for the release of her first full-length…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Kate Blackadder (@k_blackadder)
A couple of weeks ago I started a competition on my blog to come up with a title for my collection of romantic suspense novellas. Lots of people got in touch. I was really excited with the response, and I’m thrilled to announce I’ve chosen the winner…and it’s the perfect title. Hooray! I’m absolutely chuffed to bits. Thanks so much to everyone who…… Continue reading How important is a book’s title? And how do you decide on one?
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that over the past year I published two romantic suspense novellas – Palace of Deception and The Scottish Diamond. I’m planning to combine these two novellas into one full-length print edition (and into a boxed set for the ebook version), along with a short story that will bring…… Continue reading Have your romance novel title in print…and win a lovely prize!
This week has seen soaring temperatures here in the UK – even in the chilly north of England where I live. If it’s hot where you are, and all you want to do is flop down in a deckchair with a glass of something cold and some entertaining stories by award-winning authors – then Letterbox Love Stories is…… Continue reading Letterbox Love Stories: “Hands down, the best anthology I’ve read”
It was a great pleasure to interview fellow Accent Press author Jane Jackson last year, on release of her historical romance, The Consul’s Daughter (you can read Jane’s interview here). I’m delighted to welcome Jane back today, with a fascinating article on the history behind her sequel, The Master’s Wife. The Master’s Wife Jane Jackson…… Continue reading The Master’s Wife – a sweeping historical romance set in Egypt