How would you like to have all your summer reading sorted, as well as discover new authors you might not otherwise have read? Every day from now until Tuesday 23rd May 2017, the team at the website Authors Cross Promotion are running a competition. By entering here, you could win one of two “grand basket” prizes of twenty-five eBooks, or…… Continue reading Win 25 books with @AuthorsXP, plus new Amazon bestseller charts
August is drawing to a close and I can hardly believe summer is almost over already. Another month means another Round Robin, and another topic to challenge us :) This month our topic comes from author Victoria Chatham. Our characters often have some kind of psychological, spiritual or physical wounds. The process of healing forms the character’s arc. What mental, physical or spiritual…… Continue reading Why we love a tortured hero(ine)
Another month has gone by, which means it’s time for another Round Robin, and author Rhobin Courtwright has come up with yet another great topic for us: “Have you noticed how weather is used in writing? How have you used weather in your writing? Drama? Mood? Revelation?” I absolutely love all forms of symbolism in writing and art. Even…… Continue reading Pathetic fallacy – symbolism and the weather in fiction
A few months ago I took part in a book tour with Brook Cottage Books for my contemporary women’s fiction novel, A Way from Heart to Heart. It was good fun and a great experience, and I’m happy to say there were lots of great reviews. One interesting point came up when one of the…… Continue reading Can you judge a book by its cover?
Today I’m on fellow RNA member Rachel Brimble’s blog. Rachel asks some great questions, so I thought I’d reblog her post here. Hope you enjoy! ******* Welcome fellow RNA member, Helena Fairfax… Hi Helena! So thrilled to have you here – looking forward to learning more about you and your work :) Wishing you much…… Continue reading My favourite thing about myself, and other impossible questions
Another month has gone by, and it’s time for another Round Robin. This month the topic is “What keeps you glued to a story?” What a great question! As a writer, I was really interested to know what sorts of things kept readers turning the pages way past bedtime, and so yesterday I posted the…… Continue reading What makes a page-turning read?
This month the subject of our Round Robin is research. How much do we do as writers? Does it bother us if we come across inaccuracies in a novel? My novels are all set in the present day, but they still involve a lot of research. If I make a mistake about something that’s current,…… Continue reading Writing a novel: why research is vital in stories
Goodreads Book Giveaway A Way from Heart to Heart by Helena Fairfax Giveaway ends March 13, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Last weekend saw the online Romance Festival organised by Harper Collins and Harlequin. Like last year’s festival, it was an interesting, fun and useful event, and I picked up…… Continue reading How to make use of Goodreads as an author, plus a romance novel giveaway for Valentine’s
Today I’m taking part in another Round Robin, and this month’s topic is “a favourite food or meal.” Well, since I live very close to Bradford…three guesses what meal I’m going to choose! Those who don’t live in the UK may not get the answer straightaway, but the rest will probably know that Bradford is…… Continue reading Going for a Ruby, or why I love the curry capital of Britain
Today I’m taking part in a “Meet my character” blog tour. Thanks so much to author friend Marsha West for inviting me. You can read all about the heroine of one of Marsha’s delicious suspenses here on her own blog, as part of the tour. Marsha’s given me a few questions to answer, so here…… Continue reading Meet my character blog tour