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Good to meet you…author Iris Blobel

There’s a beautiful blue sky today, my snowdrops are out in the back yard – how I love snowdrops; first sign of spring! – but there’s also an icy cold wind. The perfect excuse to stay indoors by the fire, especially if you have a guest who’s come all the way from sunny Australia, as…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Iris Blobel

authors · books · romance novels

#Romance15: an online weekend Romance Festival for authors, readers and lovers of romance

This weekend is the second virtual Romance Festival organised by Harper Collins and Mills and Boon (Harlequin). The event begins at 2pm on Saturday (UK time) and runs all day Sunday. The organisers say that Saturday will be “a professional development day for authors (last time we had Script Doctor sessions with editors, Goodreads, tips…… Continue reading #Romance15: an online weekend Romance Festival for authors, readers and lovers of romance

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Good to meet you…author Chris Redding

A long while ago I wrote a post on the rise of the geek as romantic hero, and I’m delighted to say that today’s guest, Chris Redding, has a whole series of nerd romances. I’m looking forward to checking them out! Where do you live, Chris? New Jersey. I’d rather not get more specific than…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Chris Redding

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How to put down your book and start writing more productively

Well, another month has passed, and it’s time for our Round Robin already. Where do all the weeks go? It’s a good question to ask for this post, since this week’s theme is on the subject of time –  namely, how do we find time to read, and time to write? My answer to the…… Continue reading How to put down your book and start writing more productively

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Good to meet you…author Jenny Kane

Another cold and frosty morning here in Yorkshire today, but it’s turned the sky a lovely glossy blue. My guest Jenny Kane has travelled almost the length of England to be with me, and I have the perfect treat to offer her on this chilly morning: a plateful of scones with cream and jam, and…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jenny Kane

authors · books · novels · Regency · romance

Good to meet you…author Teresa Medeiros

I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome author Teresa Medeiros today. Teresa is a best-selling author in America, with a staggering ten million books in print. All of her books have been bestsellers in her country, featuring on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She’s also a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Teresa Medeiros

authors · books · novels · recipes · writers

Murder, mystery and Crunch Bars: Stacy Juba’s #recipe for a cracking New Year’s Eve

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a happy one, bringing you good times with family and friends. For many people, Christmas isn’t always “the most wonderful time of the year,” despite what the song says, but the New Year is almost on us and January 1st is a time to look forward with…… Continue reading Murder, mystery and Crunch Bars: Stacy Juba’s #recipe for a cracking New Year’s Eve

mystery · recipes

Recipe for Hello Dolly Squares (great name!) from Mystery/Thriller Author BV Lawson @bvlawson #BakeLoveWrite

Author, journalist, poet and blogger BV Lawson is one of the authors featured in our dessert recipe book Bake, Love, Write : 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing. This is my very last recipe post before Christmas…and it’s a cracker! (Sorry, couldn’t resist the Christmas cracker jokes :) ) Thanks…… Continue reading Recipe for Hello Dolly Squares (great name!) from Mystery/Thriller Author BV Lawson @bvlawson #BakeLoveWrite

authors · books · paranormal romance · recipes · romance · romance novels

A Christmas recipe for real Italian Pizzelles, with author M.L. Guida

It’s great to welcome author M.L. Guida today with another delicious recipe for the holidays – this time all the way from Italy. Magnifico! M.L. Guida is one of the contributors to our Bake, Love, Write dessert recipe book and my first guest with an Italian recipe. Bienvenuto, M.L. Guida! * * * Christmas is…… Continue reading A Christmas recipe for real Italian Pizzelles, with author M.L. Guida

a way from heart to heart · round robin

Going for a Ruby, or why I love the curry capital of Britain

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