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Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration (and how to find it)

It’s July and time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin. Thanks to author Robin Courtright for setting the topic… What book (or type of book) are you currently working on? Do you have ideas for future books? I have an answer to both those questions (see below!) and this month’s topic also made me think…… Continue reading Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration (and how to find it)

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From contemporary to historical – is switching genres the right thing to do? #amwriting

Another month and another authors’ Round Robin, and this month’s topic has come at a good time for me again. Thanks for setting the theme, Robin Courtright. I really love these monthly posts. They’re thought-provoking and they’re like therapy! This month’s question is: In what time period do you prefer to set your stories –…… Continue reading From contemporary to historical – is switching genres the right thing to do? #amwriting

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How writers shatter people’s dreams, and why I love La La Land

Last week I was featured on the site of book reviewer and blogger Anne Williams. Anne runs a brilliant and popular blog in the UK, and she was recently awarded the “Best Pal” award at the UK’s Book Bloggers Bash Awards. I’ve followed Anne’s blog for a while and have found many great books there…… Continue reading How writers shatter people’s dreams, and why I love La La Land

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“Which fictional character would you take for coffee?” and other bookish questions…!

Originally posted on Chat About Books:
I am delighted to welcome Helena Fairfax today :-) For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please? I live in the village of Saltaire, near Bradford, and I write contemporary romance/women’s fiction – and sometimes romantic mysteries, because I love reading…

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A feel good summer romance, and why I love #Bollywood

The village where I live – Saltaire, near Bradford, West Yorkshire – is a former Victorian mill town, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. (A while ago I wrote a post about Saltaire and the weaving industry, with lots of photos of the village.) When the woollen industry was at its height, thousands of…… Continue reading A feel good summer romance, and why I love #Bollywood