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A history of the Orient Express and A Tale of Two Sisters, by Merryn Allingham @canelo @merrywrites

It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Merryn Allingham today. Merryn is a fellow member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and I was excited to find her latest book features a trip on the Orient Express. I love travelling by rail around Europe and this is a journey I’ve always wanted to do. Merryn is…… Continue reading A history of the Orient Express and A Tale of Two Sisters, by Merryn Allingham @canelo @merrywrites

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Miss Moonshine’s Emporium at Christmas

It’s December and the final authors’ Round Robin of the year. Since I love Christmas stories of all kinds, this has to be my favourite challenge of the the past twelve months: write a piece of fiction in the Christmas spirit. Hooray! First of all, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you…… Continue reading Miss Moonshine’s Emporium at Christmas

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The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1

It’s a great please to welcome romance author, friend and fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member Marie Laval today. I got to know Marie through my first novel, The Silk Romance, which is set in Lyon, which is where Marie comes from. I first interviewed Marie here on my blog almost five years ago, and since…… Continue reading The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1

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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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Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

Elaine Everest is a friend and colleague from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. It’s a great pleasure to introduce Elaine’s latest release, The Butlins Girls. The Butlins Girls is set in Butlins’ holiday camp in Skegness in the 1940s. (For anyone who doesn’t know Butlins, their seaside holiday camps are as much a British tradition as fish…… Continue reading Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

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The Woolworths Girls – a WWII historical novel by @elaineeverest

I first met Elaine Everest two years ago when she and I were both contenders for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme Award. I interviewed Elaine here on my blog at the time, and it’s a great pleasure to welcome her back with news of her new release. The Woolworths Girls is published by Pan MacMillan,…… Continue reading The Woolworths Girls – a WWII historical novel by @elaineeverest

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Good to meet you…author Merryn Allingham

So, it’s September and summer’s officially over – not that it ever really got started in our part of the world! But we’re not downcast at all, not as long as there’s plenty of tea, a fabulous cake baked by my husband over the Bank Holiday weekend, and my lovely guest Merryn Allingham, here to…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Merryn Allingham