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Mystery, superstition and romance in the novel In the Mouth of the Wolf

Today is release day for my novel In the Mouth of the Wolf – hooray! The book is a re-release of A Year of Light and Shadows, with a fresh new cover that I love. I decided to change the title, too, to reflect the fact that one of the big themes of the story…… Continue reading Mystery, superstition and romance in the novel In the Mouth of the Wolf

authors · books · mystery · romance

Good to meet you…author Angela Wren

I’m delighted to welcome Angela Wren for my very first author interview of 2016. Angela and I are both members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and we’ve actually met in real life a few times – besides which, Angela is a fellow Yorkshire lass, so we’ve met for tea and cake on several occasions :)…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Angela Wren

writing tips

A brilliant book of writing tips by romance and mystery authors

In August last year my author friend JQ Rose invited me and several others to share our favourite writing tips in a series of posts running on her blog from October to February. JQ Rose had had the brilliant idea of eventually collating the posts, editing our articles, and turning our collected tips into an…… Continue reading A brilliant book of writing tips by romance and mystery authors

crime · mystery · thriller

Praise Her, Praise Diana: a hard-hitting novel with plenty of twists

Praise Her, Praise Diana, by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks, is a novel some readers may find difficult to read due to the subject matter. Today I’m starting with an extract from the novel, and then, in a twist to my usual interview, Ken and Anne interview themselves about the reason why they wrote the…… Continue reading Praise Her, Praise Diana: a hard-hitting novel with plenty of twists

cozy mystery

Good to meet you…author Caroline Dunford

I usually mention the weather when I introduce my weekly authors, but by the time we’ve got to mid-March I’m finding it very difficult to keep my spirits up. There is nothing remotely fun about cold drizzle, and whoever coined the term “glorious mud” obviously didn’t have a dog. (I once read a saying that…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Caroline Dunford

authors · books · romance · romance novels

Author Marie Laval’s recipe for Provençal romantic suspense

Today author Marie Laval returns to my blog to give us the ingredients for a great romantic suspense. Marie was one of my first visitors ever – you can find her interview with me here – and since then we’ve met up many times in real life, at RNA events or most often to talk…… Continue reading Author Marie Laval’s recipe for Provençal romantic suspense

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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