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Four books for Guy Fawkes’ Night, a grim history, plus a delicious Yorkshire recipe

I’m writing this the day before Guy Fawkes’ Night. Outside there are already fireworks booming all around. Luckily my dog – who is usually hyper anxious – is totally oblivious and is fast asleep beside me. The brilliant Kit Harington stars in the BBC series Gunpowder , which has brought the history behind Guy Fawkes Night back…… Continue reading Four books for Guy Fawkes’ Night, a grim history, plus a delicious Yorkshire recipe

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A romantic short story, a hot French hero, and some delicious French #recipes

Today is the release of my romance short story/novella Come Date Me in Paris. Hooray! Come Date Me in Paris is now available on Amazon for just 99p/99c. It includes some delicious French recipes, a delicious French hero (c’est vrai!) and a poodle who steals the show. It’s a feel good story for the summer, perfect…… Continue reading A romantic short story, a hot French hero, and some delicious French #recipes

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An exciting new summer anthology…coming soon! #WRWbuzz

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I’d joined a new, international group of authors called World Romance Writers. I’m very excited to say that our first anthology, entitled Letterbox Love Stories, will soon be released, just in time for the summer holidays. Our stories are the perfect holiday read, with each one set in…… Continue reading An exciting new summer anthology…coming soon! #WRWbuzz

Christmas · recipes · romance

Beverley Bateman’s recipe for Christmas Quick Bread – plus, the perfect Christmas gift

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about an anthology of Christmas romance stories put together by 21 authors of the group Exquisite Quills. Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes is an ideal Christmas gift and the perfect book to dip into over the holidays. With around forty heartwarming stories and…… Continue reading Beverley Bateman’s recipe for Christmas Quick Bread – plus, the perfect Christmas gift

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Jill Barry’s Crazy Days of Christmas, plus a scrumptious recipe for trifle

Well, the weather outside really is frightful, but sadly not in a “Let It Snow” sort of a way. It has rained and rained and rained. Thanks very much to my guest today, Jill Barry, for taking a break from her house move and travelling over from wet and windy Wales to cheer us up.…… Continue reading Jill Barry’s Crazy Days of Christmas, plus a scrumptious recipe for trifle

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Heather Fraser Brainerd’s #recipe for Chocolate Crinkles – plus my favourite Private Detective, Josie Cates

Heather Fraser Brainerd writes brilliant and funny mystery novels with her brother, David Fraser, as well as a variety of other genres under her own steam. Brainerd and Fraser’s adorable heroine, José Picada, P.I. (aka Josie Cates) is one of my favourite Private Detectives ever. A couple of years ago I interviewed Heather and her…… Continue reading Heather Fraser Brainerd’s #recipe for Chocolate Crinkles – plus my favourite Private Detective, Josie Cates

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A recipe for “clootie dumplings” and a lovely Scottish memory for St Andrew’s Day

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and today, 30th November, is St Andrew’s Day –  and I have the perfect guest and the perfect recipe to celebrate! Lizzie Lamb is a Scottish author and her fiction is set in lovely Scotland. Lizzie’s joined me here today with a recipe for the fabulous sounding…… Continue reading A recipe for “clootie dumplings” and a lovely Scottish memory for St Andrew’s Day