author interview · novels · romance

Good to meet you…author Helen Pollard

Today I’m introducing an author I’ve met in real life. In fact, Helen Pollard and I met up again just last Saturday, along with a lovely group of authors who all live in t’north of England, and a fabulous time we had, talking about writing and all things romance. Helen’s a lovely person to be…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Helen Pollard

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How romance novels have changed in the past ten years; plus, is there still a place for “sweet romance”?

So, it’s getting on for the end of May and time for another Round Robin. This month we have two topics, both equally interesting. First up is: How have romance novels changed in the past ten years? My answer to that is: choice. There’s been lots written about the changes in publishing in the past…… Continue reading How romance novels have changed in the past ten years; plus, is there still a place for “sweet romance”?

author interview · romance · romance novels

Good to meet you…author Linda Chamberlain

It seems a long while since I started one of my interviews in an upbeat fashion. Since last week the weather has actually taken a turn for the worse, and it’s now even colder. Not only that, Bradford City, my local football team, were knocked out of the FA Cup last night, and a black…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Linda Chamberlain

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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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Author Mary Waibel on using Tweetdeck to manage Twitter

Twitter is a great asset to authors – a place to find out and share information, as well as to tell the world about our books. The trouble is, it does take quite some dedication to make the most of it. And we can’t be on Twitter all the time, because when are we actually…… Continue reading Author Mary Waibel on using Tweetdeck to manage Twitter

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How to make use of Goodreads as an author, plus a romance novel giveaway for Valentine’s

Goodreads Book Giveaway A Way from Heart to Heart by Helena Fairfax Giveaway ends March 13, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Last weekend saw the online Romance Festival organised by Harper Collins and Harlequin. Like last year’s festival, it was an interesting, fun and useful event, and I picked up…… Continue reading How to make use of Goodreads as an author, plus a romance novel giveaway for Valentine’s

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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

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#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 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