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Romancing the Word – a celebration of romance writing @TamworthLitFest

On 11th June 2016 there will be a whole day devoted to romance and romance writing as part of Tamworth Literary Festival. The event is called Romancing the Word, and I’m very excited to be hosting a workshop on How to Write a Great Romance as part of the day. The workshop will focus on romantic…… Continue reading Romancing the Word – a celebration of romance writing @TamworthLitFest

romance · writers

Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre

Earlier this week an author colleague posted a link to a review of her latest novel. The reviewer was highly complimentary regarding the author’s writing skill, but he expressed deep disappointment that a writer of her ability was “frittering away her talents in a genre that didn’t deserve them” – ie romance novels. Boy meets girl, boy…… Continue reading Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre

authors · books · writing

Why Amazon’s new rules are good for authors #amazongiveaway

Recently I’ve heard a lot of authors discussing the benefits of running an Amazon Giveaway , and so last week I decided to try it out for myself. Anyone can set up a giveaway on Amazon (although at the moment, the only people who can actually enter the giveaway are customers in the US -…… Continue reading Why Amazon’s new rules are good for authors #amazongiveaway

romantic suspense

My new romantic suspense, The Scottish Diamond – plus, a FREE novella!

Today is a doubly exciting day. My new romantic suspense novella, The Scottish Diamond, is now available for pre-order on Amazon US, and UK, and all the other international Amazons The lovely cover was designed by Charlotte Volnek. I love the font and the image of Edinburgh Castle in the foreground, and the hero is…… Continue reading My new romantic suspense, The Scottish Diamond – plus, a FREE novella!

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A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

Je suis vraiment enchantée to welcome French author Marie Laval to my blog today. Marie is from Lyon, but has lived in the north of England for many years, and she’s actually a friend in real life as well as in cyber-space. So we have a great European mix today – a French author, an English…… Continue reading A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance

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6 essential tips on time-management for writers and bloggers

I’m delighted to welcome back  my friend Mrs N.N. Light to my blog today. Her post today is all about time management – something every writer struggles with from time to time. Thanks for dropping in, Mrs N. I’ll be taking some notes as I’m much in need of your advice! * * * Time…… Continue reading 6 essential tips on time-management for writers and bloggers

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Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

Summer in northern England has been a bit of a wash out this year, and the skies here are gloomy again today, so I’m hoping my guest has brought some southern sunshine with her. The kettle’s on, and I have a big plate of scones, cream, and jam ready especially. Now I’m waiting for my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

books · free ebooks · romance

Contemporary romance The Antique Love – #FREE on Kindle. (Plus some real antiques I love!)

To celebrate release of my new novella, Palace of Deception, I’m making my contemporary romance novel The Antique Love *FREE* to download for Kindle for a limited time, from today until 23rd July 2015. I hope you’ll go ahead and download a copy, and enjoy! The Antique Love won an award last year for “Most…… Continue reading Contemporary romance The Antique Love – #FREE on Kindle. (Plus some real antiques I love!)

romance · romantic suspense

Palace of Deception: a romantic suspense novella

I’m thrilled to announce my new release, a romantic suspense novella called Palace of Deception, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Hooray! Here’s the fabulous cover, which was designed by the lovely Charlotte Volnek: What do you think? As usual, Charlie was great to work with, and the cover is an excellent reflection of…… Continue reading Palace of Deception: a romantic suspense novella