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Why the best ideas often come after you’ve started writing

It’s time for our monthly authors’ Round Robin, and today we have another thought-provoking topic, chosen by author Rhobin Courtright… What unusual situations have occurred in the writing process of any of your novels? By ‘unusual situations’, Rhobin means times when everything you’d carefully planned changed, or your story veered off track in a way…… Continue reading Why the best ideas often come after you’ve started writing

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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

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A darker side to Edinburgh in Jennifer Young’s edgy romantic suspense

Last year I released The Scottish Diamond – a romantic suspense novella set in Edinburgh. The scenes in my story follow a trail often taken by tourists, taking in sights such as Castle, the Grassmarket, and Calton Hill. Jennifer Young is a Scottish author living in Edinburgh, and her new, edgy romantic suspense – Blank Space – shows…… Continue reading A darker side to Edinburgh in Jennifer Young’s edgy romantic suspense

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A new release, a new cover, and the results of my title competition

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a competition to find a title for my collection of romantic suspense stories. Thank you so much to everyone who commented or who contacted me afterwards. I was really touched and excited by the ideas you came up with, and the imagination and creativity behind all of them. I found…… Continue reading A new release, a new cover, and the results of my title competition

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Have your romance novel title in print…and win a lovely prize!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that over the past year I published two romantic suspense novellas – Palace of Deception and The Scottish Diamond. I’m planning to combine these two novellas into one full-length print edition (and into a boxed set for the ebook version), along with a short story that will bring…… Continue reading Have your romance novel title in print…and win a lovely prize!

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Mary Stewart: danger and suspense in an idyllic setting

Earlier this week I was “tagged” on Facebook* to list fifteen authors who have influenced my writing. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll easily guess a lot of my favourites – Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen are always at the top of the list, and as a child I loved Rumer Godden, L.M. Montgomery and Laura Ingalls Wilder.…… Continue reading Mary Stewart: danger and suspense in an idyllic setting

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How conflict can be understated, plus a #FREE romance novella

Another month – and another Round Robin already! This month the topic is “Confrontation creates powerful drama. Use one scene you’ve written (published or not) that shows confrontation between characters with a brief explanation.” My romantic suspense novella The Scottish Diamond is on a free promotion this weekend (until 24th May 2016) and so I…… Continue reading How conflict can be understated, plus a #FREE romance novella