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
Earlier this week an article came out in the Huffington Post called: #ReviewWomen2015: It’s time to take commercial fiction seriously The author, Hannah Beckerman, posed a question I’ve asked before on this blog, and I’m sure many other female authors have asked as well: Why is it so hard to find reviews of “women’s fiction”…… Continue reading #ReviewWomen2015: women’s fiction and “serious” reviewers
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
I’m excited to welcome author Sharleen Scott today with a delicious offering: her page-turning romantic suspense and her family’s recipe for chocolate-butterscotch pie. They both sound absolute heaven – and I can imagine curling up in front of the fire on a cold November evening with both of them! Welcome, Sharleen! * * * *…… Continue reading Romance, suspense and chocolate-butterscotch pie: author Sharleen Scott’s triple delight!
Last week I was at the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, and there was plenty going on – old friends to meet up with, cyber friends to get to know in the real world, and new friendships to make. I had a brilliant time, but a lot of it was intense. Usually I spend…… Continue reading Addiction to romance novels is a thing – and science proves it!
It’s a beautiful summer’s day, and my roses are looking their best ever in the back garden. The scent is gorgeous! I’m here with fellow British author Caitlyn Callery, and we’re outside making the most of a rare English summer day, eating some of my strawberries with a dollop of fresh cream. And we’re talking…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that once a week I invite an author into my home in Yorkshire. I ply them with tea and a variety of cakes and biscuits. If the weather’s nice, sometimes we even sit out in the garden. My guests have come from all over Europe and North…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Alan Calder
Today sees the release of The Silk Romance, and I can’t tell you how excited I am! Well, actually, I could tell you, but I’d have to use so many adjectives my Thesaurus would implode :) I still have to pinch myself when I tell people The Silk Romance is available here on Amazon UK,…… Continue reading Cocktails, champagne and red, white and blue. The Silk Romance book launch :)
What an exciting week this is going to be, for me and my visitor :) My novel The Silk Romance will be released on 24th May, and my vistor has a special birthday on 25th May! So to celebrate we’re having great wodges of cake, and a couple of glasses of something even stronger than…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author J.Q. Rose, plus birthday giveaway!
I mentioned earlier this week, in my post Saltaire, Lyon and weavers’ stories, that I’d downloaded Liz Trenow’s The Last Telegram, a romance in which the silk industry plays an integral role. The novel has been waiting patiently for me to pick it up, and now I’ve finished it – and thoroughly enjoyed it :)…… Continue reading Parachutes, bombs and silk: a review of Liz Trenow’s The Last Telegram