August 1st is Yorkshire Day, so today I thought I’d share some photos and a post about my county. White roses, emblem of Yorkshire (Image by Wendy Priest from Pixabay) Many years ago I spent a week in a hostel in the middle of the Yorkshire moors with a group of teenagers from an industrial…… Continue reading Happy Yorkshire Day! Celebrating with some photos and a novel set on the Yorkshire moors
It’s time for our August authors’ round Robin, and author Rhobin Courtright has set us the perfect summer topic… Give an excerpt from one of your books dealing with travel and/or a holiday Rhobin is an American author, and her original title mentions a ‘vacation’, but I’ve translated into the British ‘holiday’ for my post.…… Continue reading Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I live in West Yorkshire, not far from Haworth and the home of the Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. I’ve visited the Brontë parsonage many times. Every time I discover something new, and I always come away with another perspective on this extraordinary family. With each…… Continue reading The tragic life of the Brontë sisters, and new photos of the parsonage at Haworth
The landscape and people of Yorkshire have inspired writers for hundreds of years. With its rich history and incredible variety, it’s no surprise the county has produced such a wealth of great literature. I’ve written a few articles about books inspired by or set in Yorkshire over the years, but with brilliant new books coming…… Continue reading Old and new – 13 brilliant books set in Yorkshire in the north of England
A few months ago I took part in a book tour with Brook Cottage Books for my contemporary women’s fiction novel, A Way from Heart to Heart. It was good fun and a great experience, and I’m happy to say there were lots of great reviews. One interesting point came up when one of the…… Continue reading Can you judge a book by its cover?
I’m part of an excellent Book Club on Facebook, whose members organise actual meetings – not just in the virtual world, but in real life! This weekend many of the members will be meeting in Leeds, in my home county of Yorkshire, to talk about books. It sounds a brilliant day out, but sadly, I…… Continue reading From Wuthering Heights to The Secret Garden: Literature inspired by Yorkshire in the north of England