Uncategorized

Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology

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

Uncategorized

A new and exciting writing project by nine northern authors

Working as a writer and editor means working alone a lot of the time, and to be honest, as an introvert this is something I enjoy. Some mornings, there’s nothing better than knowing you don’t have to talk to anyone but your dog, and my poor dog never seems bored of listening to me :)…… Continue reading A new and exciting writing project by nine northern authors

books · romance · yorkshire

Celebrating the county of Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day, and a Yorkshire-set #romance

August 1st is Yorkshire Day, when we in Yorkshire celebrate everything that’s great about our county. We Yorkshire folk don’t need much excuse to show our pride in our home, and in fact we take a lot of ribbing for it, with plenty of jokes from other parts of the country at our expense, eg “How can…… Continue reading Celebrating the county of Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day, and a Yorkshire-set #romance

setting · yorkshire

A fascinating (and surprising) history trip through Leeds, capital of Yorkshire

I’ve written a few articles on this blog about the settings for my novels, which are all in lovely locations, as you may remember :) See my posts on Renaissance Lyon (The Silk Romance), or Richmond Park in London (The Antique Love), or the Yorkshire moors (A Way from Heart to Heart), or more recently Edinburgh (The…… Continue reading A fascinating (and surprising) history trip through Leeds, capital of Yorkshire

authors · books · mystery · romance

Good to meet you…author Angela Wren

I’m delighted to welcome Angela Wren for my very first author interview of 2016. Angela and I are both members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and we’ve actually met in real life a few times – besides which, Angela is a fellow Yorkshire lass, so we’ve met for tea and cake on several occasions :)…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Angela Wren

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

round robin · the silk romance

Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire

This week I’m trying something new. I’m taking part in a Round Robin with several other authors, in which we all write an article on the same topic, and publish it on the same day. I’ve never written a post like this before, but I’m quite excited about it – especially about seeing what the…… Continue reading Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire