My latest novel, The Long Shot, is out now (see link below to buy!) and it’s a sporty one. Sports romance is not something I’ve written before, but I love to read the genre, having been a big sports fan my whole life. My parents used to joke that I learned to kick a soccer…Read more »
Hootenanny! And other news…
Well, hello. Yes, I know, it’s been a while. In my defence, there’s been rather a lot going on… As you may know from stuff I’ve shared on social media, earlier this year my company decided to make me redundant – a decision, I hasten to point out, that I was more than happy with!…Read more »
Endings becoming beginnings
I have a very good friend whose life motto is “Everything happens for a reason”. Sometimes I’ve agreed with that philosophy, sometimes not, but I have to admit whenever I’ve looked back on the big changes of direction in my life, and what they led me to, that phrase does ring round my mind. And…Read more »
Wipping things into shape
Well, it’s been a while since I blogged but we can blame illness and NaNo for that. I am now back in the saddle, so to speak, and just wanted to update you on all the latest happenings. November saw me taking part in the DIVA Magazine inaugural Literary Festival, at the Hilton NEC in…Read more »
Free Short Stories!
I’ve got some exciting news to share and it’s all about freebies – and we all love freebies, right? I’ve just published a free short story here on my website – this is something new I’m playing with, intending to publish three or four free stories a year. The stories will be sexy, romantic, sweet,…Read more »
Silence is golden
I’ve seen a couple of social media posts recently by fellow authors in which they’ve shared their latest playlists, the music they absolutely must listen to while they write. I am in awe of these people. I am incapable of listening to music when I am in writing mode. Even if it’s only instrumental, like…Read more »
Attack of the guilts!
Remember in my last blog how I was juggling all the different deadlines around editing and writing? So here’s a question – what do you do when all of that has passed and you have a strange thing on your hands called…free time. Like, what the heck is that?! On Sunday I finished writing the last…Read more »
I’m a writer, not a juggler!
Or so I thought. The last few weeks have taught me otherwise, and it’s been a good lesson to learn, this early in my writing career. You see, I had this great (for ‘great’ read ‘naïve’) plan mapped out for the first three months of 2017 – I was going to write my fourth novel,…Read more »
My life down under
I realised an amazing fact a couple of days before “Dark Horse” was published: it is almost exactly 20 years to the day since I first set foot on Australian soil. Kind of fitting, then, that my personal homage to the wonderful 18 months I spent living in Australia is now in print. Now, while the book is…Read more »
To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question
The month of November is the home of NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. As the organisation’s own website explains, “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” The idea is that you pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. The outcome,…Read more »