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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

Return to Lesvos – Women, Wine and Words

I’ve just returned from Lesvos (again!), having eked out the last of the annual leave from my day job for 2016 to treat myself to six nights slap bang in the middle of the annual womens’ festival. This two-week long extravaganza, based in Skala Eressos, runs through the first two weeks of September and has…

LFest – Access All Areas

Earlier this month I was given a fantastic opportunity to appear on the Indie Author Panel at LFest. This is the UK’s biggest women-only festival, and has been running for a few years now. The Indie Author Panel showcased five authors whose work is primarily lesbian-focused, with each of us doing a couple of readings from…

The magic of Lesbos

In June this year, I was lucky enough to spend five days on Lesbos, attending the inaugural Lesvos Lesfic event, organised by Ylva Publishing. This event, which brings together writers, readers, editors, publishing staff and anyone else who has an interest in lesbian and queer fiction, was a huge success. It is already planned to…

A personal Pride story

It’s the eve of gay Pride in London, and I thought I would share with you a personal Pride story. I work for a large company in central London which has a strong ethos on supporting diversity in the workplace. I’m a member of the office LGBT group, and we’ve been busy planning our annual…