My interview with Liz Donatelli has gone live! It was so much fun chatting about my characters and the story of how My Christmas Number One came to be and Liz does an amazing job editing everything together into a snappy fifteen minutes, with lots of fun and games, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjvuqdaDvI
https://www.youtube.com/embed/oYBb3RhpSL8 Book trailer by Donna Gowland for My Christmas Number One I've set up a YouTube channel! There has been so much fun content for My Christmas Number One in the works, that I decided to set up a YouTube channel to keep it all together, as so I can do fun things like embed … Continue reading Book Trailer and Videos
Fitting for a book about music, the playlists for My Christmas Number One are EXTENSIVE! I've finally managed to curate it down to two playlists of songs that are embedded in the book and I thought I'd post them here so readers can listen along! The first playlist has already been out in the world … Continue reading Playlists
As the Christmas season ramps up, there are more reviews and reactions coming in for My Christmas Number One. All reviews (yes, even bad ones) are important to a new author. Internet algorithms (particularly from one retailer with a jungly name) are influenced by the number of reviews, as well as sales, so books can … Continue reading All the Feelings
I love the direction romance is heading with inclusion and representation, and how romance heroes and heroines come in the full variety of the human experience these days. On this, World Mental Health Day, I wanted to write about my journey writing a heroine with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety runs in my family, to varying … Continue reading Mental Health in Romance
Today is the day that my first book comes out! It's a privilege to have so many people join in with my story, get to know my characters. It's what I've always aimed to achieve. Now this book is out in the world, it's my chance to keep doing this incredible job: creating worlds and … Continue reading Publication Day!
I'm crazy nervous about My Christmas Number One coming out tomorrow, so I'm glad I still have book 2 to get on with. Except that I'm editing, rather than drafting, and I'm not sure I'm being useful anymore. But I'm also not sure I can send these guys off to my editor, yet. I'm stuck. … Continue reading Book 2
It begins. My Christmas Number One has been up on Netgalley for a few weeks now and the reviews are coming in. I watched with some excitement/dread for the first one, which was a very respectable 4 stars. It was MY FIRST REVIEW!! It's now up to an averaged 5 stars, which still makes me … Continue reading Viewing Reviews
I'm so pleased My Christmas Number One is now available for pre-order. And here is the beautiful cover!Release date in paperback, ebook and audio on 10 September 2020. It has a luscious cover depicting my lovely characters in a clinch on a wintery Trafalgar Square, an image which repeats a few times in the book, the … Continue reading My Christmas Number One is live!
I'm about to start the proof read of My Christmas Number One, which will give us the final text that will go to publication. Cover reveal should happen around mid-July. It's still a couple of months until it comes out (September 10! Woohoo!), but I thought now was the time to write this post dedicated … Continue reading You are an author