I just (virtually) visited my first book club. I met a lovely group of women who've just read My Christmas Number One and wanted to talk about the characters and the themes and what struck them most about the story. It was incredible. I'm still sparkling from the experience, so I wanted to blog about … Continue reading Book Club!
The blog tour for a Match Made in Venice is running and it's been fun hearing about everyone's trips to Venice! 'Didi and Piero are my new favourite book couple.' Review quote from @books_with_ella on Instagram As an author, I'm always too wrapped up in the characters and their feelings to gauge the market or … Continue reading Reviews Coming In!
So I absolutely ADORED an Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts, the new Italian romcom on Netflix. It's the most enjoyable thing I've watched in ages and the only problem is the necessity for season two to finish the story (because the thing is only 6 half hour episodes so far). I usually hate cliffhanger endings, … Continue reading New Obsession
I had a blast with Liz on Reader Seeks Romance as usual, chatting about Venice and glassmaking and playing her glass version of Jeopardy! At one point Liz describes something as 'erotic'! What could she be talking about? Take a look to find out! https://youtu.be/BMLd41kBN2A
I absolutely embraced the secondary characters in a Match Made in Venice, especially as I planned this as the first in a two-book series, so I knew the secondary characters would appear in both. I can't wait to bring you We'll Always Have Venice next year, where we get more of all of the characters, … Continue reading Meet the secondary characters
The male main character of a Match Made in Venice is Piero Zanetti, eleventh generation Murano glass master and world-renowned studio glass artist. Piero is full of contrasts and conflicts: the drive for perfection in artistic expression and the pull of a very old and very strong tradition; freedom to be who he is and … Continue reading Meet Piero
The female main character of a Match Made in Venice is Deirdre York (Didi), a level-headed visual merchandiser who lives in London. She's self-sufficient, pragmatic, unapologetic and ambitious, but, as the story progresses, the reader gets a glimpse of her hidden vulnerabilities and the caring nature she can't suppress, even when it creates dreaded complications. … Continue reading Meet Didi
It's finally here! A Match Made in Venice is out today. All books are special, given the amount of heart that goes into each one, and all books are a little different. I started this book at a time when I was quite unsure of myself as a writer and I was exploring a lot … Continue reading Publication Day!
Publication day is always a bit of a whirlwind of thrills and nerves. This time around, I had a big week last week (school holidays, which were really tiring), and also this week (my youngest is scheduled for minor surgery), so today I'm trying to take it easy on purpose, tie up a few loose … Continue reading The Calm before the Storm
It's one week until publication day and there have been some lovely quotes coming in from the early readers! I can't wait for this story to be out in the world! This book fulfils every woman's fantasy of going to another country and being swept off your feet by a local - but with a … Continue reading Countdown to a Match Made in Venice