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
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
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CS-BhS_j8_t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Venice is most definitely its own character in my next two books, a Match Made in Venice and We'll Always Have Venice (title TBC but I'm pretty sure that's going to be it!!!!!) I'll write more about that as we get closer to publication day, but for now I thought I'd share the reel … Continue reading Welcome to Venice!
I'm so excited to officially announce my third book, A Match Made in Venice! It's an opposites-attract romcom with enemies-to-friends-to-lovers vibes and a whole lot of Venice! I had the idea for a romance with a glassmaker as the hero many, many years ago and I'm so pleased with how it came together as a … Continue reading A Match Made in Venice
Right up until the last minute, I wasn't sure if the dreaded virus was going to foil my plans, but, unbelievably, I made it down to Venice in the wildest research trip ever! View from the top of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi I have been extremely fortunate to have travelled fairly extensively in my life, … Continue reading Venezia è viva!
Wow, what a crazy year this has been so far in my writing world. I'm still stunned that Italy Ever After is doing really well in the UK Kindle charts, hopefully helping lots of lovely new readers find my stories. But ultimately, that side of things is a bit of a mystery to me, and … Continue reading I did it!