We'll Always Have Venice comes out in less than a week, so I thought I'd give you a few fun hints of what's to come in the story and tell you a bit about the characters while I'm at it. Day 1 Hint: Norah carries a rifle in the last scene Norah York is the … Continue reading 7 Things about We’ll Always Have Venice – Day One
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!
One of the best (and hardest) things about being an author is the constant learning curve. Each time I write a book, I learn not only new stuff about the setting and the background, but also about writing itself. I have always been a writer. I was that kid who wrote reams on dot-matrix printer … Continue reading Oh the Irony
Today is Colombian Indepdence Day, known simply as the veinte de Julio (twentieth of July). That means that my debut romance My Christmas Number One has been out for more than ten months now! What, you might ask, do the two things have in common? My Christmas Number One is a different sort of book … Continue reading Happy Veinte de Julio!
I'm currently deep into the edits of my third book (called A Match Made in Venice! I looove the title) and, even though my editor has told me I need to take some of the detail of my research out when it interrupts the flow of the story (facepalm), I thought I'd blog about my … Continue reading Three Rs: Research, Research, Research
It's been a busy month after publication of Italy Ever After and I've been generally busy writing the next two books (which are getting real! It's so exciting!) I'm catching up gradually with the lovely hype that happened around publication day, including some lovely reviews from the blog tour and this publication day episode of … Continue reading Reader Seeks Romance #2
It's two weeks until Italy Ever After is out in the world and I'm thrilled it's been named an anticipated new release for May on the All About Romance review website. I'm doubly thrilled to be on the same list as the legendary Nora Roberts, whose books I have always devoured as quickly as I … Continue reading Two Weeks to Go
My Christmas Number One clocked up 300 reviews on Amazon UK yesterday! I never expected to get so much interest in my debut, because no one knows who I am, yet. But hopefully this is the start of a career that will last many more years, because I'm definitely doing what I love. It's very … Continue reading Review Milestone
I recorded a bit of a scene from Italy Ever After for Boldwood Bedtime Stories. Just to keep things exciting while we wait for 11 May! Meet the main character Lou as she works through the consequences of her nearly-finalised divorce and relates her awkward exchange with the hot teacher Mr Romano. https://youtu.be/uQ2Uo5Gab7U
I wanted to wait a little while before getting this out in the world, since the cover reveal was only on Monday, but it's so fantastic, I can't wait! I'm slowly learning how social media works anyway and I'll post it many more times over the next year, I'm sure. So you've seen it first … Continue reading Book Trailer – Italy Ever After