July 26, 2016

For years I had a dream of being a proper writer. One who wrote actual books which could be bought in bookshops and which real people read. I wanted it so much I didn’t want to muck it up and stride into it unprepared. I researched so much information about the writing...

June 13, 2016

This article was a guest blog on the brilliant Chicks, Rogues and Scandal in June 2016 and can be viewed HERE in its original format

Stereotypes are funny things. For the last year, I have been compared to Barbara Cartland by both the people who know me and the people w...

April 13, 2016

 

The biggest dream of every aspiring writer is to be published. However, now I have a publishing contract, I realise it is not as easy as simply handing over your manuscript to them and sit back while they do the rest. Far from it in fact. New writers are a gamble and...

February 23, 2016

Since I was lucky enough to receive The Call from Harlequin Mills and Boon a few weeks ago, I have gone from an amateur writer to a professional one. The only difference between the two states, as far as I can tell, is that now I will get paid for what I do and I can c...

February 12, 2016

 

I really do try not to be useless.

 

I am great believer in the old adage that change is good and that being able to adapt to change is a character trait that I am certain that I possess. However, sometimes I yearn for the good old days when all aspects of my life did n...

February 12, 2016

 

Being a writer is a strange thing. You live the majority of your day inside your own head, talking to yourself. Any person, not a writer, who behaves in such a bizarre way would be sent for clinical evaluation and provided with therapy immediately. Such things are not...

February 12, 2016

As a lover and writer of Regency romances, it is easy to get swept away with Jane Austen’s view of that world, where ladies and gentlemen lived in grand houses, attended balls and the most challenging thing that they encountered in their day to day lives was how to beh...

February 12, 2016

 

I am lucky enough to live just 30 minutes from the city of London by train and the station I go into is Tower Hill. To all non-Londoners that probably means very little but to those in the know, that is the best London station that there is because once you climb up t...

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