July 31, 2018

I knew from the outset that the charming lady’s man Jake Warriner was a spy, so in his book, A Warriner to Seduce Her, I had to create a whole new world of espionage. He was a member of the King’s Elite, a crack force of covert operatives who were tasked with catching...

August 28, 2016

Jack Markham, lately christened the Earl of Braxton, brought his horse to a stop on the brow of the hill just as the first rays of the sun burnt through the hazy mist of the early…’ Zzzzzzzzzzz sorry I nodded off there!

Those were the uninspiring first lines of my doom...

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...

June 5, 2016

HAVE A LOOK AT ANNA'S WORLD:
After the success of last month's post where I showed you around my writing room, I am delighted to tell you I managed to convince fellow Regency author Anna Bradley to show us hers! So here it is, in her own words...

 

 

Weird and 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...

March 13, 2016

 

 

I am no expert! I wanted to stress that right at the beginning of this little article, just in case somebody became outraged at a newbie writer, like myself, having the arrogant audacity to claim to know better than anyone else about something as unquantifiable and m...

February 25, 2016

 

For most of us, our knowledge of smugglers in the 18th and 19th centuries comes from the stereotype we have seen on films and television. We picture the salty, pirate- looking smugglers sneaking into moonlit coves, muskets in their hands and ready to do battle with an...

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...

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