The Bookshelf Cafe News

Retail therapy?

 As regular readers will know, I’m incorrigibly nosey. I always say it comes of being a…

The Romance of Wales

 Happy St Dwynwen’s Day! I’m blogging a little early this week in order to be part…

Romantic Wales

Everyone knows that St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, but you don’t have to…

Holiday Blues?

January is traditionally the time for heavy advertising for holidays. I can remember when I was…

Peaking too soon?

 I’m on the home stretch with the first draft of the WIP – at least, I…

What day is it again?

 Oops – with all the days running into each other over the holiday, I kind of…

A Christmas Surprise – Cosy Christmas Treats

  My publishers, Choc-lit, are known for their Christmas books and several have been published in…

Something’s Coming …

 It has been a week of domestic drama – breakdown of heating and hot water and…

Christmas is Coming! Talking to Morton S Gray about her Christmas Novel (with a Guest appearance from Ryan the Seagull)

Christmas is creeping ever nearer and with it a slew of Festive stories. Choc-lit have a…

Maybe it’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas – talking to Kirsty Ferry about her festive book.

As everyone knows, I’m always reluctant to give up summer and sunshine, but the Christmas books…

Becoming an international best seller!

This week was exciting, as for a short time I was an Amazon international best seller…

STOP PRESS Weekend offer

 A Wedding on the Riviera is on special offer until Tuesday. 

With special guest Jane Cable – talking about reality writing contests.

 I’m a great advocate for entering writing competitions, particularly for not yet published writers if there…

The Magpie Mind

You’ll probably have seen the signs or the tee shirts – ‘Be careful, or I’ll put…

Staying at home – again.

Well, Wales is back in lockdown on Friday. No chance of any research trips further away…

The book of the heart

  I spent a fabulous and challenging morning yesterday, courtesy of Zoom, at a workshop for…

Met any good themes lately?

Doing a guest blog post for Books in my Handbag recently, on the subject of themes…

What next?

 A Wedding on the Riviera has been out just over a week, and I’ve been doing…

Well, it’s out there now…

 Yesterday was publication day for A Wedding on the Riviera.  This is the scary bit –…

Less than a week to go!

 It’s getting closer! A Wedding on the Riviera is released on 22 September as an e-book, with…

Are you ready for the most fabulous wedding?

Save the date! A Wedding on the Riviera is out on 22nd September. That’s just under…

Now it’s getting closer.

It’s September. In three weeks time my fifth book, A Wedding on the Riviera, will be…

The evolution of romantic suspense

If you speak to a UK writer of romance about the things that have inspired or…

Working in two dimensions

The first set of edits went back last week and when you are waiting for the…

Now it’s real

A book really gets real when the cover is revealed and it’s up for pre-order. So,…