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 Cover reveal next Tuesday. 11th August. Trust me it is GORGEOUS.

Quiet please, I’m editing. And going dark.

The edits arrived for A Wedding on the Riviera, and it looks like I’m keeping the…

Creating a smokescreen.

I had a good weekend with the WIP, which is coming along fine, creating some smokescreens.…

And the next book is on the horizon …

It’s been a busy week, as lock-downs go – several zooms, including the Romantic Novelist’s Association …

Time line – then or now?

There has been a certain amount of discussion in writing circles about what people are doing…

On being improbable

First – with an update on last week’s post, there is now no dust under the…

National Writing Day?

Well – Riviera Rogues 2 went off to the publishers last week. Now we just have…

Vision and Reality

The second in the Riviera series is very close to being ready to go to the…

Power of the Imagination

Yesterday the Cariad Chapter of the Romantic Novelists’ Association did a Zoom workshop with the lovely…

In a virtual world

Many organisations are showing remarkable ingenuity in presenting events that would have been live, in alternative…

Destination – Italy?

It seems hard to believe that it’s a week since I took the stage at the…

Ten things to think about when choosing locations.

We’ve all read the reviews that claim that the location is almost a character in the…

Just checking

I have to say that I am a bit obsessive about fact checking for the manuscripts.…

Finally getting there?

One from the archives this week. In the midst of lock-down, I decided to have a…

But where is it set?

When an author talks about books, the subject of location invariably comes up. It can be…

Vicarious living

My reading matter at the moment includes a bit of vicarious travel. Eloise James’ account of…

A few virtual views.

With walking routes restricted at the moment, I’ve been leafing through old photos and thought I’d…

Time for a new bucket list?

Bucket lists are usually a place for big ticket items – learning a new language, buying…

Strange times and virtual garden parties.

Yesterday I should have been at a workshop in Hereford with members of the Marcher Chapter…

Reading around the lines

A lot of writers will not read in their own genre when they are writing, in…

Words of Love

When did you last write a love letter? Have you ever written one? I have –…

And the award goes to …

Not me, that’s for sure, as I haven’t had a new book out in ages –…

Evocative places

Writers and readers know the power of location. Not just for selling houses, it sells books…

The most deadly sin?

The concept of deadly sins – sloth, greed, envy, and the rest, have provided quite a…

The lives of supporting characters

I was going to call this killing the relatives, but thought it might be severely misconstrued.…