Its a bit hectic around here.

 Life has been little chaotic for the last few weeks, but it is settling down now.…

Greenway – Agatha Christie’s Holiday Home

 This is the last post from my recent trip to the English Riviera. As part of…

A Trip to the English Riviera

 Ever since I began the “Riviera” series I’ve had it in mind to set a book…

A Criminally Good Weekend

 I’m just back from the Crime Writers’ Annual Conference – an “annual” conference that has been…

It’s the atmosphere.

 Last week I was talking about popular buildings that feature in romance novels. That got me…

Special kinds of building for romance readers?

 Many romance readers will be familiar with the idea of a trope – there are quite…

Putting yourself in your books.

 Writing is a strange occupation. I’ve heard it described as telling lies for a living.  And…

Age is just a number?

 Readers of romance are said to have expectations – the biggest being that the  book will…

March is my favourite month?

 I think it might be – simply because with the passing of the equinox there are…

It’s finished!

 A bitter sweet moment as I have just finished the hand written draft of Riviera Book…

What a night!

 Well, I didn’t win the Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thriller 2022. I didn’t really expect…

By This Time Next Week

 It’s getting closer.  The winners of the Romantic Novelists’ Association awards will be announced at an…

A WIP Playlist?

 A lot of authors write to music – and issue a playlist for the books. I’m…

A lot to learn?

 Regular readers will probably have realised by now that I am a bit off a junkie…

Writers in their Ivory Towers?

 Writing is essentially a solitary occupation. Possibly because of this writing retreats, where a group of…

How many dreams can you have come true?

 It took me a very long time to make it as a published author. When I…

the good stuff and the bad stuff.

 On the whole it’s good stuff, but every silver lining has a cloud.  Good stuff –…

A Wedding on the Riviera – out now in paperback

  It’s been a long time coming, but A Wedding on the Riviera , the second in…

We’re watching you …

Last week I researched tennis bracelets – a single strand of diamonds for those not it…

Are you sure it’s Wednesday?

Around this time of the year the days get a bit blurred. But I am working,…

Christmas Eve

 It worked!  All that Christmas spirit from my fellow Choc-lit and Ruby authors has converted me.…

Christmas Guests – Part Two

  Well, Helen and Ella did a good job last week helping to convince me that…

Christmas Guests – Part One

  This is Timmy, helping me drink the Christmas tea selection. As I explained last week, a…

I Hate Christmas!

  That’s not quite right. I don’t hate Christmas – It’s just that unlike some people,…

Props from A Villa in Portofino

No, it’s not an invitation to tea. Well actually it might be. I used the idea…