In Which I Finally Get Away From My Desk…!

It’s been boiling hot here today and now it’s pouring with rain. Perhaps it’s the same…

Guest Post: Sally Jenkins – From Short Stories to Novels

I’m delighted to welcome my writing buddy, Sally Jenkins, onto the blog today! She’s got a…

In Which Everything is LARGE!

Hello, I am back after a long time away! My book-in-progress went off to the editor…

Writers, when is your ‘Golden Hour’?

Hellooo! I’m too tired to concentrate on my edits and it’s too early to go to…

What I’ve Learned from Being Published

This is what 85k of a first draft looks like. My edits are back! Which means…

Happy Sunday!

I’ve had a REST today and it’s been lovely. I didn’t wake up until 10am, I’ve…

In ‘Train’ ing…

Just a quickie from me which is par for the course these days! ‘In training’ for…

In Which I Am Distracted By Sheep

The bestselling novelist Adele Parks is in the Sunday Times today (I know because my mother…

Why I’ve Got My Head Down (and my mouth shut!)

Sorry my posts are few-and-far-between-ish at the moment. It’s not lack of desire, it’s lack of…

In Which My Books Are Borrowed!

Last week I got my very first PLR (‘public lending rights’) statement. What is that, I…

Happy Christmas Eve!

View from our garden a couple of weeks ago It seems to be something of a…

It’s Snowtime!

Hello! Do you have snow? We woke to quite a dumping of the white stuff yesterday…

Guest Post: Writer Eirin Thompson

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Eirin Thompson to the blog today! And not just because her…

NaNo Update & Other Stuff*

A ‘nice warm orange’ (pink?) in the bedroom Yuck, it’s horrible out there: freezing cold and…

In Which I am Slightly ‘Behind’ with the Na-No-Wri-Mo-ing

I know I said this last time but it really is a ‘quickie’ from me today…

Book Launch & Paperback Giveaway!

Hello! I was meant to write this yesterday but the day got away from me! So…

No Time Like The Presents!

The time has flown since I last wrote and I’ve been busy, busy! After almost three…

It’s a Dark and Storm-y Night

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October, can you? I’m writing this on…

10 Tips for Choosing Characters’ Names

As I sit under my newly-purchased ‘heated throw’ (it’s basically an electric blanket and I love…

Bathtime!

Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Bath with some friends. Lucky me. Have you been?…

Sad Times

Display in the lobby of my mum’s retirement village Just a quick post from me at…

Ten Things About My New Novel: ‘The Highland Girls at War’

1. It’s set in Scotland (yeah, I know, that’s pretty obvious from the title!) in 1942…

Cover & Title Reveal!

Firstly, I apologise if this all seems very boasty-boasty but if I can’t write about my…

Novel & Short Story Competition

Dust, dust and more dust As I write this, the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games…

Out and About (at last!)

Since I last wrote, I’ve been a busy little bee. I have been OUT to places…