Book Tour: Lizzie Chantree – The Little Ice Cream Shop by the Sea

I’m thrilled to be part of Lizzie Chantree‘s book tour for her brand new book, The Little Ice Cream Shop by the Sea, which launches on the 19th February – and is on a special introductory offer of 99p (or 99c) until 26th February (2021). Lizzie was kind enough to share insights into the charactersContinue reading “Book Tour: Lizzie Chantree – The Little Ice Cream Shop by the Sea”

Book Review: The Memory Keeper – Jenny Hale

I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of The Memory Keeper, by the veritable queen of gorgeous small-town romances, Jenny Hale, and it is an absolute must-read. From the first chapter I was hooked on this road-trip of a romance novel. Hannah’s life has just been upended in New York – instead ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Memory Keeper – Jenny Hale”

Location as character in fiction

Last week, my guest post on locations in fiction featured on the fabulous Lucy Mitchell Author blog and I’d like to share further insights about two of my books’ settings (not the privacy and hardware malarkey we’re so used to in the 21st century) with you. Two prominent places appear in my travel romance series,Continue reading “Location as character in fiction”

Book Review: Christmas in July – Enni Amanda

I’m feeling very festive in Devon as the month of December and Christmas reading continues, this time with a fabulous little find. New Zealand forms the backdrop to the cosy and dramatic romance novella between Screenwriter Riley, Film Director Damian and Ski Instructor Jonas in Christmas in July.  Well-travelled author Enni Amanda writes believable charactersContinue reading “Book Review: Christmas in July – Enni Amanda”

Book Review: Christmas at Frozen Falls – Kiley Dunbar

I adored curling up on the sofa with Kiley Dunbar’s cosy Christmas escape the other day, as the rain (if not the snow) fell all around. A great friendship forms the backdrop of a literal Christmas escape from the UK to the far north, TWO great romances, for both main character Sylvie and her bestContinue reading “Book Review: Christmas at Frozen Falls – Kiley Dunbar”

Book Review: Networking for Writers – Lizzie Chantree

If you’re looking for a fun way to sell more of your books, and to connect with more writers – and readers – then I recommend Lizzie Chantree’s Networking for Writers. Written by the bestselling romance author, whose characters have a variety of intriguing jobs, this guide to navigating the maze of networking available toContinue reading “Book Review: Networking for Writers – Lizzie Chantree”

Book Review: This Time Next Year – Sophie Cousens

Have you read Sophie Cousens‘ debut romance novel, This Time Next Year, yet? I opened the pages of this brilliant, heart-warming and uplifting romantic-comedy recently and I feel all the better for it. The story of London-based Minnie and Quinn evolves through flashback, from the time of their birth, to their approaching 31st birthdays. CousensContinue reading “Book Review: This Time Next Year – Sophie Cousens”

How can I prioritise my writing?

For the last two months, my number one writing goal has been to complete the first draft of my next book. My word count has probably nudged up 10% in that time; I haven’t measured exactly – I’m a writer, not a mathematician. The point is, I seem to have lost the ability to prioritseContinue reading “How can I prioritise my writing?”

Should freelance writers write for free?

I’m a writer with one foot firmly in the roots of my own history, and that of the wider world – HOW many stories do even our own histories yield? Like many of us, I can form an argument for both sides, considering the decision from the fence with my salted caramel latte. So, we’llContinue reading “Should freelance writers write for free?”