Is it fair that celebrities have fiction books published?

I can understand perfectly why many excellent writers find this terribly frustrating. Their work, which is every bit as good as anything created by a celebrity author, may never get noticed—or even published—whereas if they were famous, well, it would likely be a very different story.

The Best Bit

Seeing your covert art can be a breath-holding moment if you’ve got a definite idea in your head about what it should look like. It could even be disappointing if the end product isn’t what you envisaged.

A Quick Good News Flash

It really perked me up last week when I received an email from the Ulverscroft Group saying they’d like to make one of my books into large print. As one of the leading worldwide publishers of large print, this was a great privilege, and it’s nice to know that one of my manuscripts will be…

An ambition realised – well, two!

It’s been a good week in my writing calendar. When you’re busily trying to write your next book, it comes as a wonderful surprise when you get a copy of your last book through the post – all front covered and ready to read! Saving Alice has been published by the same people who create…

A Quick Announcement…

It’s with great pleasure and excitement I can reveal that my erotic short story ‘Ice Hot’ is out now with Wild Rose Press. It’s about a young translator who gets assigned a job accompanying a businessman to Iceland.  Only once she arrives at the airport does she realise she’s met him before, and their meeting…

First time in Sorrento

The release date of ‘The Virgin’s Gamble’ coincided with a holiday to Sorrento with my mum and son.  Our hotel, Settimo Ciello, was a Tui Small & Friendly.  Small and friendly it was.  It was, as the reviews suggested, basic, but had the most spectacular views, as you can see in this photo. There’s so…

Available now for pre-order

I’m very happy to announce The Virgin’s Gamble is available now on Amazon for pre-order in print and on Kindle. A huge thank you to The Wild Rose Press, especially Roseann for her amazing patience and unbelievable editing skills, and Diana, who did the gorgeous cover!

New Novel Release Date!

I’m very chuffed to have an international release date for my debut novel, The Virgin’s Gamble – 27th August 2018! It will be available on e-book and in print (via online purchase).  I’ll publish more details nearer the time.  In the meantime, here’s an extract: She could easily read his train of thought, not that…

Countdown to the romance writers’ event of the year!

This July, as every July, it’s the UK Romance Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual conference.  Held at a different university every year, the conference is where hundreds of established and aspiring British writers come together to listen to expert talks, meet fellow authors, enjoy a gala dinner and – all importantly – meet publishers and editors….