Have you ever wondered what inspires authors to write their stories? I find this a fascinating subject, especially as no one author, or story, is the same in this respect. My books are inspired by several things: memories, places I visit, other novels or just something I've overheard. I often also … [Read more...]
Time Sensitive Book Offer
I thought I'd let you know of a quite amazing book offer. Between 10th and 16th July THE ENGLISHMAN BOXED SET is on a very short and rare promotion. The price will be JUST $0.99/£0.99/€0.99 for the six days. As you probably know, this is a huge discount. The boxed set contains the first … [Read more...]
Faslane Naval Base Peace Protests and The Nordic Heart
It's interesting to see that the peace protests are going ahead outside the Faslane Naval Base again. According to Helensburgh Advertiser, the local Scottish newspaper, talks are being held in advance of a temporary protest camp near Coulport where the warheads for the Trident nuclear submarines are … [Read more...]
Talking about miscarriage
Today is the last day of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which highlights the need for parents to commemorate and talk about the, all too short, lives of their babies. Sad Memories Never Go Away For me, the week has brought a lot of sad memories. I suffered three miscarriages between my two beautiful … [Read more...]
New novel title reveal!
So the Brexit vote is over and done with, and whatever side you were on, I think you'll agree that the result was a shock for most of us who live and work in Britain. If you follow me on social media you'll know by now that I'm a firm believer in the European Union, and that I am more than … [Read more...]
My Romantic Helsinki
All of my Nordic romance novels are partly set in Helsinki, so I thought I'd take you on a pictorial tour of the city, as featured in The Nordic Heart Romance series of books. In my latest title The Finnish Girl, Kaisa is 14 when she moves with her sister Sirkka and her mother Pirjo to one of … [Read more...]
The Finnish Girl is out today!
Hurrah, it's Publication Day at last! The Finnish Girl, a prequel novella to The Englishman is now out and available to buy on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and all other major e-retailers. I woke up today to a wonderful 5 * review by a reader, who had forgotten to … [Read more...]
FREE Weekend Offer!
Whilst I'm madly writing the sequel to The Englishman, I thought I'd give a treat: a summer weekend offer of my first novel. The Kindle copy will be FREE from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July. The Englishman is a love story between a Finnish student and a British naval officer set in … [Read more...]