When I started my writing career, the one thing I didn't expect was support and kindness from my fellow authors. In the beginning, I even thought every other writer was my competitor. But how wrong I was! Over the years, mainly through the Alliance of Independent Authors, but also through just … [Read more...]
The Englishman Box Set Limited Offer
The first three books in my Navy romance series are now in a boxed set. What's more, the books are on a limited Kindle Countdown Offer for the next three days! I hope 2017 has got off to a good start for you! Here in the UK we've had a bit of a cold spell, something which I managed to escape … [Read more...]
How to Write in Another Language
How do you write in another language? How can you make your words flow in a language that's not your mother tongue? I write in English even though it's my third language after Finnish and Swedish. Why I do this, is one of the most common questions readers and other writers put to me. A few … [Read more...]
An Independence Day Offer!
To celebrate Finland's Independence Day, I am giving away a free novella AND two exclusive, unpublished bonus chapters from the first two books in the Nordic romance series: The Finnish Girl and The Englishman. The Englishman series now has four books: The Finnish Girl: Can you be too young for … [Read more...]
The Good Officer is out today!
It’s Publication Day! My new novel, the fourth book (but also a standalone read) in The Englishman series, THE GOOD OFFICER, is out today! Hurrah! These are early reviews I’ve had so far: Another winning combination of romance in a recent historical setting, with culture clashes between Finnish … [Read more...]
Reading in Finland
On 20th January I will be reading from THE GOOD OFFICER at FinnBrit Language Centre in Helsinki I'm visiting Finland this week for the Helsinki Book Fair. It all starts tomorrow, but I arrived here early to have time to visit my father in Tampere, but also to finalise plans for a literary evening … [Read more...]
Ten things you need to know about Finland for X-Factor
Last weekend's X-Factor saw the Finnish singer, Saara Aalto, wow the judges, so I thought I'd give you ten things you need to know about her (and my) native Finland. Finland is a land of thousand lakes. At last count there were 187,888 of them - more lakes in relation to a country's size than … [Read more...]
Why reinvent yourself for a sequel novel?
One of the most common questions I get from the readers of The Faithful Heart, my sequel to The English Heart, is how much of the story is true. Of course, this is a perfectly sensible and appropriate question, being that The English Heart is the story of how I came to be in England. Although … [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...]
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