Write Your Story: How to Turn Your Life into Fiction in 10 Easy Steps is out now. Turning Fact into Fiction You may know that my best-selling novel, The English Heart, is closely based on my own life. Or how some 30 years ago I fell head over heels in love with my Englishman. He was a Royal … [Read more...]
How a film inspired The Nordic Heart Romance series
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...]
The Navy Wife in The Helensburgh Advertiser
I thought I'd share with you how I got an article on The Navy Wife into a local Scottish newspaper, The Helensburgh Advertiser. The novel is set in the Royal Navy base in Faslane and the married quarters down the road from Helensburgh in Rhu, as well as in Portsmouth. Thinking the papers might be … [Read more...]
The new books are here!
Holding a book that you've written in your hands for the first time is always magical. I can't fully describe the feeling; it's a bit like holding your newborn baby without the mess, or physical pain (although there is enough agony involved in producing a book). But obviously creating a new life … [Read more...]
Win a Free Book!
You'd like a FREE paperback copy of my latest novel, The Navy Wife? Of course you would! Well, now you have a chance to win one. To celebrate the forthcoming publication of The Navy Wife in paperback, I am giving away 20 – yes twenty! – signed copies! To enter, simply click the 'Enter … [Read more...]
I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!
When I started the National Novel Writing Month challenge, I wasn't at all sure I'd be able to make it. Writing the best part of a novel (50,000 words) in 30 days seemed an insurmountable task. All my previous NaNoWriMo attempts had produced less than 20,000 words, and those novels that … [Read more...]
New cover for The Englishman!
I thought since it's Friday you'd like to see the new cover that The Englishman will be wearing to celebrate the publication of THE NAVY WIFE, which will be very soon.So (drumroll, please...) here is the new cover for THE ENGLISHMAN, what do you think?Don't forget THE ENGLISHMAN wearing his old … [Read more...]
NaNoWriMo Update – Only 5 days to go!
While my American readers are celebrating Thanksgiving, I am celebrating a smaller, but an equally important day (OK possibly not!). Today I caught up with NaNoWriMo. Yay!You may remember that the last time I reported back, I was well ahead of the game, but then something happened with the … [Read more...]
Black Friday Offer
Black Friday week is here - The Englishman is only $0.99 ! * To celebrate this special week and the forthcoming sequel, The Navy Wife, The Englishman Kindle copy is only $0.99! * But hurry, the offer ends Sunday 29th November! ‘A stylish Nordic tale of … [Read more...]
Approaching the pinnacle – a NaNoWriMo update
For me, this, the third week of the National Writing Month, has been the most difficult to date.On Friday after I'd reached 25,000 words and got myself another badge (hurrah), I decided it was time to have a bit of a celebration. After a very late night with friends, Saturday's word count was the … [Read more...]