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...]
Writing over Easter
Over this Easter weekend, I've been busy writing the next novel in The Englishman series. Or trying to! Although I imagined I had the plot all sewn up, I've realised during these less busy days of Easter that there was something missing from the story. The plot just didn't click with me. Until … [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...]
Writing Sex by Patsy Trench
My latest novel, The Good Officer, which is out tomorrow has more sex in it than any of my previous books. The reason for this (without giving too much away) is that my two heroes, Kaisa and Peter, are estranged and so meet other people – and the obvious happens. While writing the novel, I struck up … [Read more...]
The Englishman is now FREE!
To celebrate the publication on 18th November of The Good Officer, the first novel in my contemporary Nordic romance series, The Englishman, is now FREE to download. Tap the picture or go here for the US Amazon page to download the book now. But hurry, this offer ends on Sunday 6th November! A … [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...]
The Good Officer Pre-order Offer
'The Good Officer is a terrific read with lost of drama. Halme's best work to date' – Jessica Bell, author of STRING BRIDGE and THE BOOK I hope you've enjoyed reading my previous novels and are eagerly awaiting the latest book in my series of Nordic contemporary romances. If so, I have good news … [Read more...]
Are you doing NaNoWriMo?
What is NaNoWriMo you ask? Well, it's the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place each year in November, when thousands of authors, or aspiring novelists, challenge themselves to write 50,000 words (I know, not quite a full-length novel, but nearly) in 30 days. That means exactly 1,667 words … [Read more...]