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...]
The Englishman Boxed Set
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Love Nordic Noir? Now try Nordic Romance! The first three books in the best-selling tumultuous love story between beautiful Finnish student and handsome British Navy Officer are now compiled into one beautiful boxed set. A long-distance military romance set in … [Read more...]
Join the countdown!
I am beyond excited about my next book launch. If all goes according to plan, and the stars are aligned, the fourth book in The Englishman series, The Good Officer, will be out in bookshops and on Amazon in less than six weeks' time, on 22nd October! I'm thrilled that The Good Officer has already … [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...]
Turn Your Life Into Fiction
Do you want to tell your life story? Here are ten tips to turn your life into fiction. Truth and Fiction Doris Lessing wrote in one of her memoirs that we all re-write history and that therefore no autobiography can be an accurate account of events Yet during my MA in Creative writing some 10 … [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...]
NaNoWriMo and my new writing routine
Since I became full-time author/entrepreneur five months ago, I've settled into a routine to make sure I don't stay in my dressing gown for the whole day (which is always a distinct possibility). It was doing the NaNoWriMo back in November, which started me off in the right direction. The task of … [Read more...]