Up and about!

Well, the hip surgery went really well – the clinic and staff were wonderful – and I had three weeks rest and recuperation with my daughter, who spoiled me rotten. I’m back home now, doing my exercises and get about with the help of a stick. Today, after a visit to the hairdresser, I walked…

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Cover Reveal…

Hi everyone I’m stuck in my apartment, having had my covid test pre my hip replacement op (taking place on Tuesday), so I’m not allowed to see anyone or even step outside until the car comes to take me to the clinic. However, cyber mail brought the UK cover for my next book this week.…

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Children In Read Auction 2021

Children in Read 2021 This year’s Children In Read Official Author’s and Illustrators’ Auction for BBC Children in Need IS NOW OPEN!!! There are hundreds of fabulous signed books, all donated by their authors for this great cause. There are lots from fabulous romance authors Sophie Kinsella, Sarah Morgan, Carol Drinkwater, Phillips Ashley, Jill Mansell…

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4 UK Special Offer titles at 99p…

Could stepping into the past make your future perfect? Sarah’s been dumped. Unceremoniously. Painfully. A romantic at heart and a historian by profession, Sarah has always wondered about her grandfather’s wartime romance in Italy. Who was that brave woman who cared for him during the war? Clearly this is the time to heal her wounds…

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Hanging out on a desert island with Rachael Stewart

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Rachael Stewart to my desert island this month. Writing, she tells me, has  been something of an addiction since she could put pen to paper and she has the stacks of hand-scrawled stories to prove it! Being a realist, however, she never thought she’d actually get published and so pursued…

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Celebrating a Win with a Giveaway!

Winner! I’m total thrillled to announce that Eve Bliss and Kit Merchant, the hero and heroine of A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance, my contribution to the mini series “Destination Brides” have won the “Couples” category in the Still Moments Magazine: 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards This story about a second chance love is very special…

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On a desert island with author, Michelle Douglas

It all started with a koala… Making up stories of her own has always been one of Michelle’s passions. She received her first rejection letter at the age of ten for Keri the Koala Baby, and has been writing ever since. A love of literature led her to major in English at the University of…

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Book descriptors – what do they actually mean?

Confused? No, this isn’t an advert for a comparison website! Are you as confused as I am  by the words that publishing professionals use to describe the books they’re looking for? Joanna Maitland has taken to the Liberta Books blog this week in an attempt to figure out exactly what they mean – and she…

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Can you tell a book by its cover?

The Classic I have been writing for Mills and Boon for thirty years. My first book was accepted in 1991 and published in December 1992. It had the classic retro cover that I still love. Sadly, I only had two books with this cover design (although more of that later) when M&B went for a…

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