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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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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Back to the desert island with Jill Barry…

This month I have so much pleasure in welcoming a dear friend, Jill Barry, to my blog to talk about the books she’d take with her to a desert island. Jill and I met many years ago as founder members of the Carmarthenshire chapter (now the Cariad Chapter) of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Having discovered…

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