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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What books will Ella Hayes take to her desert island?

Ella Hayes put her career change down to a “mid-life moment”. After decades of hauling cameras about filming everything from moths mating to athletes competing in the 1993 Barcelona Paralympics, in 2017 she started a master’s degree in Writing Practice and Study at Dundee University. It was a wise decision as, in that same year…

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This week in my garden…

One of the first things I planted in my garden was Anemone Blanda. I just love the glowing blue and they flower so early. I bought 50 corms and in the first spring they produced single flowers. They were there, beautiful, but I had to look for them. In the last week or so, they…

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Australian Romance Readers Association awards nominations….

…and yes, I’m on the list! I’m completely over the moon to announce that Christmas Reunion in Paris is in the Members Choice category of Favourite Christmas or Holiday Romances. This was the first book in a mini series based around the Harrington Park Hotel, and I’m doubly delighted, that James’ sister, Sally Harrington –…

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Welcome this month’s castaway, romance author Andrea Bolter…

…to my desert island. In a homage to the British radio programme, Desert Island Discs, which has been running for 70 years with guests as different as politicians, scientists, astronauts, actors, writers and musicians, and First Lady, Michelle Obama, – named by broadcasting experts as the “greatest radio programme of all time” – she’ll be…

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Donna Alward’s Desert Island Books

My castaway this month is… …bestselling author Donna Alward who, while she was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breath-taking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer and Judith McNaught.  Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it…

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