What is a writing retreat?

Getting away… Writing is a solitary occupation. Most of the time, we sit at our desks and the most exciting stuff we do is research stuff on the internet. When does a wild flower bloom in the UK. (Hint, it won’t the same time everywhere.) What butterflies lay their eggs on nettles? What plant will…

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New books…

Well, not totally new… I’m sorry if I’ve been missing in action here on my blog. I promise you I haven’t been idle, but that’s news that will have to keep. What I can tell you is that I’ve been refreshing two of my earlier books and given them both gorgeous new covers designed by…

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Re-wilding… it’s a thing.

This garden of weeds took home gold! The plot – named Weed Thriller – was handed the award at the RHS Tatton Flower Show in Cheshire.Horticulturist Sandra Nock told the BBC that they thought they might be given Nil Point by  the RHS but, on the contrary, they were receptive and complimentary. She added that “Without…

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Reading in lockdown

There hasn’t been much good news in the last couple of years, but one of the few positives to come out of lockdown has been an increase in reading. According to the Guardian, book sales are the highest they’ve been for ten years. And Forbes magazine which quick to predict that sales of romance novels,…

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New year, new book!

Publication day, part 1 This is probably going to be the longest publication day in history. Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss was supposed to be a February release. Unfortunately, something went wrong — I’ve no idea what — and the January titles were delayed so the February titles have been released in January. It should…

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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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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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