Tag: Books

My top 10 pet peeves

Hello, hello! My but you do look fabulous in that shirt. The screen really brings out your eyes. So I thought, because, you know, I have lots of work to do, like cleaning out my closet, taking the dog for another walk, oh and editing my Christmas book, which has just come back for round…

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A three book deal!

I am thrilled to share my exciting news – I’ve been offered a new three book deal with  Bookouture! So this will mean that I have six books out before the end of next year! Woo hoo! Er, and gulp 😉 Here is the post from my publishers: We are thrilled to announce that Bookouture have…

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The Summer Escape now on NetGalley

Hello everyone! Great news! The Summer Escape – previously published as An Invincible Summer about love, loss, a burnt down vineyard and following your heart in beautiful Crete, is available now for free from NetGalley for book bloggers, vloggers, and book lovers, grin! Get it here – note you have to be signed in to see…

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The Postcard cover reveal!

So yesterday the incredibly talented and fabulous designer and illustrator Tanya Bezuidenhout, of The Tin Can Studio, who just happens to be a great friend (yes, I am that lucky) sent me the cover for The Postcard. We’d been working on the draft for a couple of days, playing around with different ideas including using an actual…

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Believe and the magic will come

I have this little chalkboard on my desk where I’ve written the word Believe. It’s about giving myself over to the magic of writing, and trusting that when I sit down to write everyday, the magic will come. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a while ago that her first novel was the hardest thing she ever wrote, that the words…

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My dream writing sanctuary

I have a writing room. It’s a beautiful space, filled with a large dining room table that I distressed myself to a light shabby chic French grey.  My chair is a Queen Anne antique that I picked up for a song, and lining my walls are stacks of my favourite books. But I never write here.…

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Sometimes a genre chooses you

This may come as rather a surprise to the lovely readers who have so very kindly followed my blog (much love to you all) but until now,  most of the unfinished manuscripts filling my desk draw were all fantasy novels. Sort of in the vein of, but obviously not half as brilliant, as Neil Gaimon or Terry Pratchett. Don’t…

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‘For there are ghosts in the air’

Isn’t that a beautiful title? Taken from a Dylan Thomas poem, the theme of which inspired the first novel of the incredible writing talent of Nicola Ann Roberts, who is being featured here today. What I love about blogging is the amazing community of like-minded people that you find. There’s something so incredible about speaking to someone who is…

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