Bute Walks – Ascog and the Victorian Fernery

You’ll be well aware, if you follow me on Facebook, that I recently spent a driech (Scots words meaning grey and wet) week on the Isle of Bute visiting family, doing a bit of writing, hoping a change of scene … Continue reading

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New Releases in Denmark, Sweden and Australia

Fælles bedrag Miniserie: Bundet af en skandale (2) Alle kvinder vil giftes med ham, men hvad hvis han allerede er afsat? Jean-Luc Bauduin er den mest eftertragtede ungkarl i selskabslivet i Paris, og han er fast besluttet på at vælge … Continue reading

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I Have a Winner

Thank you to all who entered my giveaway which is now closed, and for your fabulous ideas about future romances. I’m now absolutely determined to write a heroine in her forties very soon, and to include more diverse occupations, especially … Continue reading

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Fifty Books, a Decade of Writing and a Giveaway to Celebrate

Today I’m celebrating a huge personal milestone – the official release of my 50th book for Harlequin Mills&Boon. Just in case you’ve missed the song and dance I’ve been making here and on my other social media this week (seriously, … Continue reading

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Phoebe’s Recipe for Happiness

Phoebe’s Recipe For Happiness Phoebe, the heroine of my 50th book, A Wife Worth Investing In, is passionate about cooking. In particular, she is passionate about cooking for those she loves, serving up the kind of food that they adore, … Continue reading

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Paris – On Foot and on the Page

The opening scene of my 50th book, A Wife Worth Investing In, is set in Paris where Phoebe, a wannabe chef, meets Owen, the man who (unbeknownst to either of them) she will marry two years later. Their paths cross … Continue reading

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Oh Sister, Where Art Thou?

Wannabe writers are forever being advised to “write about what you know, write from experience”. As the eldest of four very confident and opinionated sisters (and three brothers too), it’s therefore not altogether surprising that I’ve written a lot of … Continue reading

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Shaking Up the Sheikh Trope

One of the biggest challenges, for me, in writing historical romance, is trying to write a strong, independent heroine who sits believably within the historical context. If a genteel woman hasn’t inherited money, then trying to find a realistic way … Continue reading

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