Barcelona Birthday Trip

When my mum turned eighty it was during the pandemic, forcing us to postpone our planned girly trip to celebrate with my three sisters. We re-planned to combine the celebration with my ‘big’ pending sixtieth birthday, and had intended heading to the East Neuk of Fife. But though one of the sisters who lives ‘down …

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Most Intriguing News

Image @debbieharephotography At last, I can finally reveal that my second novel co-authored with my fabulous friend Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, will be released in March next year by Mills&Boon and Avon Books, and it has two fabulous covers. A MOST INTRIGUING LADY is a tale of scandal, seduction and secrets, with a sweeping …

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New Release and a Giveaway (UK Only)

Out now in digital and paperback in the UK, REGENCY SECRETS is an anthology containing the first two books in my PENNILESS BRIDES OF CONVENIENCE quartet. The stories feature four sisters, which is something close to my heart, and in the first two, I also feature two hobbies close to my heart. In the first …

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Snippets from a Writer’s Life

Since I was last here, I’ve been buried deep in writing (and re-writing, and re-writing) my latest historical romance for Mills & Boon. After nearly sixty books of all shapes and sizes for my publisher, you’d think it would get easier. Wrong! Every single time, it seems to get more difficult. I tell myself I …

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Snippets from a Writer’s Life

I am six weeks into my Slick at Sixty fitness campaign, and though I am seeing some positive results, progress is so painfully slow that I’m on the verge of saying, stuff it, forget it, I don’t care. I’m not exactly going hungry but I’m sick of hearing myself say, ‘I’m starving’ about twenty times …

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Backlist Books – A Forbidden Liaison with Miss Grant

W At the start of my (still new!) TikTok journey, I decided to do a post about my favourite cover, which meant that I spent a happy hour or two going through my back list in my bookcases. After about sixty books and novellas, I'd forgotten a lot of them - in fact I couldn't …

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What I’ve Been Reading

I’ve been methodically working my way through the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L Sayers with varying degrees of satisfaction. I’ve commented before on the dated nature of the language and views in several, and in particular the racist attitudes that really jump out of the page to a modern reader. In The Nine …

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A Tour of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute

I have been visiting the Isle of Bute all my life on family holidays, and as you’ll know if you follow this blog, I am still a regular visitor there to visit family. My latest trip coincided with the Glasgow Fair holiday, when traditionally hordes of Weegies go ‘Doon the Watter’ for a break – …

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