Quite Literally Talking Books

During November I appeared at a number of literary festivals with my friend and co-author the Duchess of York to talk about our collaboration on HER HEART FOR A COMPASS. I’ve never attended a book festival before (I know, shocking) never mind made an appearance at one, and I must admit I was pretty nervous, …

Family Matters

I have just finished writing the second of my REVELATIONS OF THE CARSTAIRS SISTERS duet. The first book, THE EARL WHO SEES HER BEAUTY, is out now and was, I’m thrilled to say, the first pick for the new Duchess of York’s Historical Book Club. The heroine Prudence’s scarred face has made her a recluse. …

Location, Location, Location

Here’s a little insight just for my loyal blog readers. You probably already know I’m working on a second book in collaboration with the Duchess of York. We’ve decided that the heroine, Lady Mary, will be a bit of an amateur sleuth with a reputation for discretion. This requires her to visit a number of …

What I’ve Been Up To

Her Heart for a Compass I can say in all honesty that in the last couple of months I have been through a whirlwind of experiences that I never dreamed would happen to me, and which at times took this wee camera-shy person way beyond her comfort zone. The reason (in case you’ve been away …

Celebrating the Release of Her Heart for a Compass

Her Heart for a Compass is out today! At last, the ‘big’ book that I co-authored with Sarah, The Duchess of York has hit the shops, and I can finally talk about it. So first of all, what is the book all about? Here is the official blurb: London 1865 In an attempt to rebel …

What I’ve Been Reading Other than Detective Fiction

Though I’ve been binge-reading detective fiction, I’ve also been dipping in and out of other genre. To be honest, most of it has been old favourites, because I’ve not really been up for an emotional challenge – though I got one all the same. But I’ll start with the old favourites, and Rose Tremain. I …

What I’ve Been Reading – Classic Detectives

I am still finding that I can’t bear much what my friend calls ‘jeopardy’ in my reading, so I’ve been retreating more and more into comfort reads. I am currently working my way through the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L Sayers – in order, and with hardly a breath in-between. (You can read …

What I’ve Been Up To, and a Cover Reveal

Lots to celebrate! Where on earth has the time gone! The last few months have sped past in a swirl of manic activity. I feel like I’ve barely had time to breathe. Now that lockdown is starting to ease a bit and lots of us have become ‘double jabbers’, myself included, I’ve finally been re-united …

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