Lockdown Victorian Style

One of my favourite aspects of writing is the world-building component. I love to create a setting that feels completely real to me, one that I can inhabit, breathe, experience alongside my characters. Even when the world I’m writing about is wholly invented, there are always parts of the landscape that have their origins in […]

Coming Soon in Italy

2 ROMANZI IN 1, 20 DICEMBRE 2019 IL PRINCIPE DEL DESERTO Sposata da pochi mesi con un diplomatico inglese, Lady Celia Cleveden lo accompagna in un’importante missione nel Regno di A’Qadiz, in Arabia. Inaspettatamente, durante il viaggio la loro carovana viene assalita dai predoni e la giovane, rimasta sola tra le sabbie infuocate del deserto, […]

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 sisters into my books. Looking back over the last ten years and fifty books (50!!!!) […]

Seconds Out, Round Two!

I adore creating secondary characters to populate my books and provide a bit of light relief and added colour. So much so that I have to work extremely hard not to let my cameo roles take centre stage. Time after time, I get carried away with an utterly (to me, at any rate!) fascinating but […]