It’s here! This came around so quickly. Today’s the release day for MIDLIFE TREMORS (Druid Heir Book 2) 💖🥳🥂 MIDLIFE TREMORS features: 💜 A woman finally understanding her own power 💜 Found family 💜 Action adventure 💜 A Celestial Library 💜 Magical trials 💜 A dragon 💜 A slow-burn romance sub-plot The e-book is… Read More Release Day: Midlife Tremors, Druid Heir Book 2
I’ve been so busy squirrelling away on my current manuscript that I forgot to do a cover reveal for Midlife Tremors, book 2 of Druid Heir which is releasing in little over a week! The covers of Druid Heir are by Maria Spada and I am in love with her work. I hope you like… Read More Cover Reveal: Midlife Tremors (Druid Heir Book 2) plus New Reader Group
It’s finally here! Today’s the release day for MIDLIFE DAWN (Druid Heir Book 1) 💖🥳🥂 Thanks to all who have bought it already and have reviewed it! 🤓📘😘 The e-book is exclusive to Amazon and is also available in Kindle Unlimited. The paperback is available wide, and for UK book lovers, my favourite retailer is Hive,… Read More Release Day: Midlife Dawn, Druid Heir Book 1
I’m so excited to reveal the cover of Midlife Dawn, the first novel in my Druid Heir series! This beauty was designed for me by the wonderful Maria Spada. It’s going to be published on 31 October, so not long to go! Blurb Shivers of excitement shot up my spine. It was time… Read More Cover Reveal, MIDLIFE DAWN (DRUID HEIR BOOK 1)
I’m so excited to share my secret project with you. During the pandemic I decided to write something lighter. Fantasy is a natural fit. I wanted to write something where the heroine is saving the world, not just surviving it. That’s when I discovered Paranormal Women’s Fiction. It’s a cross of urban fantasy, mystery… Read More Secret Project Reveal: Druid Heir Series
I’m thrilled to tell you that the audiobook of my literary fiction novel Hidden Colours, narrated by L. Spooner, has been released on Audible. This version has been a long time coming and it means a lot to me for the novel to get a second life this way. This story has my heart. It’s your chance to… Read More Release Day: Hidden Colours Audio Book
I’m so excited to tell you that the audiobook of my novel All the Tomorrows, narrated by Daki De Alwis, has been released on Audible. Daki has a voice like melted chocolate and I can’t wait to see what you think. There’s a sample on the Audible site. Here’s the blurb for those of you who need a reminder:… Read More Audiobook Release: All the Tomorrows
For a long time, I’ve been trying to find some balance in my writing life. A balance between finding enough time for my passion and stopping it bleeding into family time. A balance between creating words and reading them. A balance between consuming story-telling in books and story-telling on screens. A balance between my words… Read More Finding Balance and Genre News
Today, there’s a bottle of red wine at the ready on my counter because I’m celebrating the launch of Hidden Colours, my book about an imaginary immigrant circus in Berlin. Yusuf’s story is about compassion and grief, and how a little kindness can have a big impact. What a whirlwind it has been writing this novel… Read More Hidden Colours is Finally Here!
All the Tomorrows is a year old today, can you believe it? To celebrate, the e-book will be reduced to £1.99/$1.99 until 12 November, and the UK paperback is discounted too. The book has found lots of fans, and I’d love it to reach even more readers. If you haven’t yet grabbed your copy,… Read More First Book Birthday: All the Tomorrows
Those of you who follow me on social media may have heard me talk about Hidden Colours, my next literary fiction novel. It has now seen my wonderful editor’s magic pen and is due to be released in early December. I’m so excited and nervous to see it make its way in the world. Hidden… Read More Cover Reveal – Hidden Colours
It was a joy to play with some flash fiction today, courtesy of Charli Mills’ wonderful community at The Carrot Ranch. Those of you who have read this blog since the early days, when I was just starting to build relationships with other writers on Twitter, know flash fiction has always been a love of… Read More 99 Words Flash Fiction: The Lesser Sister
I’m nearing the end of the first draft of Hidden Colours, my second novel, scheduled to be released in late autumn. The novel is set in modern day Berlin. My husband is from Berlin and we studied there together, and sometimes we dream about living there again, but that’s a story for another day. I’ve… Read More Personal Histories: A Little Boy and a Can of Coke
A very long time ago, I read Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. I’ve not revisited the novel in years – the last time was seeing the 1995 adaptation featuring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet (and oh, how I still miss Alan Rickman) – but this week memories of it surfaced while I worked on my current novel.… Read More Sentimentalism in Fiction
One midsummer’s day, after the seasons had become muddled, I walked in hail to our local park and found a woman huddled underneath an old oak tree. She didn’t have language, but when beckoned she followed me back to my home where I fed her hot soup and told her I would provide for her… Read More My Woman – A Very Short Story for International Women’s Day
I’ve been meaning to blog for weeks, and before I knew it, over a month had passed. Blogging is like meditation for me. Like Julia Cameron’s morning pages, or journaling, or yoga. It leaves my head clearer, my spirit lighter, and I’m happier when I’m regular in my practice. If only the clock would stop,… Read More BookBub Results and Hidden Colours Excerpt
This post was originally published on Daryl Rothman’s blog. Daryl is one of those generous people on Twitter, who very soon became a friend. His own fantasy novel for young adults,The Awakening of David Rose, is available here. I really enjoyed this interview. Sometimes you need the right question to make you stumble into new… Read More On Inspiration, Surprises and the Gifts of Writing A Novel: An Interview on Daryl Rothman’s Blog
How can it be here already?! But it is, it is! It’s the launch day for my debut novel, All the Tomorrows. A huge thanks to Lane Diamond at Evolved Publishing for believing in the book, to my magnificent editor Jessica West, and D. Robert Pease for his cover art. I am so excited and… Read More All the Tomorrows – LAUNCH DAY AND BOOK READING!
This post appeared first on my publisher’s website. Look out for my favourite lines from the novel this weekend. I’ll be posting them on my Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Just message/tweet me a page number from 1-289 and I’ll respond with a tiny snippet. Committing to a story idea is a funny thing, at… Read More How I Researched All the Tomorrows
It’s cover reveal day for All the Tomorrows! Huge thanks to Evolved Publishing and cover artist extraordinaire D. Robert Pease, who took my jumbled vision for the cover and translated it into art that gives a sense of place, mood and genre. I hope you like it as much as I do. It’s hard to… Read More All the Tomorrows – Cover Reveal Day!