Giving Birth to a Book Baby

When I was working towards publication, I used to think it very strange that authors referred to their books as their book babies. Now that I am published I understand… It is easy to compare the writing and editing phase of writing a novel to being pregnant. You also choose the nursery furniture and baby’s… Continue reading Giving Birth to a Book Baby

Returning the Spotlight to Choc Lit Author Kirsty Ferry

Fellow Choc Lit author, Kirsty Ferry joined me for a Spotlight on Guest Author blog on 29 August 2016. Today, she returns with news of a new book – The Girl in the Photograph. Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 with the… Continue reading Returning the Spotlight to Choc Lit Author Kirsty Ferry

A New World

My debut novel The Girl on the Beach was released  by Choc Lit on 24 January 2017, launching me into an unknown world of blog appearances, book promotion, rankings and review monitoring and readings! Release day was exciting. Nothing compares to seeing your book cover (brilliantly designed by the lovely Berni Stevens – I officially… Continue reading A New World