• Personal

    How my local supermarket reminded me of an apparently important date

    I went to the supermarket yesterday afternoon, I like going around 3 o’clock because most of the mums are picking up their kids, the older people have done their shopping hours ago, and most office workers are still chained to a desk. I was surprised to see it fairly busy. With men. Confused looking men, often clutching a bunch of flowers. And then it dawned on me. Valentine’s Day. Out of the woodwork had come all the men who have one job a year, buy some flowers, maybe some chocolates,…

  • Personal

    Planes, trains, and aut… hotels! Preparing for an epic year of WLW fiction events

    Having just returned from my three week holiday in sunny Florida my first thought was obviously to… book more travel! Not because I am home in the middle of a storm and miserable at the low temperatures and lack of sunlight but because 2020 is looking like a fabulous year for WLW literary events and it’s time to get organised. I kicked off the year by (briefly) attending the Gulfport ReadOut which is in its third year. By happy chance, I just happened to be in Florida at the same…

  • Publishing

    Buying Books and Author Royalties… What’s the Scoop?

    One of the questions I most frequently receive from readers is; where should I buy your books from to ensure you get the highest royalty payment? This is a really lovely thought and I appreciate that people take the time to consider where they shop, and the amount that will ultimately reach me as the creator of the work. The answer, however, is complicated and differs from author to author. As I see quite a lot of differing information going around, I thought I’d sum up the situation to give…

  • My Writing

    Keep Holly Close | Sequel to Bring Holly Home

    I’m super excited to announce that my latest release will be available very soon, and is currently on pre-order over on Amazon. Keep Holly Close is the long-awaited sequel to my best-selling hit Bring Holly Home. Join ice queen Victoria and amnesia-suffering Holly on their latest adventures. Former personal assistant Holly Carter is settling into her new life as a mother, a journalist, and partner of magazine editor—and former boss—Victoria Hastings. The arrival of an anonymous email threatens to split the happy couple up. They have to work together but…