Research has taken me to many strange and wonderful places over the years … a Navajo pueblo at Christmas, a Cornish mine, up in a Zeppelin airship … to name only a few. Sweetie is the most obliging man—whatever adventure I drag him along on, he’s happy to go (though the Zeppelin did test his…

It’s hard to believe I’ve reached the halfway point in my studies in the PhD in Creative Writing program at Lancaster University. My first year review was in September, and now the next milestone is the confirmation panel. In the words of the Postgraduate Handbook, this means: “At Lancaster, all research students are registered for…

Holly Cottage, the third book in my little “manor house” miniseries, releases today. If, like me, you harbor a soft spot for Jake, then this one’s for you 🙂 Buying a cottage is not as easy as you’d think. Especially if you’re a man with a past … in love with a woman with a…

A country house party. A broken friendship. A debt that must be paid in blood. When Lady Emilie Selwyn invites Andrew and Lady Claire Malvern to her very first country house party, Claire is delighted to offer her help—until she discovers that Peony Churchill is also on the guest list. But in supporting one friendship,…

Recently I’ve been around other authors a lot, enjoying the benefits of people who generously share what they know. My to-do list has been getting longer as a result, and full of more highlight pen colours! Some things are difficult to put in place (marketing plan for Germany, I’m looking at you). Others are very…