Category: Writing

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

A short and sweet one from me, because I am also celebrating my wedding anniversary this week! Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my incredible readers who make writing my books completely worthwhile. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, take some time to read a good book and tell someone you love how much they mean to you!

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How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming?

Okay, let’s be honest. New Year’s resolutions are hard! They are difficult to come up with, difficult to keep, and ever yyear I just feel more and more guilty that I haven’t managed to keep them beyond January! So now we’re halfway through the year, how are you doing? I’ll share mine, and please share yours in the comments!

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It’s (almost!) my birthday!

I’m almost thirty! And to be honest, I couldn’t be happier about it. My twenties have been fun, don’t get me wrong – two degrees, three jobs, and one rather fantastic husband have all been gained during this decade – but there comes a point when you realise being 19 and being 29 are very different places.

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Does this mean Christmas is over?

SO: it’s Boxing Day, St Stephen’s Day, the day when leftovers are the only food in the house and you’re tired of charades. Does this mean Christmas is over? You’ve spent so long planning for it…is it all gone in 24 hours?

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Hugs in the time of COVID

You know, I never thought I would think of a hug as a powerful thing, until this year.

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What do you eat and drink while writing?

Whenever I was studying for my exams when I was young, I would always need to have chocolate chip cookies. For me, that’s what revision tastes like! I would use them for motivation; all I had to do was get through revising another few pages, and I would have a cookie. As I’ve got older, I really haven’t changed that much! Some days I … Read More What do you eat and drink while writing?

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Think bluestockings are a thing of the past?

My latest release in my Never the Bride series, Always the Bluestocking, has Mariah Wynn as my heroine – a bluestocking who is desperate for education and furious that society forbids her from university…

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I have Patreon!

One of the hardest things about being a writer is that you have to do much of it alone.

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What makes the best writing room?

As many of you who are subscribed to my newsletter know, I moved just before the pandemic and that means that I’ve only just got my writing room into the order that I wanted!

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Do you know the secret language of flowers?

Flowers have been used in courting for years, and the Victorian era solidified our ideas of the language of flowers, which existed as early as the Regency period…

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Do your friends read your books?

Everyone has a hobby. For some people, it’s a sport: swimming, rugby, tennis. For others, it’s something that is more personal: gaming, or learning a language. And then for others, it’s creative: knitting, crafting, music, or writing. I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. My parents even found some of my earliest school reports from when I … Read More Do your friends read your books?

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What makes the best historical romance?

I have read and loved historical romances for…well, almost my entire life! So many of my readers share with me what they are looking for in a historical romance, and I wanted to share some of my favourites. Titles! Readers love titles – Earls, Dukes, and Princes all round, please! Friends to lovers. There’s nothing like a good friends to love story – I’ve … Read More What makes the best historical romance?