Okay, here we go: it’s time to decide which is the best, medieval romance or Regency romance. Let me just be upfront right now and say that I have written romances in both the medieval era and the Regency era. I love reading books based in both of those eras, and a few in and around that! But they are incredibly different… Medieval romances … Read More Medieval romance vs Regency romance
What makes a truly great historical romance? It’s something that (as you can imagine) I think about almost continuously. What’s missing from this? What’s going to make it the best book my readers have ever read? What’s going to make it stick in their minds, stay on their bookshelf, be recommended to friends? Some say it’s characters A truly great character, a hero or … Read More The best historical romances
If you’re looking for a medieval romance novel you’re expecting knights in shining armour, jousting, and at least three feasts. Right? Well, that’s what I always thought. I’d loved medieval history, literature, architecture, art, music – the works – since before I can remember. I studied it at university first as an undergraduate and then as a postgraduate, and when I starting writing my … Read More The medieval romance novel I thought I’d never write
As well as being an author, I am of course a reader! There are so many incredible medieval romance novels out there and there is no better time than to start exploring this fascinating and romantic period of history than right now. Whether you’ve read these before and want to relive them, or you’re about to dive into medieval romance novels for the first … Read More My favourite medieval romance novels
If you ask someone to think of historical romance, most people think of Regency bodice rippers, young ladies with names like Georgette or Isabella, who meet a Duke (typically in disguise) who they hate, then fall in love with. And yet there are plenty of historical romances that are set hundreds of years before the Regency ton decided how sleeves were to be worn that season. … Read More Why write medieval historical romance?
I started out as a medieval writer; someone who knew and loved the medieval period completely and utterly. I studied History and English at the University of York, UK, and the majority of that ended up being medieval and Early Modern. I revelled in what I learned of the medieval period, and I truly loved learning about the history, the politics, the food, the … Read More Medieval vs Regency
Hey guys! As many of you know, I am currently working on my next big novel, hurrah! It’s been great to see the success of my previous series of books, but I want to keep things fresh, and keep challenging myself. So I’ve been working on the first novel of a series of four. It is twice as long as any other book that I … Read More Inconvenient Truths
So, once again, I’ve changed my mind. (Don’t forget to buy my books on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com!) This will not come as any sort of surprise to those who know me. I am the one, after all, that really can’t decide what she wants for supper and so has a bit of everything; who struggles to make even the simplest decision about which film to watch; and … Read More Changed My Mind . . . Again!
I know this post may sound a little strange, and I know it is definitely a first world problem, but it’s something that I’ve been struggling with for a while, so I thought I’d share it: I am really struggling to write a second book. I know that sounds mental: it’s supposed to be the first book that’s difficult! And for many people it … Read More Struggling to Write Second Book