It’s a strange thing, finishing a book series. It’s an even stranger thing when you are the author writing it!
There’s a reason I always write long series. I love delving into a series, really getting to know the characters, loving some, hating others. I want to immerse myself in their world; I want to taste their food, breathe in their air, feel as though I could reach out and touch them at any point.
I don’t know about you, but I have found the last year very hard, and very strange.
Pandemics are not frequent. It’s hard to think of many people who have experienced two in their lifetime. Now that we have all gone through a pandemic, and that experience will be very different to each of us depending on what we personally had to face.
And now it’s changing. Freedom is coming.
I absolutely love speaking with my readers, and sometimes I know you have questions about my books, my series, how I write, and more – so this is your time to ask me!
You know, I never thought I would think of a hug as a powerful thing, until this year.
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?
In my last blog, I talked about the weirdness of trying to write in lockdown, and how hard I was finding that. I am always honest with my readers, and so I wanted to share some of the process that went on behind the scenes. You can read it here. So many people reached out and shared that they, too, were finding it a … Read More Completing a book in lockdown
I have been a little quiet on the blog side of things, and I do apologise for that – it’s been a busy and emotional few weeks. The details I will keep private to protect those I love but suffice to say, I’ve been bereaved about a fortnight ago and it’s been an emotional journey. Writing during such a time becomes challenging for two … Read More Writing during the hard times
It’s difficult to read a historical romance these days without getting utterly overwhelmed by titles. Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Counts: every single man seems to need a title to be attractive, and that can make things complicated. Take William Lennox, Duke of Mercia, for example (spoilers: he’s a character in a new book that will be published next year!). To his brother, he’s Will. To … Read More Dukes, Viscounts, Earls oh my!
I’ve written over 25,000 words this weekend (!) because I was desperate to finish book 3 of a new series which will be coming out next year. The words were just flowing from my fingertips and although I will of course lose some of them in the editing process, I’m glad to get so many of them down. And yet the bit I found … Read More The perfect ending to a romance
I don’t want to confirm any stereotypes of England…but it’s been raining for the last six days.
In June! SIX DAYS!
We all have that one book, TV, or film series that we’re desperate NOT to discover the spoilers for the ending. Right now in my house, it’s Avengers: Endgame. We just haven’t got around to seeing it, and we’re having to keep telling our friends not to talk about it when we’re around, just in case they let something slip!
One of the biggest challenges of being an author is planning a historical romance series. I know that there will be people who disagree with me, but I think this is true for three reasons: Planning a series, any series, is complicated. You have way more characters to keep track of, you need to ensure that things like time of the year or even … Read More Planning a historical romance series