The world is starting to open up again, and I had a wonderful time with some family a few weeks ago. Nothing complicated; good food, good wine, great conversation. We eventually meandered onto the topic of art, and what made a great artist. How some of hte best artists were not recognised or respected during their lifetime. How they were often ahead of their field, capturing the zietgeist of the culture at the time.
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!
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?
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…
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!
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…
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?
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
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?
You know that book I mentioned that I’d finished? It’s now available for pre-order! Always the courtesan and never the bride – it’s a life she never chose and cannot escape… Indulge yourself in book 3 of the bestselling Never the Bride series. Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Lady Honora Lennox hasn’t gone by that name in three years – not since she was abducted … Read More Always the Courtesan is on pre-order!
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