When I was little, my parents took me and my sister for a day out to a place called Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. It was quite a long drive from our South East London home, and I didn't know what to expect. My initial reaction was terror, because the visitor centre wasn't open but Mum and … Continue reading Five weeks to go, and why I love nature reserves
There are only six weeks to go until my new book, The House of Birds and Butterflies, comes out in all its full length, full ebook and paperback glory. I am starting to get the pre-publication butterflies, which is very apt this time round, and part of me can't believe this will be my fourth … Continue reading Six weeks to go!
This is it: the fourth and final part of The House of Birds and Butterflies is out today. It's called Birds of a Feather, and it's the conclusion of Abby's story at the Meadowsweet nature reserve in Suffolk. Here's the blurb: Summer is in full swing on the Meadowsweet Nature Reserve and Abby is wondering … Continue reading Birds of a Feather is published today
This week, I finished my page proofs for The House of Birds and Butterflies. This is the very final stage of editing, when I get sent a chunky paper manuscript with the whole book laid out exactly as it's going to be in the paperback, and I have to read through it a final time. … Continue reading The end of a book
Today is publication day for the third part of The House of Birds and Butterflies. (I'm a little bit disappointed that Avengers: Infinity War chose today to come out too, somewhat stealing my thunder . . .) Anyway, part three is called Twilight Song and has the most beautiful purple, twilightish cover. If you've enjoyed … Continue reading Twilight Song is here
Today is publication day for The Dawn Chorus, the first part of my new series, The House of Birds and Butterflies. Here is the blurb: Abby Field is living the dream. As events coordinator at the Meadowsweet nature reserve on the idyllic Suffolk coast, every day is an adventure with the birds and the butterflies, … Continue reading The Dawn Chorus is here!
It's less than two weeks until The Dawn Chorus, the first part of my new series, The House of Birds and Butterflies, is published in ebook. This time, we've kept you waiting for the cover reveal, but I hope you think it's worth it. So here they are, the four covers of The House of … Continue reading The House of Birds and Butterflies: Cover reveal
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018 – how has that happened? One of my resolutions for this year was to make more use of my website and blog at least once a week, and yet, somewhat unsurprisingly, I have made it to the 11th of January without doing anything. So here is my first, belated … Continue reading Happy New Year!
This is a few days late, due to various things that were beyond my control, but I am so excited that Starboard Home, the second part of my Christmas novella, The Canal Boat Café Christmas, is out now! If you've been waiting eagerly for part two of this festive story, here's the blurb: Summer and … Continue reading Starboard Home is out now
Just over two years ago, my first paperback, A Christmas Tail, was published. The time seems to have flown by so quickly, and yet, at the same time, I can't believe how much has happened since then. My third paperback, The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse, was published this year, my two-part Christmas story, … Continue reading Win a signed copy of A Christmas Tail