As I turned over very quietly, closed the cover of my Kindle and put it on my bedside table, my alarm clock winked back at me: 2am. I had been reading, intensely caught up in the plot of a book, since 11pm. I remember doing this when I was about 12 or 13, in my … Continue reading The Book Geek Who Got Lucky
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and have already got things to look forward to in 2020. I love new year, the chance to reset and refresh, and I often make a list of things I want to accomplish, new habits I want to make or break. … Continue reading Happy 2020!
It's one week to go until the full ebook and paperback of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus is out in the world. Although lots of people have been reading it in the ebook parts, and I've had some wonderful reviews – thank you so much if you've taken the time to write one – it … Continue reading My favourite Cornish locations
I haven't posted on here for ages, mainly because I've been eyeballs-deep in my new book. I've been dreaming up complicated situations for my heroine and hero to get into, creating a supporting cast of loveable/amusing/annoying characters, and imagining beautiful settings they can visit. I wrote those two, blissful words this morning: The End. So … Continue reading Cornwall, Somerset and The End
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
One of my very unoriginal 2018 ambitions is to read more books. I’ve always loved reading, but when I first started publishing books with HarperCollins, my reading took a nose-dive because those lazy Sundays where I’d lounge around and inhale a whole book were taken up with writing, editing or proofing to meet deadlines. Last … Continue reading A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018