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
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
I have read a lot of books recently. Maybe it’s the fact that spring is a long time coming and going outside isn’t an attractive proposition, or maybe I’ve just got into the reading groove. Whatever it is, I’m not complaining. There are so many good books to devour, and here are some of my … Continue reading My recent reads
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
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
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!
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
It's Christmas! OK, it's only November, but that means Christmas books. I love the books that come out at this time of year that combine the cosy, festive sparkles of Christmas and the warmth and deliciousness of a good romance. It's the perfect recipe for happiness in book form, and this year, I wanted to … Continue reading Port Out – the first part of The Canal Boat Café Christmas – is out now!