Books I have loved recently

In my last blog post I said I was going to do a rundown of my favourite spooky reads, but the week passed, and so did Halloween, and I didn’t do it.  It feels a bit silly writing that post now, when everyone’s pumpkins have been made into soup or gone into the compost, soContinue reading “Books I have loved recently”

Cornwall, Somerset and The End

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.  SoContinue reading “Cornwall, Somerset and The End”

The House of Birds and Butterflies is published today

Hurrah hurrah, the day is finally here! My fourth full-length book, The House of Birds and Butterflies, is published today as ebook and beautiful (if I do say so myself) paperback.  It’s already had a five star review in Heat magazine, which is pretty amazing.  If you’re still undecided about whether to buy a copy,Continue reading “The House of Birds and Butterflies is published today”

Five weeks to go, and why I love nature reserves

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 andContinue reading “Five weeks to go, and why I love nature reserves”

Six weeks to go!

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 fourthContinue reading “Six weeks to go!”

The end of a book

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”

Twilight Song is here

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 enjoyedContinue reading “Twilight Song is here”

What I’ve been up to

It’s been such a long time since I wrote a post, even failing to announce the publication of part two of The House of Birds and Butterflies – The Lovebirds.  It came out a couple of weeks ago, and it’s had a fab reception so far with eight, five-star reviews on Amazon. It’s publication weekContinue reading “What I’ve been up to”