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
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 week … Continue reading What I’ve been up to
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