They’re Like The Book Fairies… but they drop CAKE: It’s been a ridiculous half a year since I have posted on my blog. A fact that’s as upsetting as the texture of stem ginger, but in my defense, life’s been pretty busy and as complex as any layer cake! Earlier this year I began working… Continue reading The Cake Fairies… are coming!
Book Six in the Sensational London Murder Mysteries… I am beyond thrilled to feature one of my favourite authors (and friends) today on the blog. Alice Castle’s phenomenal cosy crime series has had me, and many others, completely hooked since Book One, Death in Dulwich, when she introduced us to possibly the world’s most loveable… Continue reading The Body in Belair Park
A Groundbreaking New Book by Canine Expert and Author, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma I don’t feature so many authors on my blog these days. Writing life just gets busier and busier, and sadly time doesn’t allow – even for my own bookish updates and ramblings! – but when it comes to my great friend, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, I… Continue reading Emotional Healing For Dogs
Your Chance to Win a Fantastic Andrew James Ice Cream Machine… It’s 1 week exactly until the launch of my fourth book. It’s also 1 week until the launch of my very first indie book. Yes, publishing The Ice Cream Parlour has been a Rocky Road of a ride, but hey… I’m an author who’s… Continue reading Ice Cream Maker Giveaway!
Bath’s Most Delectable Dessert Bar… In case you have missed my incessant excitement about it on social media, I have some special bookish news! My fourth novel, The Ice Cream Parlour will publish on 15th May 2019. I know. I did tell you it was exciting! But what, besides the obvious, is my new book… Continue reading A Peep Inside THE ICE CREAM PARLOUR
‘No’ only means You are One Step Closer… So, last week was a bit of a writing humdinger. And that would be putting it mildly! Whether you have had a taste of traditional publishing like me, or you are setting out and taking the very first steps on your publishing journey, skim through the violin… Continue reading 10 Ways to take the Sting out of Publishing Rejection
Keep Going… The writing journey is a baffling thing, and no two roads are ever the same. On the surface, my journey tells me I’m in limbo; that in-between and nowhere place. The one where everybody else is bagging the awards, getting signed up for multi-book deals and Netflix adaptations, and smiling sweetly – pinkies… Continue reading Writing Books = Creating Assets
It’s a Cliché but… it’s ALL about The Journey… Wait, what? Who would turn down the chance of a debut bestseller? At first glance, my words sound a tad sour grapes; aimed at the great and the good of the literary world, those who have struck it first time lucky, secured multi-bidding wars from the… Continue reading Why I’m Glad My Books Haven’t Peaked too Soon.
Enlightening Food for Thought from The Teachings of Joshua… If you haven’t yet heard of the term Law of Attraction, or Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, I’ll eat my hat. The existence of LOA (as it is affectionately abbreviated) has taken the world by storm. Some of us believe in it to a point, some… Continue reading Seeking Perfection amidst Imperfection
The Great Divide! I am about to tackle a subject smack bang in the middle of Marmite territory. But sometimes these things just have to be done, especially in our current world climate; a pivotal time when understanding, open-mindedness and love are the only driving force behind positive change. As an author, one thing I… Continue reading Why Novels NEED Social and Cultural References…