The Oak Tree Calls – Launch Info

The Oak Tree Calls – Launch Info

Hi all, info about the launch of my next novel! The Oak Tree Calls will be released on this Saturday, 7th of May. I’m quite excited! If you haven’t already seen it yet on social media, here’s the front cover and the blurb. Also below is an trailer to give you a bit more of a flavour. Yorkshire, 1909. Kindness can turn into love, but not if it’s destroyed by the secrets of the past. When broken-hearted Penelope weds David Thornton

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April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo has landed! Or rather, it landed on the 1st April (I’m a bit late to the party). Writers partake in a virtual retreat, a more flexible version of the November event. Writers can choose their own goals rather than the common goal of wanting to hit 50k words in a month during November. (More info about April Camp NaNoWriMo can be found here.) I’m away later on in April, so I thought I’d do a ‘mini’ goal for

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Author Goals Update – March 2022

Author Goals Update – March 2022

Hi everyone, I thought I’d give an update on my author goals! We’re somehow already halfway through March (each year seems to go by quicker than the last). So I thought it would be a good time to look back at the goals I made at the start of the new year and see how it’s going so far. 1. Have my 3rd historical fiction novel published My 3rd novel in my Dark Ages Celtic series is not published yet, but

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Balancing Screen time – Writer Wellness

Balancing Screen time – Writer Wellness

This week on the blog, I’m talking about screen time. It’s ironic really that I’m writing this blog post on a screen, but that’s really what I want to discuss – how we balance screens. For me and probably most authors I know, technology is important for our business. We use our laptops or devices to craft our novels. We use also use screens for marketing or building our online presence – social media, blog posts, newsletters, websites. Plus, these things

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My Top 10 Indie Books of 2021

My Top 10 Indie Books of 2021

This week on the blog, I’m excited to tell you my top ten indie books of 2021. Originally this was going to be my top 5, but I couldn’t choose between half of the books, so I extended it to a top 10. I’ll include Amazon links and links to any blog reviews under each book. Disclaimer that I have read any wonderful books this year – so if your book isn’t mentioned, it doesn’t mean I didn’t love it! Just

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2022 Author Goals

2022 Author Goals

Happy New Year, everyone! It seems fitting to do my first blog post of 2022 about my upcoming goals for the year. So without further ado, here’s what I’d love to be doing in 2022. 1. Have my 3rd Historical Fiction Novel published My first goal for 2022 is to have my third Celtic era novel published! I submitted it to them back in March and it was accepted at the end of May 2021. I don’t have a provisional date

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Review of Writing Goals

Review of Writing Goals

This week on the blog, I thought I’d have a look at my goals! It’s almost at the end of 2021 (this year seems to have both sped by and lasted forever). So I thought it would be good to check with the goals I set at the end of the year. Here were my goals for 2021: 1. Proofread my 3rd historical fiction novel and get it ready for submission I’m so excited to say I hit this goal! I

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NaNoWriMo 2021 Reflections

NaNoWriMo 2021 Reflections

Well, I did it – I won NaNoWriMo 2021! I hit the 50k mark around 11am on the 30th November. By the time I typed ‘the end’, I had a final word count of 51,122. What I wrote for NaNoWriMo I really enjoyed writing this story! It was set in Edwardian times (specifically 1909). It’s a historical mystery romance, that starts out with my main character Penelope having just got married to David as part of an arranged marriage. They once

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Lottie’s Locket Giveaway

This week on the blog – I thought I’d tell you about my Giveaway! For 18+ UK participants only. 3 UK winners will have the chance to win a free copy of Lottie’s Locket, my fantasy novel! It will run 11th-25th November, with winners announced 26th November, 2pm GMT. On the 26th November, Lottie’s Locket will turn a year old. So to celebrate, I thought I’d host a giveaway! How to take part in the Giveaway To take part, you must

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July Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

July Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

You might already know how much I enjoy NaNoWrimo events! June is nearly over so that means July Camp NaNoWriMo is starting on Thursday, 1st July. I’ve hit my goals for my 4th historical fiction novel and I’m ready to take part! So, this week on the blog, I thought I’d tell you a bit about my project. About NaNoWriMo If you’re not familiar with the term, NaNoWriMo stands for ‘National Novel Writing Month’ and it’s an online writing challenge. Participants

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