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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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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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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Author Update – May 2021

Author Update – May 2021

This week on the blog, I thought I’d update you with some author goals! I have some exciting writing news and a couple of new features I wanted to update you on. Announcement! If you read my blog last month updating you on some author goals last month, then you’ll know on March 31st I submitted my 3rd historical fiction novel to my publishers. Well, I’m thrilled to tell you that they accepted my manuscript! Last Wednesday, I officially signed the

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2021 Goals

2021 Goals

Happy New Year all! For my first blog post of 2021, it seems fitting to talk about the goals I want to set for this year. Yesterday I sat down and scribbled a few ideas for what I’d like to achieve by the end of 2021. Here’s hoping I can get this all done! 1. Proofread my 3rd historical fiction novel and get it ready for submission This is a big one. I’m setting myself a rather optimistic goal for my

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2020 Goals

2020 Goals

Way back at the start of 2020, I set my goals for the year in this blog post. This is probably my last blog post before 2021 so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on how many goals I met! Here were my goals: 1. Finish first round of edits of my historical fiction novel I actually met this goal all the way back in March, just in time to start prep for Camp NaNoWriMo in April

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NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

Yesterday, at about 10 past 5, I finally closed the lid of my laptop. I’d just finished my science fiction project for NaNoWriMo2020! I had actually ‘won’ by crossing the finish line with 50k much earlier in the day, but I was determined to also finish the project itself by the end of the day. Hence why this blog post which normally comes to you on a Monday is coming on a Tuesday – I just couldn’t face doing any more

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Lottie’s Locket Announcement

Lottie’s Locket Announcement

Hello all! It’s finally time for my Lottie’s Locket announcement! I’ve been looking forward to giving you a publication date for Lottie’s Locket, as well as showing you the final front cover design. Here it is! *Drum roll please…* Lottie’s Locket has the provisional publication date for the 26th November. Only 2 1/2 weeks’ time! Here is the gorgeous front cover that my wonderful publishers designed. I couldn’t be more delighted with the job the design team at Olympia did. 🙂

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