My Top 5 Writing Books

Over the years I have collated quite a number of books on writing: how to write, how to create a character, how to plot etc. Whenever I discovered I had a gap in my knowledge I would go searching for a new book to read. Some were recommended to me by friends and writing organisations like the Romance Writers of …

How do you decide what to write next?

This is a question I’m currently struggling with. I’ve finished writing all the novels in The Texan Quartet and those that aren’t published yet are with my publisher, Momentum. So now I have to work out what to write next. I’ve got a couple of choices. I have a fantasy which I wrote a couple of years ago and I’ve spent …

Promo – Sophie Masson: Trinity

Sophie Masson is my promo author this week. She’s a fellow Momentum author and her latest book, Trinity: The Koldun Code is out now. I am in a world deeply strange and strangely deep, a world as different from my old life as it’s possible to be, and it feels completely natural. An unexpected encounter with a handsome stranger in …

All that Sparkles Release Day

Transcript Hi Everyone, I’m so excited because today is release day for All that Sparkles which is Book 2 in The Texan Quartet. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. I’d love to hear what you think of All that Sparkles so please let me know, whether that’s via a review on GoodReads or wherever you …

Why Black Widow is the greatest superhero

I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. It’s not the first time I’ve seen it and I do love Steve Rogers, but last night it struck me just how awesome the Black Widow is. Let me explain: She’s a female in a largely male dominated industry. As a child, the only female superhero I can remember is Wonder …

The terror of networking

I went to two events this weekend, both excellent networking opportunities where I could meet new people and talk writing. Unfortunately I have discovered I am truly hopeless at networking. It’s really scary walking up to a complete stranger, or indeed a group of people already talking and introduce yourself. The risk of rejection is quite high and it’s enough …

Promo – Charlotte McConaghy: Melancholy

This week I’m part of fellow Momentum author, Charlotte McConaghy’s blog tour and I’m giving away a copy of Episode 1. Check out the Rafflecopter below. If you want to follow the whole tour, check out the schedule. Buy Links Momentum Here in the west they know a lot about hope. They know how to ration it just as they …

Blog Swap: How far would you go for love?

Today I’m doing a blog swap with Duncan Lay. He’s on my blog talking about how far would you go for love and I’m over at his blog talking about extremes of love. So without further ado, let me introduce Duncan. How far would you go for love? What would you do to get back the person who means most …

Top 5 Podcasts

Over the past twelve months I’ve really got into podcasts. One of the things I love about them is I can be driving, or gardening or cooking and still listen to them. It feels very productive! Most of the ones I listen to are reading or writing related and they vary in length. I used to use the Apple Podcasts …

Feel Good Monday

It’s Monday morning and there are some weeks where it is just difficult to get started, to work up the enthusiasm for the work week ahead. So let me try to help. I watched these YouTube videos of Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show over the weekend and they made me laugh and smile for the rest of the day. I …