Sunday 23 December 2012

Advent Heroine

Today's my last day on the Pocketeers and my Advent Heroine is Amy Johnson.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Pocketeers Blog

I'm posting again today. My advent on The Pocketeers blog this time is Grace Darling if you want to take a look.

Friday 14 December 2012

Pocketeteers Blog

I'm posting today's Advent Heroine on the Pocketeers blog - I've chosen Gladys Aylward. If you're in the mood go and take a look.

More Pictures from SWWJ party

                                               More Party Picturews

SWWJ Party New Cavendish Club

Pictures of the party yesterday afternoon, which was a lovely occasion and I'm sure we all enjoyed it.

Sunday 9 December 2012


Today I'm doing the Advent heroine for the Pocketeers blog. I chose Mother Teresa. Why don't you take a look. We're doing one every day until Christmas Eve. My next post is Friday 14 December

Friday 16 November 2012

Second Time Around

Great news. Just received copies of my latest book Second Time Around. Out on 1 December. Lovely cover. Check it out on my books page. Hope you like it.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Choc Lit

Just heard I've won this week's prize of a copy of Up Close from Choc Lit. Great news. Really looking forward to reading it and of course drinking the hot choccy

Wednesday 7 November 2012

S E Authors

Just returned from S E Authors lunch. Simon Brett was a very entertaining speaker.

Monday 5 November 2012

My Weekly

Just had an acceptance from My Weekly for their 2014 Annual, a short story entitled Talking Feet,

A Chance Encounter

My latest book is featured in the November releases on the Romantic Novelists' Association blog. I still thing it's a lovely picture, don't you?

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Lady Lunch

Had a lovely lunch at the Cavalry and Guards Club yesterday. Anthony Horowitz one of the speakers was at our table. He's working on a new Foyle's War, to be screened next year. We were given copies of all the speakers' books. Super day.

Friday 19 October 2012

Writers' Forum

I am featured in the latest Writers' Forum #133 the Where I Write column. Page 66. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Saturday 13 October 2012

A Chance Encounter

My latest Thorpe novel is out. A Chance Encounter. It's a lovely cover quite the best. What do you think? ISBN 978-1-448-1325-8

Thursday 4 October 2012

People's Friend

Check out the new People's Friend website. It's very good with lots of info.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

A Chance Encounter

My new novel A Chance Encounter will be out on 1 November. I received the ISBN number today. As soon as I have a sample I'll post a picture. Meanwhile, here's a taster.

Grace Maxwell is forced to downsize her life in more ways than one and she doesn't like the change of lifestyle. Especially not when her past comes back to her haunt her with a vengeance

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Oldie Lunch

Went to the Oldie Lunch today at Simpson's and met Jilly Cooper there. She signed one of my bookmarks and was really lovely to talk to. Her latest novel is on flat racing and she said it was worse than A level maths!

Thursday 16 August 2012

My Secret Love

This is the cover to my latest book. I just love it don't you?

Tamara Cameron gets the shock of her life when she answers her front door to find Phyllis Morton on her doorstep. Phyllis is the great aunt of Adam Penrose - a man whose proposal she turned down years ago before she became a famous super model.

Out on 1 September 2012 - ISBN 978-1-4448-1254  Price £8.99

Hope you like it as much as I do.

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Love Among The Arts

I've just sold my first 'two parter' to People's Friend Pocket Novels. It won't be due out until next year, 24 January and 7 February but I'm over the moon. My first 'big one'.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

The Pocketeers

I'm today's guest blogger on The Pocketeers so why don't you go over and take a look at my comments on writing a 'cosy' crime novel?

Friday 20 July 2012

Love Triumphant

Just sold large print rights to my novella Love Triumphant. Always a boost to to sell another one.

Wednesday 11 July 2012

South East Authors Talk

Just off to do my talk on short stories for the South East Authors. I'm looking forward to it. It's not far to go and so far it isn't raining.

Wednesday 20 June 2012


Just heard my short story Lighting The Way was long listed in the Write Place Modern Fairy Story competition.

Thursday 31 May 2012

Woman's Weekly

Just sold a short story Smell The Coffee to Woman's Weekly. A lovely start to the weekend.

Monday 28 May 2012

July Writing Magazine

I am the runner up in the July Writing Magazine Royalty short story competition. Take a look on www.writers-on  I am absolutely thrilled.

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Take A Break

Another piece of news. My first story for Take A Break's Fiction Feast is in the July issue. I got my copy today. My story is entitled Are You Stalking Me? Hope you like it.

The Pocketeers

I am today's guest blogger on the Pocketeers blogspot. So if you have time go on over and take a look

Thursday 17 May 2012

Love Triumphant

Good news. my latest Pocket Novel is out today. Love Triumphant hope you like it. It's a lovely picture and as usual I'm absolutely thrilled to see it on the shelves.

Friday 27 April 2012

Woman's Weekly Fiction Special

My short story Go Hug A Tree is in Woman's Weekly Fiction Special out on 1 May. As usual I am thrilled to bits to see it in print.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Written In The Stars

Great News. My latest Large Print book entitled Written In The Stars will be out on 1 May 2012.

Sophie Blaze's hopes of becoming a policewoman are dashed so shebecomes an enquiry agent. Emma Mountjoy old school friend and bully, engages her to invesgate a family mystery and her quest leads her to handsomer widower Jack West who seems to think she is a journalist intent on getting a scoop.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Take A Break

Finally after a long time of trying I have sold a story to Take A Break's Fiction Feast. It's entitled Lost Love and I can't wait to see it in print

Monday 2 April 2012

Saturday 31 March 2012

Woman's Weekly Fiction Special

My new story Looking For Storms is published in the latest Woman's Weekly Fiction Special published 3rd April. Hope you like it.

Written In The Stars

My latest large print publication will be out May 2012. Written In The Stars ISBN  978 1 4448 1110 0
I'll post a picture when I get my copies

Friday 9 March 2012

Choc Lit short story com

I am having a wonderful short story week. Second place in a Writing Magazine competition and short listed in the Choc Lit competitoin.

Wednesday 7 March 2012


I am hopefully about to blog on the Pocketeers website so please go on over and take a look.

Saturday 3 March 2012

Wonderful news. I have just sold the Large Print rights to Heart Of The Matter and Second Time Around. For details of the stories, check my blog.

Second Time Around and The Heart Of The Matter

Wonderful news. I have just sold the Large Print rights to Second Time Around and The Heart Of the Matter. For details check them out on my blog.

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Love Triumphant

Lovely news. People's Frienhd have accepted my latest pocket novel entitled Love Triumphant. It's due for publication on May 17th.

Saturday 14 January 2012

A Chance Encounter

Lovely news. My Pocket Novel A Chance Encounter has been accepted in Large Print. I'm really looking forward to seeing it published. I'll keep you posted when it comes out.

Thursday 12 January 2012

Second Time Around - My Weekly Pocket Novel

Second Time Around - My Weekly Pocket Novel

Three women of different generations live together. Elise, her teenage daughter Angie, and her mother in law Joan. When property developers express an interest in some of Joan's land and their farm shop goat butts an important visitor, life really does get interesting.

Heart Of The Matter - People's Friend Pocket Novel

Out today Heart Of The Matter - People's Friend Pocket Novel.

Georgia Jones is left in charge of the family mini cab company while her parents are in Australia. When Dominic Talbot leaves his briefcase in the back of one of their cabs it leads to a chain of events she never envisaged.