Saturday 21 December 2013

Alfie Dog Fiction

My short stories going live on Alfie Dog Fiction

Midday on 22 December - Respect
                   25 December - Run For Your Life
                   01 January - These Foolish Things

Thursday 12 December 2013

SWWJ Xmas tea

Lovely party this afternoon. Scrumptious tea and good company as these photos show.


These Foolish Things

My story These Foolish Things will be going live on Alfie Dog on 1 January 2014 - a nice New Year's Day present

Monday 9 December 2013

My updated website

My website has now been updated. I am very pleased with it. Take a look if you have time. Lots of new links and photos of books.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Ida Pollock

Sorry to read about the death of Ida Pollock aged 105, Mills & Boon's oldest writer - 125 novels under her belt. That is quite something.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Alfie Dog

Just heard my second Alfie Dog story entitled Run For Your Life is going live on 25 December - so if you fancy treating yourself to a Christmas present take a look.

Thursday 28 November 2013

Alfie Dog Fiction

Some really exciting news. My story entitled Respect is going live at midday on 22nd December on Alfie Dog Fiction, in time for a good Christmas read.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Supper Club

Great evening last night at local supper club - speakers Dorothy Koomson and Erin Kelly, nice food and good company.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Alfie Dog

I've just sold my first short story to Alfie Dog Limited. If you want to know more about them their site is #alfiedogfiction

Friday 15 November 2013

Book Lovers' Supper Club

Just got my tickets for 26th Nov for the Ditchling Supper Club meeting. Speakers Dorothy Koomson and Erin Kelly. Should be a good one.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

The Power Of Love

Lovely news. My latest novella The Power of Love has been sold to People's Friend. Publication 6 March 2014.

Friday 8 November 2013

Pop Up Bookshop

Anyone in Tunbridge Wells tomorrow morning I'll be at the pop up bookshop from 0900 to about 1100. Drop by and say hello if you're there.

Friday 25 October 2013

SWWJ Chichester Meeting

Great day in Chichester yesterday for regional SWWJ meeting. Good company and speaker Patrick Easter very entertaining.

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The Pocketeers

I'm guest blogger today on The Pocketeers blog. I'm writing about serials in women's magazines.

Sunday 6 October 2013

Pop Up Bookshop Tunbridge Wells

I shall be at the Pop Up bookshop in Tunbridge Wells, Royal Victoria Place Shopping Mall on 9 November between 0900-1115, so if anyone is in the area pop in and have a chat. It's open on 8 November too. It promises to be fun.

Friday 27 September 2013

Holly Go Lightly

My short story Holly Go Lightly in Woman's Weekly Fiction Special issue 10, 2013. Hope you like it.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Book Lovers Supper Club

Lovely evening at the supper club. Middle Eastern style supper followed by talks from Colette McBeth and Felix Francis, both great speakers.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

SOA Meeting

Just back from the SOA Meeting lots of exciting news about the pop up bookshop planned for November 8 and 9 in Tunbridge Wells. More details will follow.

Thursday 19 September 2013

Writers' Forum

Check out the latest edition of Writers' Forum, #144. Paula Williams' Writers' Idea store article mentions how our daily lives can influence our writing.

SWWJ AGM and Autumn Meeting

Lovely day yesterday at The Liberal Club in London. The winner of the Elizabeth Longford poetry competition was awarded the trophy by Ross Kightly after which we had a talk by Katy Guest literary editor of the Independent on Sunday. All followed by the most scrumptious tea in lovely surroundings.

The Elizabeth Longford Cup
Members of the SWWJ enjoying the occasion

Saturday 14 September 2013

Fit For Love

It's good news week. Ulverscroft have bought the large print rights for my novel Fit For Love

Friday 13 September 2013

No Place For A Woman

Lovely news. No Place For A Woman out yesterday. People's Friend Pocket Novel #739. £2.99

Stacey Oliver inherits a share in a health club. The only proviso is she must share the running with Rafe Stocker as Max Wade, her stepfather doesn't believe woman have a place in business.

Saturday 17 August 2013

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Selsey Meet The Authors

Good to meet so many authors at Meet The Authors day in Selsey yesterday.

Pocketeers blog

I'm guest blogger on today's Pocketeers blog. If you want to add anything, come on over and air your views.

Saturday 20 July 2013

Friday 5 July 2013

Woman's Weekley

Having a lovely week. Just sold another story. This time to Woman's Weekly - entitled Holly Go Lightly.

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Fit For Love

Just heard my new People's Friend novella Fit For Love has been accepted for publication - date 10 October 2013.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Oldie Lunch

Had a good day in London yesterday at The Oldie Lunch. Speakers were William Shawcross, Phyllida Law and Rupert Everett, all very entertaining and very different. Food was good too as was the venue Simpson's.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

The Morelli Vineyard

I see from the stats I had 864 free downloads of The Morelli Vineyard. I'd be really grateful for a review on Amazon if anyone feels so inclined.

Hay Festival

Just back from a fabulous weekend at Hay. Wall to wall sunshine which they say was a first for four years. Took part in Mariella's book show due to be shown on Sky TV on 6 June. You'll probably see the back of my head. Two pictures showing how seriously hard I networked.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Free ebook download

My ebook entitled The Morelli Vineyard is available on free download from Amazon from today until 23 May

Friday 17 May 2013

Supper Club at Danny House

Lovely meeting last night in a fabulous setting. Scrummy canapes and fizz and a talk by Peter James. It doesn't get much better than that.

Night Music

I've just received the copies of my latest pocket novel Night Music. I absolutely love the picture. Hope you like it too. It's on sale from next Thursday 23 May, a My Weekly Pocket Novel, price £1.99.

Thursday 16 May 2013

Records Office

Had a brilliant day at the Chichester Records office yesterday. Say Henry VIII's documents and seal and wedding films of the twenties, then more modern technology which is changing so quickly the film processing people can't keep up with it.

Saturday 13 April 2013

Love Triumphant

Just received the copies of my latest Linford Romance - Love Triumphant. Take a look on the blog. Lovely picture as always.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Book Lover Supper Club

Had a lovely evening last night at the club. Good food and good speakers - Daisy Waugh and Afric Campbell. Can't wait for Peter James at Danny House in May

Wednesday 27 March 2013


I'm blogging about putting my back list up on Amazon today on The Pocketeers blog. Just a few thoughts on updating past work.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Lady Lunch

Had a lovely day yesterday at The Lady lunch at the impressive Guards and Cavalry Club. The speakers were Victoria Lamb, Deborah Moggah and Henry Hitchings. Very good company at the tables. Champagne reception, excellent meal too with wine. Came home and went to the ballet - Copelia. Back to work today.

Monday 18 March 2013

E books

At last I've bitten the bullet and downloaded two of my early pocket novels to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). I'll see how it goes. They should be viewable within 24-48 hours. The Mimosa Summer and The Morelli Vineyard are the titles. I'll blog when I go 'global'.

Friday 15 March 2013

SWWJ Southern Regional Meeting

Had a good SWWJ Southern Regional Meeting yesterday in Chichester. Thought earlier in the week the snow would disrupt things but luckily it didn't. Good speaker and nice to catch up with everybody.

Thursday 28 February 2013

Book Lovers Supper Club

Had a lovely time in Ditchling last night once I found the venue. It was very dark and the barn was in the middle of a field, after you'd gone through the churchyard - very creepy. The speakers were Lesley Pearse and Susanna Quinn, both extremely entertaining. What with a quiche and salad supper, sticky chocolate ganache, wine and a potent liqueur I was extremely refreshed when the evening finished.

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Lady Tea

Also went to The Lady afternoon tea with Barbara Taylor Bradford yesterday - quite a social day. Had a lovely time, Champagne, sandwiches and cream cakes and the incomparable Barbara. What's not to like?

RONA Awards

Got back last night from the Romantic Novelists' awards, hosted by Richard and Judy after train problems - absolutely exhausted. Had a lovely time as you can see from my happy photo. Congratulations to all the worthy winners.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Love Among The Arts - Part Two

Love Among The Arts - Part Two out today. Stella encounters further danger in the concluding part.

Wednesday 6 February 2013

The Wedding Dress

My short story entitled The Wedding Dress is in the latest edition of Woman's Weekly - dated 12 February 2013.

Thursday 31 January 2013

Love Among The Arts - Part One

First part of my latest pocket novel Love Among The Arts is out today. The second part to be published on 14 February - St Valentine's Day - can' t think of a better choice.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Good news

Maggie Seed has just given me the go ahead for my latest pocket novel proposal which is good news.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Night Music

Good news. My latest pocket novel Night Music has just been accepted by Maggie Seed of My Weekly. Can't wait to see it in print.l

Friday 18 January 2013

Heart Of The Matter

   Hope you like the picture of my latest book. I am knocked out by the cover. I think it's lovely

Heart of the Matter

My new book Heart Of The Matter our on 1 February. ISBN 978 1 4448 1432 3

When Dominic Talbot leaves his brief case in Georgia Jones's cab it leads to her becoming his personal film on set driver. Trouble haunts the set. Dominic scoffs at rumours of a curse until a fire breaks out, a cameraman breaks a leg and there is an outbreak of smallpox.