Taking my book on a virtual tour

In the current unfortunate situation the world is facing doing as much as possible virtually is the best option. For an author the most rewarding way to celebrate a new book launch is to take it on tour, which I'm doing, but it's okay, nobody need leave their sofa to…

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Beyond the Yew Tree – available on pre-order

Publication day is one month off, but if you can't wait, then you can pre-order the Kindle edition now.  Paperback will be available, too. So, head on over to Amazon, and order or add to you wishlist. Still not sure?  You can read the opening pages here. Beyond the Yew…

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A magical real world

There’s nothing more exciting and satisfying than seeing you book appear on Amazon. As it sells, which thankfully is happening for my books, I’m wondering who is buying my book and why. Books on Amazon are categorised and appear on lists which are linked to people’s reading habits. So where…

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A trip down memory lane in Norfolk

For our holiday, my family and I crossed the expanse of the Midlands to visit the Norfolk coast. We drove through The Fens, where parents lived out their childhood, and saw the house where my mother was born, the market town where my father's family had a store and by…

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Heachley Hall is on tour with #bookbloggers

I'm delighted to announce that The Women of Heachley Hall has gone on tour!  You can read an extract, reviews, author interviews and participate in a draw to win a free copy of the book. All you need to his visit one or more of these blogs over the next…

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Heachley Hall is open for business! #newrelease

Today my magical mystery book goes live on Amazon, which means the doors of Heachley Hall are fully open for you to come in and explore, alongside Miriam, who has to decide whether she can really live in a decaying house for year and a day. I don't possess the…

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Merging fact and fiction #amwriting

I wanted to set a book near Hunstanton. I have memories of Hunstanton that have stuck around and it seemed as good as place as any to write book. The choice of location reminds me of a debate I once saw on Facebook amongst authors - do you use real…

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The evolution of a book…

... or how it didn't turn out quite how I expected it to. When writing the first draft of The Women of Heachley Hall (codenamed: a year and a day), I had a good idea where I wanted to end up. The writing unfolded naturally to that conclusion and my…

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Sh – don’t tell anyone!

The biggest challenge I face in publishing The Women of Heachley Hall is keeping quiet. When you want to sell your book, have it read by countless millions (or realistically a few thousand!), then they want to know what they're getting, don't they? When I sought feedback on the draft…

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