Latest News

Talking to friend and author, Angela Wren about why I started writing, my search history(!) and more – read it here

An interview with French Village Diaries about Summer at the French Olive Grove, my writing and much more – read it here.

I’ve written about ‘Why My Book Is Set in Sanary – But Isn’t!’

An interview with Julie at Bookish Jottings: read it here

OUT NOW! My new book SUMMER AT THE FRENCH OLIVE GROVE. It’s available in bookshops, Tesco (UK) and online here

I’ve written about A Month of Being Brave: Summing Up

Read about My Year of Being Brave and my #DecemberChallenge for 2020 here. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to challenge yourself too?

An article for Angela Wren’s blog On Being Different and French Cooking: read it here

Talking to Juliet Greenwood about The Importance of Family in Lockdown: read it here

An interview with book reviewer, Katie Leigh, on her Coffee Break blog: read it here

I was interviewed on the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s blog: read it here

Here’s my article for Perfectly Provence on Why Provence is the Perfect Setting for my books: read it here

To celebrate paperback publication day of A Forget-Me-Not Summer, here’s an interview and review on the Chellsandbooks blog: read it here

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I wrote about how I updated A Forget-Me-Not Summer for its re-release: read it here

I’m chatting to Colette McCormick about the re-release of A Forget-Me-Not Summer: read it here

Bookends asked me to write about the inspiration behind The Christmas Holiday: read it here

Helena Fairfax interviewed me about my worst job and favourite memory amongst other things here

I’ve blogged about why I write about Provence here

The 3rd in my series of posts about the publishing process: Proofs & Cover Art

The 2nd in my series of posts about demystifying the publishing process: Copy-edits

The 1st in my series of blogs about demystifying the publishing process: Edits

Exciting news! I’m thrilled to have signed a 3 book deal with Hodder & Stoughton. You can read more about this here

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Delighted to have won joint first prize in The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2018. More details here.

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To celebrate the launch of Miss Moonshine I’ve blogged about my favourite places in Hebden Bridge: you can read it here.

Miss Moonshine final cover

Thrilled to have a short story in this anthology, available to buy here

Sometimes what you need is right there waiting for you…

Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium has stood in the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge for as long as anyone can remember. With her ever-changing stock, Miss Moonshine has a rare gift for providing exactly what her customers need: a fire opal necklace that provides a glimpse of a different life; a novel whose phantom doodler casts a spell over the reader; a music box whose song links love affairs across the generations. One thing is for certain: after visiting Miss Moonshine’s quirky shop, life is never the same again…

Nine romantic novelists from Yorkshire and Lancashire, including best-selling and award-winning authors, have joined together to create this collection of uplifting stories guaranteed to warm your heart. This intriguing mix of historical and contemporary romances will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the happy-ever-after.

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Plotting: Wrong Way or ‘Write’ Way? I’ve blogged here

I’ve blogged about Writing a book in a month – my experience of NaNoWriMo here

My latest blogpost: Downtime

My latest blogpost: Just Do It!

Thrilled to announce that I’m now represented by Megan Carroll of Watson Little Agents.

I’ve blogged about How Book Club Helped My Writing here

How Running Helped My Writing – my latest post is here

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I’ve blogged for Novelistas Ink about Pitching to Agents at the #NCWGradFair

 

I’ve blogged for Novelistas Ink about Filling Up Your Creative Well

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I’ve blogged for Novelistas Ink about the Joan Hessayon Award

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Thrilled that my book has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award!

I’ve blogged for Elaina James about Why Bother With Writing Courses?

I’ve blogged about the How NOT To Submit To An Agent event at York Lit Fest 2016

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Article featured in Perfectly Provence magazine on how Provence inspired my writing

I’ve blogged for Novelistas Ink about My Secret Double Life