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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.



welcome to Hebden Bridge



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

Relax (stocksnap)


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

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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



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



summer party 2016



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




Her Forget Me Not Ex-1 cover



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




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


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






Article featured in Perfectly Provence magazine on how Provence inspired my writing
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I’ve blogged for Novelistas Ink about My Secret Double Life