Category Archives: Authorial voice

New paperback!

For the first time ever there’s a paperback edition of ‘Family Business’ available for those who prefer ‘real’ books. And if you like ebooks too, you can have the best of both worlds, for a limited time. If you buy … Continue reading

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Boxed sets.

I’ve just launched two ‘boxed sets’ on Kindle. That was another technical challenge, especially trying to get the table of contents to link to three books rather than just one. But I got there in the end. This time, I … Continue reading

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A Kind of – Ending?

At long last! After almost two years, every one of my out-of-print back titles has at last been scanned, edited, sometimes revised, and finally converted to ebook format. All 19 of them are now launched in the Kindle store, along … Continue reading

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A long time to write…

There are a couple of questions writers are often asked – ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ and ‘How long does it take you to write a book?’ The first question has no definitive answer – except ‘I don’t … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of the past?

I guess no author of historical novels can ever quite leave herself behind. In any attempt to create the feel of a past age, there will always be a little fissure that lets in something of the twenty first century, … Continue reading

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Weardale ballad

It’s a question fiction writers often get asked: ‘Where do your characters come from?’ There are two expected answers – one, that they’re all bits of myself; the other, that they’re taken from real life, from people around me. Both … Continue reading

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My best review ever

I’ve just launched my historical romance, ‘The Corsair’ in the Kindle store, the last of my romances to reach ebook form. It has a special place in my affections, partly because it has a lightheartedness about it, and a central … Continue reading

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Problematic romance?

Times have changed, thank goodness. It’s no longer acceptable for a man to grope a woman, or even to make suggestive remarks to her. Some still do, of course, but they know (I hope) that what they’re doing is wrong; … Continue reading

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Juvenilia

I was coming up to fourteen at the time, I think. A good friend and I fancied ourselves as a writers. So we set ourselves a challenge: we would each write a story, of which only the title was decided. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

It all comes back to me now. It’s not just the story you revisit when you edit a novel for conversion to an ebook. It’s also the emotions, thoughts, experiences, everything that was tied up with the writing of it. … Continue reading

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