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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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New paperback!

‘A Scent of Roses’ is now out in paperback. It’s the first of my novels never to have been in a print book before, and the only novel for which I’ve done all the publishing, first as an ebook and … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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A very good review?

Every author loves a good review. We all wish that every one of the readers of our books would give us at least 3 stars and say something nice about our writing. Apart from anything else, good reviews on Amazon … Continue reading

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Ruthless Revision

I should have known it was mistake. Being married to a man with an aversion to history, and no historical sense at all, is not perhaps ideal for a writer of historical novels. What’s more, I never, ever, let anyone … Continue reading

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Taming the ‘wild child’

Bestselling author Wendy Robertson calls it the ‘wild child’. A good name, I think, for the impulse a writer draws on for the first draft of a new novel. Wendy herself does her first drafts in longhand, with pen and … Continue reading

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Disciplined writing

There’s one thing I’ve known almost as long as I’ve been a writer: you must make time for writing. I guess every writer has experienced that moment when someone met by chance, learning what you do, says ‘I could write … Continue reading

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The critical self-publisher?

Does self-publishing make one more critical of one’s own writing? Or is that something that inevitably comes with age and experience? Maybe it’s simply that most of the books I’ve recently self-published were written long ago (and formerly published by … 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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