Archives: Writer’s Life

The Captain’s Daughter Cover Reveal

Today has been the cover reveal day of THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER. Thank you to Jo Lambert and Annie’s Book Corner for jointly hosting the reveal. Also thank you to my publisher, Choc Lit and their Tasting Panel and Stars for bringing it to publication and their input into the design of the cover.

The Captain’s Daughter is currently available to pre-order from Amazon at a special promotional price.

Exciting News!

I have been rather busy over the summer, but I am delighted to say that everything is finally coming together so that I can share some exciting news. Actually, two bits of exciting news.

The paperback version of The Thief’s Daughter will be released on the 3rd October. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon and from your local bookshop today. After the 3rd October, if you can’t find it on the shelf of your local bookshop, just ask them to order it in for you. I am told that it is perfect for Poldark, historical fiction and historical romance fans. Christmas is not far off, so if you know anyone who likes to read, this might just be the gift you are looking for.

“An evocative and well-researched historical novel that depicts all the rugged beauty and dangerous reality of life in 18th century Cornwall. Tense and suspenseful this is a wonderfully romantic page-turner.”  Romantic Novelists’ Association

The Thief’s Daughter was a finalist in the RNA Joan Hessayon Award, awarded the Crowned Heart by InD’Tale Magazine and was awarded a Discovered Diamond badge.

My second piece of news is that the next novel in my Cornish based series, The Captain’s Daughter, will be released on the 3rd October as well.

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Spreading the Word …

Authors often wonder how to spread the word about their books, particularly if they are at the beginning of their writing career, as I am. Book launches, talks,  book signings and adverts are just some of the usual avenues used by writers. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, although I think the best way will always be word of mouth from reader to reader.

A few months ago my husband suggested that a vintage car event might be the perfect opportunity to spread the word about The Thief’s Daughter. Of course I was sceptical as a car show is not the usual place to promote an historical romance. However, when he told me we would be raising money for the  Restormel Mind Association, a charity which supports adults with mental health problems, promoting my novel took a back seat as I was happy to be involved.

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Goodbye Dear Friend

Alfie, my black Labrador, has been my constant companion throughout my writing career.  His place is on the carpet to my left, snoozing, while I tap away on the keys of my laptop. He has several “places”. The kitchen doorway, where he bounds into the room to greet me in the morning. Sitting by my chair at the kitchen table at meal times, with an expectant look on his face. Taking on the role of my shadow as I go about my daily chores. Walking beside me on one of our many walks together.

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