First of all, big congratulations to Jeanne on winning the November website contest! Jeanne is one of my most long time and loyal readers and I was thrilled when her name came out of the hat! Jeanne wins a copy of A Lady of Expectations and also a copy of How To Tame a Willful … Continue reading Prizes and More!
Next Tuesday, October 23rd, sees the first print publication of a novella I wrote back in 2008. The Secrets of a Courtesan has previously only been available as an e-book so it is very exciting finally to have a print copy! The story is the prequel to the Brides of Fortune series and like those … Continue reading The Secrets of a Courtesan
It was back in 2010 that the idea was first mooted amongst the Word Wenches to write a short story anthology. As soon as we started discussing ideas I knew whose story I wanted to write. In 2009 my Brides of Fortune series had been published. It featured a secondary character called Lady Lydia Cole, … Continue reading The Mischief and Mistletoe Anthology
I’m very excited, as this week I received copies of a very special anthology. For years I have been hoping that my short story The Secrets of a Courtesan would be published in print as well as in e-format. I’ve had so many requests for this from readers and I’ve passed these on to my … Continue reading Two Anthologies!
Many congratulations to Colleen, who has won my February website contest, and a copy of Lord Greville’s Captive and the book of Edwardian paper dolls. Another big congratulations to Sue, whose name was drawn from the hat this morning to win the blog contest! Thank you to everyone who entered both contests. I had such … Continue reading Contest Winners!
Today is Leap Day and I’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to all those born on 29th February! I hope you have a very special day. I’d also like to congratulate everyone who is taking this opportunity to propose. Good luck and best wishes for the future! Tomorrow, 1st March, is World Book Day. So … Continue reading Celebration Contest!
Last week I was on my travels again, this time to Suffolk and to the wonderful Seckford Hall Hotel. If Seckford Hall had been designed with a historical romance writer in mind it could not be more perfect. There is everything here – a Tudor manor house with a fascinating history, wonderful rooms that retain so much … Continue reading The Ghost of Seckford Hall!
Last weekend we visited Minster Lovell Hall. It was a very hot day and we walked through the watermeadows to the dovecote as well as exploring the ruins of the 15th century manor house. It was several years since I had visited and I always love a romantic ruin. I used Minster Lovell as the … Continue reading The Haunted Hall
Happy Midsummer Day – or Midwinter Day if you in the Southern Hemisphere! I’ve had a busy time launching the UK edition of Whisper of Scandal (here I am at the Witney Book Festival on Sunday, where I was talking about Writing the Historical Romance) but now all my promotional events are over and thanks to the lovely people … Continue reading Midsummer Madness Book Giveaway!
I’ve had such fun with the most recent blog contest answers – thank you all for sharing stories of the many and various prizes you have won. Special kudos to Maxine for her knot-tying prize, but the winner is Jennifer L for her prize awarded for care of a sheep. Congratulations, Jennifer! The Word Wench … Continue reading Blog and Website Contest Winners!