How would you like to read A Class Entwined before it’s published?

That’s right! My second novel, A Class Entwined, is going to be released in early 2019 (date to be announced soon), but I want to give YOU the chance to read it first!

All you need to do right now is subscribe to my newsletter and wait to hear more. I will be sending out a newsletter shortly that will tell you exactly how you can get your hands on an advanced ebook copy of A Class Entwined.

A Class Entwined is the Continue reading

Grab your discounted copy of A Class Apart now!

I’m running a fresh promotion on A Class Apart! It’s just 99c/99p right now for a limited time only. Not sure whether to take a risk on a new author? For less than a dollar or a pound, now’s your chance!

Or perhaps you’ve already read it and enjoyed it – if so, now would be a great time to buy it as a Christmas gift for someone special. A Class Apart is perfect for anyone who enjoys getting lost in the past with a good love story. And with the publication of the sequel, A Class Entwined, just on the horizon (find out more details here), readers won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next!

Still not convinced? Here’s what Continue reading

A Class Apart is now available!

Publication day is here! My debut novel, A Class Apart, is now available to purchase in ebook or paperback form on all Amazon platforms.

A Class Apart book cover

I think I need to pinch myself. 🙂 🙂

I could not have reached this wonderful stage by myself. There are so many amazing people I need to thank and I have done that over on my Acknowledgements page. On top of all those named, my deepest gratitude goes to each and every person who asked me how I was getting on with my writing, liked and commented on my posts, wished me luck, or offered me help in any shape or form. Your lovely words and kind gestures gave me the encouragement to keep going. You are all legends.

So I’m a published author now, can you believe it? And what cooler way to prove it than to link to Continue reading

How to get your hands on a free short story

In a matter of just four days on July 10th, I will be officially releasing my debut novel, A Class Apart, which is the first instalment in my historical fiction series A Matter of Class. The series, beginning in Ireland in 1828, follows heiress Bridget and stable hand Cormac who are on opposite sides of the class divide – and because of that society says they shouldn’t fall in love. I’m very excited to introduce you to these characters, who have been my secret companions for the past sixteen years.

And I find I can’t wait until publication day to do that! So I have Continue reading

The many ways to read digital books (plus a poll on reading habits)

I am prefacing this post with a bit of commentary on terminology. I used the term ‘digital book’ in the title because I’m not 100% certain what the most accepted convention is when replacing ‘digital’ with ‘e’. Is it e-book, or ebook, or eBook? No one seems to be able to agree:

  • This article favours ‘eBook’
  • This article observes that British publications tend to use ‘ebook’ and American publications tend to use ‘e-book’
  • This article says that the expert style guides endorse the hyphenated version but expects that the hyphen will eventually disappear

What’s a writer to pick?? For the sake of consistency, I’m going to settle on Continue reading

Book blurb – take two!

First of all, I want to say a very sincere thank you to each and every person who responded to my request for feedback on my book blurb. It was very generous of you to take the time to get in touch and offer well-thought-out advice. I really appreciate it!

I considered all opinions very carefully in my rewrite. There was a variety of reactions but the majority of you felt that the blurb was Continue reading

I would love your feedback on my book blurb!

I need your help, folks. I’ve been poring over this task for so long that I can’t see straight anymore. Time for fresh eyes!

The task I’ve been working on is my book blurb, which is the description on the back of the book that tells you what it’s about. Essentially, it has to hook a potential reader in and make them want to know what will happen so badly that they have to buy it. It’s possibly the most important Continue reading

Outlander: a series that has impacted on me like no other

Quite the bold statement to make but I mean it. The books I am about to discuss have significantly changed me, both in how I read and how I write.

I first discovered Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series in September 2015 after I went onto a Facebook group and asked for recommendations for a good historical romance on audiobook. I wanted a decent series to while away the hours on my daily commute to work. My everlasting gratitude goes out to the person who suggested Outlander! I started into the first audiobook that September and now, in March 2018, have just completed the eighth book in the series. My verdict? It’s one of Continue reading