Less than a week to publication day

There’s a constant knot in my stomach and I’m waking up in the middle of the night – that must mean that the publication day for A Class Entwined is fast approaching! I’m excited to share my new book with you but of course the nerves are starting to kick in too. There is so much to do in the run-up to the release and I am ticking off lists left, right and centre!

A momentous step in the process was the arrival of the proof copies during the week. It’s a very special moment to Continue reading

Time for a terrifying announcement

This is it. After much deliberating, some dithering, a dash of doubt, and a dollop of determination, I have come to a daring decision.

I am going to self-publish my historical fiction series, A Matter of Class.

I’m choosing not to look at this as a last resort, even though it might seem that way! True, I have not had any concrete success so far in submitting to agents and publishers the traditional way, but I do still have Continue reading

Book First? Movie First? Or Does It Really Matter?

I’m really curious to know where people stand on this!

I am primarily a book-before-the-movie person. For me, it’s about experiencing the story in its original format – I want to embrace it the way the author imagined it, not the way the director interpreted it. I do love to see the adaptations afterwards but I prefer my first encounter to be with the words on the page.

When comparing the two versions, I find Continue reading