13_Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

When I started writing my first romance novel, getting 50 000 words down was intimidating. Because I didn’t know any better, I used whichever device I could think of to add to my word count. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when feedback of my earlier works highlighted those devices as crutches (which they were). As it turned Read More

How to Survive Bad Reviews

How to Survive Bad Reviews

If you read my first post for 2017, you’ll know that not everyone enjoyed The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella. I wasn’t naïve enough to expect that everyone would enjoy my debut book. But I must admit I didn’t expect there to be bad reviews quite so quickly. I spent some time thinking about them, and then Read More

Five Fun Facts about The Tycoon's Reluctant Cinderella

Five Fun Facts about The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella

The journey to a published book can be both gruelling and rewarding. In honour of my debut book’s release, in this post I’m sharing some of the more positive parts of that journey. Here are five fun facts about my writing process for The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella: 1. The idea came from a Mills & Read More

1_Why 2017 Will Be My Year of Gratitude

Why 2017 Will Be My Year of Gratitude

2017 will be a year of gratitude. I’ve purposely decided this before knowing what this year will bring. It’s not a resolution or a way to set myself up for failure. Rather, it’s a way for me to ensure that this year will be different to the last one. That this year I will choose Read More