Even Sweeter Next Year

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Since I recently announced my third novel, Sweet Pursuits, is in the final stages of editing, I want to update you that the anticipated release date will now be January 2017. I was keen, originally, to publish the next in the Saffron Sweeting series by early November of this year, thus avoiding the Thanksgiving/festive period when reader attention is understandably elsewhere. But then I took a look at the timeline… and sanity prevailed! Did you know that it’s only 13 … (read more)

5 Things the Guide Books Don’t Tell You About Dublin

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I admit this is a little off-topic for an “anglophile” writer, but I thought it was likely many blog readers would be as interested in visiting Ireland as they are England. I was in Dublin at the start of June and made some scribbled notes of these insider tips to share: Arrive earlier than you think for the Book of Kells Dating from around 800AD, the beautifully illustrated Book of Kells is one of Dublin’s top attractions. Your guide book … (read more)

Giveaway at One Book at a Time


Big thanks to Bethany at One Book at a Time for featuring Saving Saffron Sweeting in her blogiversary celebrations: Not only can you win an e-book copy of either Saving Saffron Sweeting or Secrets in the Sky (your choice), but there are loads of other author giveaways too. Bethany has terrific coverage of women’s fiction so her blog is well worth following. Save Save Save Save Claim your free guide, 50 British Foods to Try Before You Die, by signing … (read more)

99 cent sale: Saving Saffron Sweeting

Sale;: Saving Saffron Sweeting, 99c

Here’s a summer treat for anyone who has not yet snagged a copy of Saving Saffron Sweeting. From August 8-12, readers in the US and UK can pick up the Kindle version for 99 cents / 99p. If you know someone who would enjoy this escape to the English countryside with over 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, please do share! Save Save Save Claim your free guide, 50 British Foods to Try Before You Die, by signing up for my … (read more)

Get Involved: Indie Author Day, October 8th

Indie Author Day 2016

Since I know many wonderful indie authors participate in the blog hop Julie Valerie is hosting today, here’s a quick heads up that Indie Author Day is taking place in the USA on Saturday, October 8th. Libraries across North America will be hosting events and you can see if your local library is getting involved here. If yours is not already on the list, you can reach out and invite them to join in with author panels, book signings, readings, … (read more)