Writing a Trilogy – the pros and cons

It was with some trepidation that I approached my publisher with suggestions for the novel I wanted to write next. I’d already had seven books published – love stories with a dash of mystery, set at various turning points in history between the Restoration and the Regency. This time, I wanted to expand my horizons …

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Things I wish I’d known when I wrote my first novel – Part 1

When you start your first novel you’ll be in love with the whole idea, not only with your concept for the story but the fact that you are going to be a real AUTHOR! Your books will be in Waterstones, you’ll earn as much a JK Rowling, fans will ask you to sign their copies of your book …

What’s Your Problem?

Conflict is an essential ingredient of a good story. I’d go so far as to say that without conflict there is no story.