This news made my day!

Late last night I was reading a research book I’d just discovered and downloaded, yawning, yet engrossed in the gripping true story. Finally I decided to put the iPad away and go to sleep, but first, I absently clicked on my email, and noticed a new one from the coordinator of the Golden Quill contest, which […] Read more…

Do writers need a website?

It feels a bit heretical to be writing that headline, here on my, uh, website. But I just read this article by David Wogahn that answers that question with “Maybe, maybe not.” My answer is, why not? It’s very easy for even someone with limited technological skills to have a website. And by “technological skills” I […] Read more…

Book-aversary!

One year ago today my debut novel Temptation was released by Entangled Publishing. I remember going for a walk that day, a long walk at Burnham Beeches in the freezing cold. I was a mess. For some reason, having a book “out there” in the wide world of Amazon and Nook and all the other […] Read more…

Catching up

I’ve got the January blahs. It’s never a good month, is it? The holidays are over, company has gone home, and winter finally gets serious. Around here, we’ve had a mild winter, but one that’s included lots of rain, wind, and mud. I blame the mud for my blahs. Walking is a major part of […] Read more…

Happy Boxing Day!

After telling everyone how much I love Boxing Day, it would be a shame if I don’t post photos of our annual Boxing Day walk. We decided to walk around Denham, along the Grand Union Canal, and then through the footpaths in the woods until we reached the picturesque village, where we could stop at […] Read more…

Mince tarts

When I moved to England I found there were very different Christmas customs. I’ve already written about my new favorite holiday, Boxing Day, but I wanted to share some of my new-found favorite foods. Mince tarts are made with mincemeat, which sounds gross, especially if you don’t eat meat. Why would anyone want to make […] Read more…

The poor man’s Scrivener, or, how I learned to organize my writing files

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Scrivener, the writing software from Literature and Latte. I downloaded a trial version while I was doing NaNoWriMo, but I didn’t want to get into nuts and bolts of it while I was trying to concentrate on writing, so I let it expire. What I did manage […] Read more…

Let It Snow Books at Ex Libris book reviews: My favourite holiday

Guys, I am over the moon*! My book Temptation was selected by Stella at Ex Libris as one of the best books of 2013! She’s featuring each book during the month of December and today she’s featuring mine! I wrote a guest blog post about my favourite holiday, and nope, it’s not Christmas (although that […] Read more…

NaNoWriMo is working for me despite my lousy word count

I bet you’re wondering why I’ve been so silent here (actually, I’d put money on the fact that that thought hasn’t even crossed your mind!). It’s because I’m trying to participate in NaNoWriMo, or, as it’s know in complete English, National Novel Writing Month. I’ve signed up for the event in past years, but I […] Read more…

Happy Halloween!

“Is it Halloween yet? Do I need to do some tricks to get some treats? Because, you know, I can do that.” Read more…

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