Welcome!

Welcome to my new website!   Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to Lucy Felthouse of Writer Marketing Services. I approached Lucy to design my website towards the end of last year after I was put into contact with her by my lovely friend, Celia. Lucy has been amazing throughout the whole process. She is incredibly talented and has a real eye for what works. She completely understood my vision and embraced it. There was nothing that Lucy could not do, she was very accommodating – even when I was tweaking the silliest of things! Lucy was efficient and very reasonable with her pricing structure and I hope you will all agree that the finished product is lovely. I love it. So, thank you, Lucy. Secondly, I would like to thank all of you. Without...

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Book pet hates

Recently, I began thinking about the things that annoy me when reading a book. Sometimes you can be reading a really good book, but the author might keep doing just one little thing that keeps niggling at you. Maybe it’s a phrase. Maybe it’s the way they write their sentences. Or maybe it is the constant typo that keeps cropping up. We all have them. Pet hates. Those things that really frustrate us when reading and sometimes even force us to close the book and stop reading altogether. For me, it is things like short jerky sentences, really long chapters and sloppy dialogue. And then when you think about the actual content of the story, I cant stand anything too obvious, or things that drag out much longer than they need to. I took myself off to...

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Falling Apart falls over …

It’s always nice to occasionally have a fun, silly blog post for no reason other than to have a giggle. Well, there is a little promotion in this one but I could not pass up the opportunity to document the spontaneous, and quite frankly bonkers book launch we all held for Jane Lovering’s latest novel. This last weekend, I attended my first agency day. I signed with Sarah Taylor of the Kate Nash Literary Agency back in January of this year and on Saturday 7th June, they held their annual agency day. I absolutely loved meeting the other authors at the agency – some I already knew, some I met for the first time. All of them absolutely wonderful! After a day of talking about everything writing related, we hit the town. Cocktails, dinner and dancing!...

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Romaniac Questions – Sue Fortin

Good morning! I have a very special guest on my blog today. She’s an incredibly talented, kind hearted, funny woman and I am very excited to be interviewing her today. Please welcome, Sue Fortin.Sue, great to have you on my blog. Take a seat, make yourself comfy and please do help yourself to cake – it’s Victoria sponge! I promise to make this as least like a counselling session as possible. If cake is involved it will be fine! Hi, Lucie, and thank you for inviting me over. So, we have just launched our anthology, Romaniac Shorts, how are you feeling? Did you enjoy the process of it all? Still very excited by it all. It’s been a tremendous amount of fun seeing it all come together and I’m very proud of all of us. That’s not to say it hasn’t been hard work,...

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Exciting announcement!

Good morning all, I hope you are all well and safe from this horrendous weather. As much as I dislike lots of rain, it does tend to encourage me to put the fire on and get down to some writing. Every cloud, and all that. Anyway, today’s post is a very exciting one for me as I have a little – well, rather big – announcement to make. The silence has been killing me and I have been waiting for the moment to come for me to be able to tell everyone. Christmas last year saw me receive one of the best presents. Want to hazard a guess at what it was? No, sorry, you took too long. I can’t hold it in anymore. I HAVE AN AGENT! That’s right. An agent. I can’t believe it. As those of you who follow me on the regular will know, I have...

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I’m back and I’m here to stay!

Well, what a year this year has been so far. As I’m sure many other novice writers out there will agree, sometimes life seems to take over and before you know it, it has been a few months and the total number of words on your WiP has amounted to a measly, 5! (I am actually being optimistic when I say that because mine probably amounts to even less!) This is exactly what has happened to me this last year. My home/work life took over every spare minute I used to have writing, and completely swallowed it all up. All of it. Nothing left. Well no actually, that’s a small fib. The time I did have left to write, I spent telling myself I was rubbish so why bother. I had a massive confidence crisis and slowly but surely, all my self belief drained out of my...

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