Sunday, 13 January 2019

Event news and an awesome launch!

Lots of you have been asking when I'm going to be taking part in another event and I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to share the news that I will be spreading a healthy dose of love and romance with fellow RNA authors at the Diss Publishing Bookshop just in time for Valentine's Day!

My author chums and I all write a slightly different type of romance so whatever your fictional persuasion I think you'll enjoy the evening and there's a complimentary book included in the ticket price as well as refreshments and a further discount on books purchases on the night! I hope you will be able to join us for this fun and romantic evening!

Out and about...

Lovely Jenni Keer launched her debut novel, The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker, in Suffolk last night. You may know Jen as 'the knitted Poldark lady' and I'm rather hoping the cleverly crafted Adonis will be joining us in Diss next month... The evening was great fun and I can't recommend the book highly enough. It's a truly fabulous five star read!

Whatever you lovely folk are up to this weekend and into next week, I hope the sun shines on you for a few minutes at least and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of you in Diss next month!

Much love

H x

Saturday, 5 January 2019

My first author interview of 2019!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm delighted to be able to share with you the link to my first author interview of 2019!

I really enjoyed taking part in this one. Click the link for my top #amwriting tips, what I find hardest about being an author and which book I picked as my favourite read of all time!

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the year!

H x 

Thursday, 27 December 2018

What day is it?

Hello folks and welcome to the 'no idea what day of the week it is' few days which always descend between Christmas and New Year! I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas or at least clawed your way through the holiday madness with the help of some festive fiction!

Personally I'm ready for some routine now and I have a brand new project to start working on and lots of exciting news to get ready to share with you, but what I have been up to since my last post...

Well, my book signing in the beautiful Diss Bookshop was a great success and the perfect lead in to Christmas!

Massive thanks to everyone who came along. The shop was so busy with folk buying all sorts of bookish gifts. It was a great sight and the market town of Diss was thriving!

I have also made sure I've had plenty of time to work my way through my festive #tbr. I'm still enjoying the seasonal reads as there was no way I could have read them all in time for the 25th. I hope you are still immersed in yours.

And of course, I've been getting the final draft of my next book, Poppy's Recipe for Life,  ready to share with you in May. I'll be sharing more details about Poppy's story in the next few weeks so watch this space but in the meantime,  I wish you all a happy,  healthy and book filled New Year!

H x 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

My Festive #tbr

Hello everyone! Thank you for dropping in to have a look at my blog. I'm sorry I haven't posted for a few days, but I've been rather under the weather as well as working hard on the edit for my summer '19 release, Poppy's Recipe for Life which is now available to order on Amazon! Yay!

Here's the link if you fancied taking a look... 

There will be blurb added soon and publication day is May 2nd which will be here sooner than you think!

So, what am I up to in the run up to Christmas? Now the edits are in I can start planning a brand new book (which is always exciting) and spend some time reading the Christmas books which make up my 2018 Festive #tbr.

I have quite a list this year so I've already made a start! As always, Mr Dickens kicks the festivities off and I can now recite chunks of A Christmas Carol by heart! The rest of the list includes - 

No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley (thank you HI for including my quote on the cover)

Not Just for Christmas by Natalie Cox (thank you Clare Hey at Orion)

One Perfect Christmas by Paige Toon (a gift to myself from Amazon)

Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews (thank you Viola and Sphere and thank you Carole for the gorgeous handmade card) 

I've already read Christmas books by dame Milly Johnson, Claire Sandy and Jane Lacey-Crane and suspect your own Festive #tbr is every bit as big as mine. If not bigger! Do feel free to let me know in the comments box below and in the meantime, happy reading! Don't forget I'll be signing books in Diss Bookshop on the 22nd. Hope to see you there!

H x

Monday, 3 December 2018

Diss Bookshop festive signing!

The bad news is that due to unforseen circumstances my festive book signing in Diss on December 1st was sadly cancelled.

The good news is, we've rescheduled for December 22nd. Yay! It's happening from 10-12 and I'm REALLY hoping you'll be able to come along!

Diss is a beautiful little market town with some lovely shops and eateries so why not #shoplocal for those last minute festive treats and pop in for a copy of Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at The Winter Wonderland?

H x

Saturday, 24 November 2018

A fun filled evening at Havering Lit Fest!

I was back on the road again last night, only this time I headed south rather than north! Upminster library in Essex played host to an evening aptly titled 'Wit-Lit & Prosecco' which formed part of the Havering Lit fest.

Sue Moorcroft, Lizzie Lamb and I were invited along to take part in a lively Q and A session with the audience followed by lashings of fizz, the opportunity to sign books, catch up with old friends and make plenty of new ones!

It was wonderful to once again meet social media pals in the flesh and if the laughter was anything to go by, I would say the evening was a roaring success. Huge and heartfelt thanks to lovely blogger chum Laura who provided not only the prettiest outfit of the evening and some delicious bakes, but also a string of festive themed handmade bunting. She certainly knows the way to my heart!

This week has been one of the busiest and most exciting I've had in a very long time but for now, it's back at the keyboard to work on my brand new book which is going to be published next May. If you want to hear more about it then come along to Diss Bookshop next Saturday where I'm going to be kickstarting your Christmas shopping and signing copies of Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls from 10am until 1pm. See you there!

Wishing you all a wonderful week !

H x

Thursday, 22 November 2018

A fabulous night in lovely Leeds!

Last night I had the very great pleasure of taking part in the fabulous Girls Night Out event in Waterstones Leeds with fellow authors Milly Johnson, Cathy Bramley, Karen Swan and Lucy Dillon.

As ever Milly made sure the evening got off to a fun start...

And the laughs continued from there. To get the bookish wheels turning we each talked about our current releases and then Cathy, our host, asked a great selection of questions ranging from research to career highlights. After some more questions from the audience we set about signing books and chatting to friends old and new.

It was a truly memorable event and made even more thrilling for me when I spotted Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls on sale at the train station in WH Smiths. As author outings go, this was an absolute cracker!

H x