Hello, and welcome to my website!
I write contemporary romantic fiction, and lighthearted paranormal romances. My stories are set in pretty villages and quirky market towns, by the sea or in the countryside, with a guaranteed happy ending. You’ll find a gorgeous romance in each, but community, friendship, and family relationships always play their part too.
A little bit about me.
I used to be a bit of a tea addict, and drank gallons of Yorkshire Tea every day. Then, at Christmas 2021, that nasty Covid robbed me of my sense of taste, and when it came back tea just tasted all wrong, so now I’m stuck with decaffeinated coffee, which really isn’t the same. I’ve been robbed!
I pronounce scone as sc-own and no one will convince me otherwise.
- Castles and abbeys and old country houses.
- Harbours full of bobbing boats, with cute little gift shops, and blue skies overhead.
- Horses (the most beautiful creatures ever), hares (fascinating and magical), dogs (angels on earth), and also cats (except for the bringing in mice bit).
- Doctor Who, Cary Grant films, and old Ealing comedies.
- Agatha Christie! Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple! David Suchet as Poirot is my absolute hero. I love murder mysteries and cosy crime books, films, and television series. I’m also a bit besotted with Endeavour.
- Chicken tikka masala, plain scones with jam and cream, salt and vinegar crisps, and cake – lots of cake, especially Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut cake, and my mum’s gingerbread, even though it’s been years since I tasted it.
- Books, art, music, and researching my family tree.
- The colour pink, and I don’t care how many times I’m told it’s too girly. I think it’s cheerful and jolly and it makes me smile.
- My husband, my kids, my grandchildren – obviously. (Er, perhaps I should add that I haven’t necessarily listed these things in order.)
I don’t like raisins, sultanas, currants, or any sort of dried fruit. Yuck! I hate marzipan. I am terrified of spiders and I loathe flies. I’m always complaining that I’m too cold but I wilt in the heat. I don’t like action films or horror films or true life crimes or any sort of documentary about hospitals or accidents, or most reality shows, or talent shows of any kind.
I’m shamefully prone to crushes on fictional heroes. Thankfully I don’t get crushes on the actors, but the likes of Poldark, Jamie Fraser, Sherlock, Sidney Chambers, and young Endeavour Morse, plus way too many others can keep me glued to the screen, even when I should be working. Especially when I should be working. I call it research…
And talking of my books…
I’ve written nearly thirty books now, and currently have six completed contemporary romance series: Kearton Bay, Skimmerdale, Home for Christmas, Moorland Heroes, Bramblewick, and The Other Half, and you can find out more about those here.
Five of my first series of light-hearted paranormal romances, The Witches of Castle Clair, have been published so far, with the sixth and final book, Destiny of the Witch, due to be released on October 31st.
I’ve recently signed with Storm Publishing, and my first series with them, Tuppenny Bridge, began in May with the release of Summer in Tuppenny Bridge. It’s set in an absolutely gorgeous market town in the Yorkshire Dales, which is just the sort of place I’d want to live. If it was real. Which it isn’t.
It has a very strong community feel, lots of humour, and a heartwarming romance between a barmaid/stablehand called Summer and a lovely country vet called Ben.
Book two in the series, Second Chances in Tuppenny Bridge, will be published on September 28th.
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