blood sisters

Shameless self promotion

The Secret Diary of a Princess is available for $3.00 from Amazon US and for £2.88 from Amazon UK. ‘Before she was Marie Antoinette, she was Maria Antonia, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I. As the title suggests, young Maria Antonia keeps a secret diary which gives the reader an intimate look at her thoughts, […]

Jacques-Louis David

‘The carriage drove around the vast, gold, stone edifice of the Louvre, then pulled up in one of the huge courtyards. The palace had been abandoned when the royal family moved to Versailles in the last century and was now filled with ramshackle apartments, mostly inhabited by artists and their families while the once great galleries were used as studios […]

Le livre est mort, vive le livre (or something)

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago (January! Crikey!) that I was writing in this little white box about starting my new novel, which was inspired by Edith Wharton’s The Buccaneers but set in London and Paris at the end of the ancien régime and start of the French Revolution. How time flies. I’ve just written the very last […]

Blood Sisters is out!

My latest book, Blood Sisters is OUT NOW AND AT ONCE for Kindle on Amazon US and Amazon UK. ‘Swept from the splendours of Versailles to the horror of Revolutionary Paris, can three aristocratic sisters save themselves and find love in a world that has been turned upside down?‘ Blood Sisters was inspired by the inspiring yet tragic stories of […]

Blood Sisters – cover and release date!

‘Swept from the splendours of Versailles to the horror of Revolutionary Paris, can three aristocratic sisters save themselves and find love in a world that has been turned upside down?‘ I’m thrilled to announce that my second book, the French Revolutionary saga, Blood Sisters will be released for Kindle on the 10th of August (yes, that’s right, the 219th anniversary […]

I write books and apparently they aren’t awful.

  The fact that I write books (hey, I’m a Proper Writer now as the Romantic Novelists Association have let me join as a full member and everything! Anyone else going to their Regency Heyer and Austen day in October?) seems to have caused some ripples of surprise lately so I thought it was time for an update about the […]

This is what a romance novelist looks like…

Oh hey there Daily Mail, I hear you got one of your hacks to write a pile of cretinous bilge about my fine friends at the Romantic Novelists Association this week so I thought you might like to see what an actual romance novelist looks like. Apparently you said RNA members had ‘blue rinses’ – would pink suffice? How about […]

Writing update

Well, Before The Storm is almost finished and I find myself gripped by that peculiar fear that strikes towards the end of any writing project. I’m almost paralysed with fear and can hardly bring myself to write anything because as soon as it is finished, I will have to tackle the edits and also think seriously about its ultimate fate. […]

Introducing my follow up to The Secret Diary…

It’s been just over a month since I published my novel about Marie Antoinette on Kindle and I have to say that I have really enjoyed the experience. It’s not just been hideously compulsive to watch my sales go up every day on the Kindle dashboard (except for the start of the month when they depressingly revert back to ‘0’ […]

Before the Storm, Revolutionary Women

I’m now almost 35,000 words into the book – they’re currently admiring a very lovely château on a bright, sunny spring morning so I can safely leave them all there for a bit and talk to you instead. I’ve modelled the château on gorgeous French Renaissance Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley as it is just such a special place. Research […]