Category Archives : blood sisters


Le livre est mort, vive le livre (or something) 8

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 […]


Blood Sisters – cover and release date! 16

‘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, […]


I write books and apparently they aren’t awful. 22

  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 […]


This is what a romance novelist looks like… 12

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’ – […]


Writing update 4

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 […]


Introducing my follow up to The Secret Diary… 18

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 […]


Before the Storm, Revolutionary Women 10

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 […]


Versailles, 5th October 1789 14

I had plenty of time to be alone with my thoughts that afternoon at the Petit Trianon. The Queen had gone off on her own to her little grotto, keen to enjoy the rare luxury of solitude and leaving her ladies in waiting to wander about the gardens and gossip in the lovely light filled […]