I feel a bit like Bilbo Baggins writing this. I’m going on a blogging adventure! Gif: A short man running excitedly shouting, “I’m going on an adventure!” This is all so new to me, so be gentle. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing and in the best Jeanna Louise Skinner tradition, am totally... Continue Reading →
I am thrilled to be joined today by fellow Scot Kiley Dunbar, Hera Books author, Joan Hessayon Award nominee, academic and organiser of The Manchester Metropolitan University’s #LoveWritingMCR program. Welcome Kiley! We met IRL at last year’s RNA Conference (so much fun!) and I was looking forward to catching up with you at Manchester earlier... Continue Reading →
For almost a year now, I have been the co-host of a live Twitter chat for romance writers called UKRomChat. I love it and should have blogged about it well before now. We are for both newbie writers and published authors alike, and can be found at #UKRomChat on Monday nights from 8-9pm, UK Time.... Continue Reading →
I am delighted to feature in the January issue of The Pink Heart Society (PHS) online magazine for category and series romance readers and writers. You can read the article, part of their #FreshStart mini-series, here. I write about going Back to Basics both in respect of my health and wellbeing; and my writing. I hope... Continue Reading →
Novel writing competitions offer exciting opportunities for newbie writers, but putting together an entry may seem like a daunting task. Here I hope to offer some useful tips on how to prepare and assemble your entry.* I can't quite believe it's been a year since I stumbled upon the Harlequin Love Inspired #AmishBlitz, on the So You... Continue Reading →
These are the projects I am working on, which need to be completed by the end of the month, if I'm to submit them: Harlequin Love Inspired #AmishBlitz -- Coming Home with a Secret Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition -- Pádraig and the Bean sidhe Scottish Book Trust 50-word Fiction Competition -- Untitled Paisley Poems Call for... Continue Reading →
I have just started writing a contemporary Christian Romance featuring an Amish heroine. An Amish story is probably not a direction I would've gone in without a prompt but I've had a little inspiration... Harlequin are running one of their 'Blitzes'. This time it's an #AmishBlitz. A Blitz is a time-limited call for submissions to... Continue Reading →
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