This piece was first posted on the Quills and Quartos blog. I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Fallen to enjoy. There’s an element of mystery to Fallen that makes it a bit tricky to talk about without revealing any spoilers. There is, however, one part that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s … Continue reading Falling From Grace
Fallen is released tomorrow, Monday 11th January 2021. I’ll be dropping in at the above blogs to chat about it all week, so do stop by and join in the fun!
Mistaken has its fair share of twists and turns, and it never hurts to drop a good plot bombshell in a public place—you know, to maximise the impact on your poor unsuspecting characters. The theatre might seem a clichéd choice of public venue, but in the absence of Netflix or Nando’s, it was popular evening entertainment … Continue reading Pantomimes, Pyres and Pee; A Night at the Theatre with Elizabeth Bennet
Thanks to Meredith at Austenesque Reviews for hosting the cover reveal for Fallen yesterday. Now that it's out there in the world, I can finally add it here too, for you all to see. What do you think? Didn't the designer, Susan Adriani, do an amazing job? Having Elizabeth front-and-centre of the cover was imperative, … Continue reading Fallen has its Game Face on!
As a writer, peace and quiet, solitude, and time to be introspective is essential to me for the creative process. So, imagine my joy when the entire world went into lockdown and I was sealed in my house for four months with both my teenage children and my still-working-full-time-husband and my deadline approaching... 😱. Never fear! … Continue reading Fallen is (still) coming soon!
This was originally posted at From Pemberley to Milton blog, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Speechless to enjoy. Speechless is a Pride and Prejudice variation set in the winter following Darcy's first visit to Meryton. After a terrible accident, he and Elizabeth are stranded together at a remote inn called … Continue reading Another Perspective on Proceedings
This blog post was originally written for and posted at Savvy Verse and Wit blog, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Speechless to enjoy. In Speechless, Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded together at an inn called The Dancing Bear, owned by the kindly Mr Timmins. The inn boasts a large stuffed bear … Continue reading Picture the Scene
I need to let off steam, and it's not for the reason you might think... Don't fret, this ain't political; I'm not here to lecture, I'll leave those folks with stronger views than mine to come and getch'ya, It's not for me to tell you what your opinion ought to be, Nor is it for … Continue reading Making a Hash of the B Word
The lovely Meredith over at Austenesque Reviews hosted the cover reveal for Speechless yesterday. Her readers are always super welcoming and the cover was well received. Now it's my turn to share it with my own lovely followers... Intrigued? Do let me know what you think, and don't forget to click on the link in … Continue reading Speechless is available to buy!
When I republished Mistaken under my own steam, I edited out some scenes to make way for a new epilogue. Here's one, from later in the story, that shows Elizabeth's stalwart attempt to befriend Anne de Bourgh. Enjoy! A happy sight greeted them upon reaching the lawn. Mr Montgomery and a small boy, whom Elizabeth … Continue reading Befriending Anne