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
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!
I'm delighted to announce that in a few short months, my next novel will be here! Published by new Austenesque Publishers on the block, Quills and Quartos Publishing, Speechless is a variation of Pride and Prejudice that sees Darcy take brooding silence to a whole new level when injury robs him of his voice. Watch … Continue reading Coming in November 2019…
I'm delighted to announce that "Mistaken" is back and available to buy or borrow on Amazon as an ebook! Re-edited for 2019 release, this publication includes new and extended scenes and an all-new epilogue. Happy reading, "Mistaken" fans!
Mistaken is a Pride and Prejudice variation, the most obvious difference being to Jane Bennet's character. The change wasn't arbitrary. She doesn't begin as a wholly unrecognisable person, but alters gradually and plausibly as a result of differing external influences to those with which Austen presented her. The decision to test her strength of character in this … Continue reading Taking Jane Bennet for a Walk in Darcy’s Shoes
At over 300,000 words, Mistaken was a tad long when I finished writing it. Something had to go if I didn't want to rival Tolstoy for page count. The first things to be axed were the dream scenes. I do love a good dream sequence; you can show so much about a character's innermost thoughts … Continue reading Dreams and Desires: A Mistaken Vignette
This vignette was originally posted on Austenesque Reviews as part of my blog tour, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Wednesday, 29 July 1812: Derbyshire “Why not?” Darcy repeated, his stride lengthening with Elizabeth’s every objection. “I simply prefer to walk.” She hastened her steps to bring herself abreast with … Continue reading A Horse is a Horse: A Mistaken Vignette
This afterthought on prologues was originally posted at So Little Time... as part of my blog tour. I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Mistaken has had a chequered history with prologues, and has boasted more than one over the course of its life, none of which survived the final edit. The … Continue reading Mistaken Prologue, in More Ways Than One