I’ve been posting recently about the journey to writing my first novel The Art Trip, from how I began to write, to how I gained in experience, then in confidence. Today I’m continuing with the next chapter in that story. I’ll be sharing … Continue reading The Long Road to a Novel – Part 4 – The Elusive Voice
Welcome to the next post in my blog series about the road to publishing my first novel, The Art Trip. This time I’m looking back at the long period I spent secretively working away and how I finally arrived at the … Continue reading The Long Road to a Novel – Part 3 – The Secret Ambition
Having just published my first novel, The Art Trip, I’m itching to get started on writing my next. The idea came to me a while ago, I have a rough plot outline and a few scribbled notes, so the most … Continue reading The Long Road to a Novel – Part 1 – The Reflective Reader
Being an avid reader and author of romantic comedy novels, naturally Jane Austen looms large among my heroes and inspirations, and that goes back a long way. As a teenager in the Nineties, when Jane’s work was enjoying a huge … Continue reading 5 Jane Austen Sites – Tour & Tea
Romance doesn’t always play out against a backdrop of birds singing and flowers blooming, some of the most-loved romantic novels of all time make a powerful use of night-time. As a turning point, a metaphor or simply to create the … Continue reading 5 Romantic Novels of the Night
Florence is such a fascinating and beautiful place, it’s no surprise so many of us want to see it for ourselves. Even within the bustle of the tiny historic centre, though, lie hidden pockets of tranquility. Climb that flight of … Continue reading My Top 5 Hidden Treasures of Florence
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I was excited to publish my debut novel The Art Trip on Amazon in May 2019. It’s a romantic comedy that brings together the romance of Italy and its art, all the comic possibilities of a school trip and a … Continue reading The Art Trip