Every couple of years, the multinational cider producer, Thatchers Cider, opens its doors for four hours so that the public can take a look behind the scenes. For very obvious, book related reasons, this is great for me, as I often need to immerse myself in the physical geography of a place like Thatchers to […]
One of the things that I’ve never been good at is waiting. I tend to be an all-or-nothing kind of girl, and patience has never been a virtue. As a result, what tends to happen is I hurl myself into new things with great gusto, break stuff, fix it, have another go and then get […]
January 15th, 2014 was a very special day. It was the day that a character walked into my head and refused to go away. So it seems only fitting that January 15th became his birthday. That character, of course, was Matthew Carter, Managing Director of a multinational cider producer, divorced father of a teenager and […]
Those of you who have been following this blog for a little while, or who have encountered me either in real life or online, will no doubt know that I am an enthusiastic exponent of fandom and its many creative forms. These, for me, have included fanfiction, fanart and fanvidding, and I’ve written academically on […]
This is not helping my obsessions with: a) the main character in my novel Far From the Tree b) Paul McGann in general. I don’t care if Paul’s not 6’3” – he’s got the hair, the brooding looks and the Land Rover, for goodness’ sake. It’s him or Armitage.
(Via misschanandlermbong) A glorious picture of one of the contenders for the role of Matthew Carter in my novel Far From the Tree.
I like to think I’ve invented the term, but not the genre. Put simply, ‘ruralmance’ is a sub genre of romantic fiction where the story is predominantly set in a rural or countryside location. I’m currently working on my first novel, Far From the Tree, that is firmly in that sub genre!