Words that paint a passionate picture…mostly Jilly Cooper.

Around Valentine’s Day I posted lots of examples of really good screen kisses that made my heart beat that little bit faster, but after seeing these glorious animated gifs from the recent Old Vic production of The Crucible, I decided that I should do another post on  moments of passion. I am, after all, a #ruralmance […]

Romantic heroes

So, it’s Valentine’s Eve, and it’s time to think about some of the characters that have inspired me to create my own. What is it about certain fictional heroes that get my heart pumping and my blood rising? I make no apologies for the somewhat mainstream nature of this list – although perhaps one or […]

I think I’ve been left-handed again…and written this book series backwards!

Being a south paw has always had its own peculiar challenges; pens in banks that are on the wrong side, bumping wrists with fellow students in the classroom, now that I’m a teacher no student being able to read my handwriting, ticking ‘backwards’, turning the page at a right angle, having the bowler shout ‘left […]