March 25, 2013

We all have to start somewhere. And when you do your name is barely noticeable on a book cover. But as your books become more popular your name gets bigger and eventually its your name that sells attracts the reader to the book. Case and point: I don’t even know what the latest title is…

March 11, 2013

As part of the Tainted Love book tour, I was hosted over at Author’s Friend last week where I wrote about the books which have changed my life. I’ve read some fantastic books and I wish I could include all of them but there are some that have really stood out as pivotal moments in…

March 9, 2013

I’ve been rather quiet this past week and for this I apologise. It’s that time of year again when the Uni deadlines go super crazy for a couple of weeks and everyone, and I mean everyone wants their first assignment. So, I’m up to my neck in New Media and Digital Communications. Don’t ask me…

August 1, 2012

I wrote this post a few days after I finished the 1st draft of my 1st ever novel, Life’s A Ball? I’ve written 4 other novels in the last 28 months before my life was taken over by Valentina Secrets in at the beginning of the year. I’ve grown as both a writer and a…

June 7, 2012

 There’s hot debate in my world at the moment about the messages we writers are sending and while I am greatly opinionated to one side of the debate I’m going to save that for another day. But it’s really got me thinking about what we’re doing with our craft. You spend time with your character….

June 4, 2012

Last summer I bought three books by the same author. They weren’t my usual romance sub-genre but the back blurbs sold them really well. However I never finish the first chapter of the first book. There was nothing wrong with writing and I can still remember the detail and the scenes fairly well. But the…

April 15, 2011

I have a 9-5 … correction 9 to 5:30 (or other some variation of 7&1/2 hours and in one pattern or another working 5/7 days). This job comes with targets and a decent renumeration package should those targets be hit. My perma-migraine decided to make my life hell last month and now I feel on top of the world again I’ve…

January 1, 2011

Happy New Years! I hope you all had a fantabulous evening. I ended up in a pub in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. There was barely anyone there and the comedian was quite rubbish. I felt sorry for the poor guy because he kept building up a bit of a chuckle and then dying time and time…