Sunday, May 6, 2012


TO WIN a DIGITAL copy of my new novel please: JOIN my BLOG FIRST, then: READ THE PROLOGUE OF MY NEW NOVEL! In the comments section, leave your name, email & your guess of the title of the 19th century novel that inspired my new novel. (A hint: Many of us have studied this famous novel at school - mine is a high concept, modern version...) This competition closes on the 29th May 2012! Happy reading wonderful bloggers :)


Prologue: From the journal of Miss Greta Gardner February 1978: The boy arrived at night, wrapped in a blanket. He was carried by his adopted father who placed him on the kitchen floor next to me. His big blue eyes stared out from under his wild black hair. He shrank from the fire, he shrank from my touch, yet his skin was cold as ice… He arrived with a list of instructions tucked into the pocket of his jacket. Eats: mostly chicken and oranges (likes: roast chicken, blood oranges and plums). Drinks: mostly water and citrus juice. First Warning: do not let him get sunburnt as he burns easily. Second Warning: make sure he wears his necklace amulet (a parting gift from his biological mother; he screams if you take it). Final Warning: do not let him go out at night alone. As a small boy (just walking) he had a tendency to ‘wander off’, and many times staff at the orphanage were unable to find the little fellow for hours. Once, he was found hanging upside down from the roof of the school gymnasium, like a bat. The only giveaway was the drip drip drip of juice as he stuffed his baby face with blood oranges. His file was then stamped: Special Needs. I shook my head as I read this thinking Mr Spencer had finally lost his mind dragging the mite all the way back from Spain. It was many years before I learnt the full extent of his malady... I have just posted the PROLOGUE to my new novel & the cover photo! My new novel is 'inspired' by a very famous nineteenth century classic. If you join my blog, leave a comment & add your name and email & guess the correct title of the classic that inspired my new novel, I shall email you a digital copy of my novel when it is released at the end of May on Amazon. Happy readng lovelies:)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Writing Belle: Tag Meme

Writing Belle: Tag Meme: I was tagged in a book meme by the lovely Kris from A Book from Snowy River ! The idea of this meme is to answer the tagger’s ten questions...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


There is another free promotion for Pride & Princesses by Summer Day on Kindle this Saturday 25th February. Thank you to my wonderful readers. If you have friends or family who may enjoy you may like to recommend the free promotion on Saturday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I am currently reading THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbough. I shout to the rooftops about what I love and this is a wonderful novel. If you have ever worked with children or teens this is an important story but it is just as important if you haven't.  Yes, I believe 'anyone can grow into something beautiful' (tagline) but it certainly helps (as this fine novel attests) to have the food, water & love of others to help you along. You may like to follow Vanessa on twitter @VDiffenbaugh  & this is her website:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have been writing (so not reading as much as I would like) but I just finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This is a stunning it! Erin's website is Twitter: @erinmorgenstern. I cannot wait for the film.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


There is a competition on Maria Grazia's lovely Jane Austen Blog: To win a copy of my e-novel PRIDE & PRINCESSES, just leave a comment and your email so we know where to send the prize! Happy Dayz...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I just guest posted about my YA novel 'Pride & Princesses' at Maria Grazia's lovely Jane Austen blog. Please follow Maria's blog and leave a comment if you so desire! Here is the link to my post: I  hope you are all having a wonderful January.