Showing posts from March, 2020

Please Judge my Book by its Cover

My new book is out next month - yay! It's been a couple of years since my last book was published and so this one is rather overdue. Also I'm really happy with it. I think it's one of my best and people might enjoy it. I hope so, anyway.

It's a Regency romance called "Her Ladyship's Secret" and here's the all-important blurb:

Thundersley, Suffolk, 1813: When Mr. Wilson, a travelling minister, arrives in the rural parish of Thundersley, Catherine Waters is intrigued by the man himself and by his connection to her reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Lady Forrester. Through Mr. Wilson, Catherine is drawn into the world of Thundersley Hall, where her cousin finds forbidden love.
After Mr. Wilson leaves Suffolk to continue his work elsewhere, the dashing village doctor, Mr. Davenport, is on hand to offer Catherine love, security, and help in uncovering the secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear. In the end it is Lady Forrester’s most closely gua…

Silver Linings

The current pandemic is a bad thing. It's a new virus that no one has any immunity to and there's no vaccine or cure. People are scared and they are behaving in the odd ways people behave when they're scared. People are going to suffer and people are going to die. Businesses are going to fail and people are going to lose their jobs. Even after the virus has swept through the world and herd immunity means it's no longer a serious threat we'll probably see another global recession. I'm finding I like dystopian worlds better when they're fictional.
As I write this it's the early stages of the crisis here in the UK. We're not yet on lockdown - schools remain open - but many events and gatherings have been cancelled, including--to my shock--church. Supermarket shelves are empty, and people are queuing to get into the shops before they open. And I know it'll get worse before it gets better.
That said, there are silver linings in every cloud, and some…