The positive side of “bad” reviews

I have received some splendid reviews of Fortune’s Wheel and A Woman’s Lot, and of course I’m always thrilled when people say complimentary things about my writing. This is particularly the case when they mention how authentic the world of Meonbridge seemed, or how invested they felt in the characters. “It’s a great tribute to …

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One fisherman, two saints, and three politicians…

This post was first written for The History Girls blog. I have really been enjoying finding out about the villages of Hampshire’s Meon Valley, in order to share something of their history, introduce a few of the people associated with them, and reveal some of the treasures held within their buildings. Even though I know …

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“Staying in” with Linda’s Book Bag

Today, I’m “staying in” with the lovely Linda Hill on Linda’s Book Bag, her wonderful blog all about books... We are chatting about my recently released second Meonbridge Chronicle, A WOMAN'S LOT, and other things… I love the "chat" format and, of course, I always love having the opportunity to talk about my favourite topic, my …

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Pirates of the Middle Ages by Helen Hollick

 Helen Hollick is a much-published and much-loved author of historical fiction and pirate-based adventure fantasy, and is a good friend to all new authors – like me! Today, I am delighted that Helen is ‘dropping anchor’ on my blog with a guest post. To explain... Helen has written a series of nautical Voyages based around …

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