You can't own a cat. That's a fact. Cats are independent, stubborn, aloof and very much their own creatures. They may choose to share their presence with you, but when they have had enough of company - or something more interesting presents itself - they're off with a twitch of whisker and a flick … [Read more...] about Pawprints on my Heart
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
So... welcome and thanks for stopping by!
The time of the Victorians is definitely not my favourite historical period. Just don't like the bigotry and two-facedness. That said, I've read a few amazing books set in Victorian England - even if I didn't seek them out myself. In my book, there's nothing wrong with having books recommended to … [Read more...] about Charmed by Magpie Magic
Have you ever been to a show or concert that was nice to look at but left you with that and so what? feeling at the end? Last night's Al Stewart concert at the Warwick Arts Centre wasn't one of those. Not by a long chalk.The venue was suitable, the lighting subtle, and the audience predisposed to … [Read more...] about When Skill Meets Passion You Get Magic
Release day was a hoot... and I got to hang out on Twitter, Facebook and tumblr much more than I usually do, chatting, noodling and drinking far too much tea. All while trying to answer some seriously tricky interview questions. Really, now...how can I choose just a single fictional character to … [Read more...] about Job Hunt On Tour
Wednesday, May 13th is the official release day for romantic suspense novel Job Hunt. It feels strange to think that a story that's been with me for so long and has gone through so many incarnations is suddenly "out there" and no longer just mine. It's also strange, because at many points during … [Read more...] about Release Day Fun!
Hey, I'm Jack Horwood. There, will that do? Why do I have to turn into a trained monkey, just because Jackie's book is coming out? It's too early for this stuff. Honestly. And I'm not a morning person, unless I'm still awake from the night before. Then it's okay.I suppose I promised. And the woman … [Read more...] about A Second Chance at Love?