Some people simply adore Christmas, while others hate it with a passion - and it's easy to see why. On the one hand, Christmas is a major religious festival. On the other hand, it's a commercial circus gone ape. But religion and shopping aside, Christmas celebrates the birth of a child, the day when … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 24: Midnight Tracks
I'm having fun with my December blog challenge. Catching up with characters I used to spend much time with, showing off new stories, and - most of all - getting my head into gear for writing the next Jack and Gareth book by playing with short stories and snippets... it's a lot of work, but I'm … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 15: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #1
Explore any culture that takes your fancy and you're bound to come across everyday foods, and celebration dishes. It seems we all associate food with having a good time, and maybe also with all of us clubbing together to share that good time.Pot luck dinners, where every dinner guest brings a … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 2: Why a Celebration needs Food
Only one more day to go until Swings & Roundabouts is released. And yes, nerves... The best way to deal with those is work, but my mind isn't cooperating regardless of what I throw at it. Right now, I've got three unfinished manuscripts open at once (Starstruck, Healing Glass, and The Last … [Read more...] about Unwritten Scenes
Today's Throwback Thursday post looks a little more closely at House Hunt, the third book in Jack & Gareth's story. Except for the presence of Nico and Daniel, House Hunt ended up very much as I'd envisaged it when I planned the series. I don't outline in a detailed way. I tend to start with an … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Anniversary
It's May 1st, cover reveal day! I thought this day would never arrive, but... Swings & Roundabouts is up for preorder and I'm a guest over on The Novel Approach, where I'm showing off the cover and an exclusive Jack & Gareth story.Now it's time for a very deep breath and a Jack-worthy cup … [Read more...] about Swings & Roundabouts Cover Reveal!