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Marilyn and the Students

When Marilyn Monroe arrived in England on 14 July 1956, she was met by hundreds of reporters, photographers and fans, all anxious to gain a glimpse of her. But while…

Publication Day is Here!

Wow! A year and a half after being commissioned to write The Little Book of Marilyn, it has now been published in the USA! WooHoo!! I’m absolutely thrilled to see…

What’s Inside The Little Book of Marilyn?

We’re getting closer and closer to the publication of The Little Book of Marilyn, and I couldn’t be more excited! Today I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak…

Clara Bow – Part Two

Welcome to part two of our story about Clara Bow’s relationship with secretary, Daisy DeVoe… Despite the items in the safety deposit box, the threats of blackmail and the financial…

Clara Bow – Part One

About three years ago, I wanted to write a book about silent film actress, Clara Bow. I have been fascinated by Clara for many years, and the thought of writing…

Writer’s Routine Podcast

I recently stumbled across an amazing podcast called Writer’s Routine and I’ve become completely addicted to it. Since I have a lot of readers and writers who visit my blog,…

Being a writer… Surviving the not-so-good bits.

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog or social media, you’ll know that before I was a writer, I worked as an assistant in a management library. I was…

Victorian Scandals – Another review!

I am delighted to tell you that The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones and other Victorian Scandals has received a terrific review in Crime Review magazine. Here’s a little of…

The Little Book of Marilyn Is Here!

Well, I had the best surprise ever this week! On Tuesday Cindy (my editor) emailed to say that The Little Book of Marilyn had arrived in the Running Press office!…

It’s The Girl’s Birthday!

The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist is now one year old! Whoo-Hoo!! Happy Birthday!! My books always give me joy in…