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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…

Don’t be afraid to say NO!

When I was still working at my day job, but desperate to become a full-time writer, I used to say yes to absolutely everything that came my way… I wrote…

Books I’ve Read

Since we’re now a third of the way through the year (how did that happen?!) I thought I’d give you a list of the books I’ve read so far. Don’t…

The countdown begins!

It’s now only two months before The Little Book of Marilyn is published! Woohoo! As you can see from the fabulous back cover, the book will have make-up and hair…

How I Get My Ideas

Lots of people ask how I find ideas for my books, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts about that today… Some of my ideas come to me through…