Hens Dancing

Hens Dancing

I’m over on http://cometbabesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ today, talking about my fictional romantic hero – David in Raffaella Barker’s delightful novel ‘Hens Dancing.’ Why not pop over and join the discussion about what makes a book boyfriend stand out?



You’re on a train, bored, and you pick up a free newspaper and look inside. There’s a column by a life coach – called Dr Wonderful – which claims to be able to transform your life, if only you read his advice and believe it. This so-called expert claims he can change things for the better, both professionally and romantically, but you need to trust him implicitly. What would you do? And what if that stranger in the corner of the carriage is actually your soulmate after all?

My latest short story, My Wonderful Life, is in the September fiction special of Woman’s Weekly. Read on if you dare!







This month’s Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special features my latest short story, The Muffin Man. What do you do when a tall, dark, handsome stranger walks into your workplace (a motorway services cafe) and orders his favourite cake – which happens to be yours too? If you’re a married woman with a queue of customers to serve you shouldn’t really join him at his table, should you? Or should you..?

I can’t resist the lure of a lemon muffin. What about you?




For all romcom fans out there – a chance to do something charitable for Valentine’s Day. Just click on Women’s Voices For Change and vote for your favourite romantic film of all time. For every vote, Women’s Voices For Change will donate five dollars to Babyheart, the charity dedicated to treating infant heart defects. More information about this can be found on author Tish Jett’s fabulous blog Femme d’un Certain Age

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My latest short story, My Favourite Things is featured in the current Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special – inspired by my favourite film, The Sound of Music. If you like romance and comedy and Captain von Trapp-type-heroes why not have a read? There’s a great new story by Margaret Drabble too, plus other Woman’s Weekly regulars.

Red roses are another of my favourite things (hence the pic!)

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Writing magazine Words With Jam is celebrating its fourth birthday this month – a great achievement by editor Jane Smith and her team. I’ve really enjoyed contributing to (and reading) the mag over the past four years, along with its other 4,000 subscribers. If you haven’t joined the subscription list then do – or ask someone to treat you to it for Christmas! It’s fun, informative and packed full of fab articles by fab writers – not that I’m biased or anything…

carrot cake by Olivia Miller

My latest short story, Fellwalking: a Couple’s Guide is available to read now in the current Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special (October 1st). It features two of my favourite things – Cumbria and carrot cake – alongside romance, comedy and some rather sinister sheep. If, like me, you enjoy a good read accompanied by a slice of cake and mug of tea, why not buy a copy? I’m in great company, alongside Della Galton, Janey Fraser and lots of other Woman’s Weekly regulars.