One of the fun parts about writing a book is how you can let your imagination run wild. You don’t have to stay rooted in reality and can make up shops, restaurants, even names of TV shows and movies (Lairds and Liars, and Full Throttle 3: Blood Lust, anyone?). But
Food, glorious food! My characters like food a little bit TOO much, but hey, that’s one of the reasons why we get along so well! They eat, they drink, and they think about junk food (mostly) far too often. So, let’s go on a gastronomic tour of the good, the
Welcome to where it all begins! It’s at the heart of my first two books, London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait?, it’s Alex’s first London home, and the place where so much of her story unfolds. Let’s visit London Fields! London Fields—located in Hackney, East London—goes back
How would you like to meet your favourite author? Thanks to PGC Books, that chance rolled my way in mid-November when they arranged for me to interview Sunday Times bestselling author, Karen Swan. Yes, THAT Karen Swan—renowned author of huge international favourites such as Christmas at Tiffany’s, Christmas Under the Stars,
Please read… Well, this news was not the welcome home present I wanted…just back from the UK, I discovered this afternoon that some unscrupulous online ‘shops’ are creating & selling pirated paperbacks of my novels. This revelation is in addition to the battle I’ve been waging for the past year
Friday, November 10 was book signing day! At the midtown Toronto Indigo store (Yonge and Eglinton), I signed copies of both London Belongs to Me and the just released London, Can You Wait?, gave out bookmarks, and met fellow book lovers—both old and new friends! I wish we snapped photos
The National… In a previous blog post, I explored all the theatres featured in London Belongs to Me, but one theatre—the National—appeared more often than the others, so I felt it deserved its own post. When I visit London, I probably spend more time here than anywhere else, so it
London, Can You Wait? couldn’t have received a better welcome! Last Wednesday, friends and family helped me toast my second book with a bash at the Wickson Social in downtown Toronto. We ate (mini fish ‘n’ chips, beef sliders, goat’s cheese bites and much more), drank, and made merry—and new
A playlist of songs that inspired—and are featured in—my latest new adult contemporary novel, London, Can You Wait? … a story of love, loss, secrets and ambition, published October 26, 2017 by Kirkwall Books.
“Do you think we need anything else for the gift bags?” I keep asking my husband that question and every time, he looks at me like I’m crazy. I can’t help it. I want everyone coming to the London, Can You Wait? book launch party tonight to enjoy the evening.