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 bands, TV shows, and movies (Cider with Rosie, Lairds and Liars, Equinox Ten, Full Throttle 3: Blood
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
Who doesn’t love free stuff? We all do, right? Right! I love free stuff, too, and that’s one of the big reasons why I run so many giveaways. I give away signed books, souvenirs from London related to my books (keychains, pins, book bags, bookmarks), and most of these contests
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
Reviews like this one make an author’s heart soar. Oh, Hypable! Oh, how I love thee! The folks at Hypable just read both London Belongs to Me and the just released London, Can You Wait? and they didn’t just like the books, they freakin’ LOVED THEM! Here’s a sampling of
“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.
It’s time to get your (Fall) drink on! And Brit+Co. has paired the best Starbucks seasonal drinks with top book picks this autumn. Top of the drink order is…London, Can You Wait? paired with…well, you’ll just have to read to find out!