Wednesday, 22 June 2016

5 things you should know about Welcome to the Wallops.

Things you should know about The Wallops.

1- It’s a contemporary romance. I haven’t written one of those since forever, they tend to bore me as there’s no werewolves, ghosts, or villainy. In fact, the only other contemp rom I’ve written was my debut novel Falling Star, everything else has been tampered with werewolves, ghosts, and villainy.

2- Welcome to the Wallops is in the ‘girl-meets-girl-loses-girl-meets-girl again-hates girl-but secretly falls in love with her’ category. It’s about ‘exes-who-hexes’ each other (I renamed the category). I used the ‘exes-who-hexes’ theme before in Erosistible. This clicked with me to the extent that I backfilled Renata and Jane's history and made them guests at the Villa Eros when Benny lost her mind (literally) over her ex, Winifred. It was strangely satisfying to have a crossover point in my little literary universe. A six degrees of separation for my characters.

3 - I loved the world building of the valley with its villages and communities so much that I decided to make this a short series so I could visit there again. It’s a selfish tourism, I know. The trade-off is you get another book and find out more about the secret of St. Poe while I get to wallow in the East Sussex scenery, a county I lived in for over ten years.

4 - Welcome to the Wallops is also a rom-com. It's carefree and delightful (like the mind that created it). I can’t help it. I see the ridiculous in everything. It’s the giggler’s curse. 

5 - There actually is a place in the UK called The Wallops. I found this out after I completed the book. Who’d have guessed?

6 - And a 'for free bonus point' - I rewrote Renata to look like the lady on the cover. She has the right bitchy attitude, all I needed was to change the hair colour. :)

Welcome to the Wallops is available RIGHT NOW from the Ylva webstore at:
and all other outlets from 29th June.

Monday, 25 April 2016


A great big thank you to the wonderful Gill McKnight for allowing me to post this on her blog. I didn’t have to threaten her or anything. She said she was “more than happy” to let me. Ah-may-zing!

So what do I have to tell you all about? Well, I was going to do one of those I-just-released-a-new-book-so-you-should-go-out-and-buy-it blogs, but the thought of that just made me go a bit…meh. You know what I mean? I mean, I’m English, I don’t really do the tough sell. I’m more a what-you-want-to-buy-my-book-are-you-sure kind of girl. But, someone decided to print it and told me to “suck it up” and start telling people about it.

So, I decided to do that in my own way, mostly because I don’t like being told what to do, but partly because that’s just the way I am.

The book is called Collide-O-Scope and it’s a murder mystery set on the North Norfolk Coast. During the course of writing this book I got so involved with the characters and their world that I wrote Newspaper articles about the murder and the subsequent investigation. Yes, it’s a little bit…OCD? OTT? Yeah, probably a bit—or a lot—of both of those. But I found that it helped me and it made my girlfriend laugh. So I thought it might make you laugh a bit too. After all, she isn’t as weird as me.


An unidentified woman is found murdered on the North Norfolk Coastal Path and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and Kings Lynn’s CID have the task of figuring out whom, how, and why. A job that’s made more difficult when every one of the forty residents in the village has something to hide and answers her questions with a string of lies.

Georgina Temple has her own secrets to keep, and her own reasons to keep them. But her growing attraction to Kate makes it increasingly difficult to keep them.

Kate’s investigation into the woman’s death brings delves into the heart of the tiny fishing village where nothing and no one is quite what they seem.

If you’re interested in buying the book, you can do that here

If you’d like to read some of the other newspaper front pages that I created, you can do that here