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Author’s research notes: Carnival of Hope – Thereza’s mother trades her to an older man

The way in which younger women were expected to use their sexuality to seduce older men in order to get on in life, was one of the major themes which came across in my research for Carnival of Hope. In … Continue reading

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The lesser sin in my novel’s historical integrity and Goodreads giveaway

Road to Rebellion, my latest novel, is a historical saga set in Jamaica during the 18th Century. One of the main characters is Charles Morley, a sugar planter who finds himself having to mediate the confrontations between his slave lover … Continue reading

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How I approached one of the flagship scenes of my new novel Road to Rebellion:

Road to Rebellion is a historical novel that had been living in my head for many years, more than fifteen at least. I was due to start writing it in September 2013, but became distracted by another story which I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ravenfold by Kath Middleton 5*

Kath Middleton’s is an accomplished and distinctive voice in literature. I find it hard to believe this is her first fuller length book, as it read like someone who has been writing this form of fiction for years. We follow … Continue reading

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The lady said no! Get used to it. (Includes Goodreads giveaway)

One morning earlier this year, I left out very early again, to plant information sheets about my then new eBook, The Disease, inside free newspapers at train stations (shhh, I won’t tell them if you don’t). On my way to … Continue reading

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Do US readers prefer a different cover to UK readers?

I ask myself this because when I recently put up my original cover for Carnival of Hope on KBoards.com, mainly visited by US readers and writers, to get opinions for the paperback cover (in order to do a Goodreads giveaway … Continue reading

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