Monthly Archives: January 2014

Book of the Week!

WTKAS Book of the week screen shot

Want to Know a Secret? is Book of the Week on Apple iTunes!

In case you don’t use iTunes much, that means it’s also free this week. If you download it, I hope that you like it. I had a lot of fun with that book, because I had to construct a double life for someone, and then allow it to affect someone else. It suited my plotty little mind.

The book’s also about money and family, and who thinks which is more important. (You don’t have to send me your answers – I think I already know.)

Money is an emotive subject, as I used to be told on training days when I worked in a bank. Some people, quite unexpected people sometimes, will act very badly when money is at stake.

How important is money to you? What would you do for it?

Would you put it ahead of someone you love …?



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‘Short and Sweet’, a one-day course on short story writing

New logoDo you fancy joining me at the gorgeous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Cambridge, England on the 25th January 2014?

That’s the day I’ll be leading the workshop ‘Short and Sweet’ for the lovely WriteStars organisation. From 10 till 4 that Saturday we’ll be looking at why we write short stories, how they can earn us money or add to our CV, how best to structure a short story and aim it at the right market … and all the many ways in which we can improve and tailor our writing to catch the eye of the right person. £95

You can see all of the WriteStars workshops here. Or just telephone 020 3078 7825 or email

If you prefer a day learning how to write a romantic novel, there’s 29 March, ‘How to Write a Romantic Novel in a Day’. Join me for a unique workshop at a fabulous location in the West End. We’re keeping the exact location secret until 9.30 am on 29 March – your very own magical mystery course, in a stunningly romantic location! £150 (£125 until 31 January 2014) Beware, though, there’s a dress code for this workshop venue – no jeans or trainers! (I’d better note the no jeans thing in my diary …)

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope that 2014 is a wonderful year for you.

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