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Fortune Kookie cover

And here’s the paperback cover for ‘Fortune Kookie’. I love these covers! They have so much energy and feature images that fit with the books; the left-handed and prejudice themes for ‘Left Out’ and the paranormal/star signs for ‘Fortune Kookie’. I think Jessica Bell has done a fantastic job on the covers AND on the…
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Looking for Normal Teen Books

Very excited about my new books!

‘Left Out’ is a completely new edition of the book published by y Lolfa as ‘On The Other Hand’ and the new edition has real WOW factor! ‘Fortune Kookie’ Book 2 of the series, was published as an ebook (Crystal Balls) but I’ve had my cover designer Jessica Bell create an interior that makes the…
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Guide for Reading Groups: More Than One Kind

Life swap for a year; change your life forever. ‘You’re old and cold,’ are the words that end Anne Grüber’s three-year relationship with a fellow-teacher. A hurtful insult that she fears may be true. What chance does she have now of finding love or even an adventure? Then she sees an advert that will change…
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The Book Magnet reviews ‘No Bed of Roses’

When a blogger and Troubadours fan wanted to review my modern fiction, I was very nervous – I know that readers who like one of my (many) genres don’t always like the others. So happy and relieved to get a thumbs-up for No Bed of Roses from Michelle Ryles​ of The Book Magnet. I now…
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Benedictines and Bubbly

A week in the wilds of Languedoc-Roussillon was a wonderful family holiday but I did indulge in one visit to the 12th century. the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire is a historian’s dream and I couldn’t resist blogging about it here Sherlock and the Man has plenty of attention the rest of the week!

Historical Novel Society Conference, Oxford

I leave France on Thursday for a long weekend among ‘the dreaming spires’ and the chance to meet up with other historical novelists at the annual conference of The Historical Novel Society. My usual literary experience is the Hay on Wye Festival, which is more of a tents, mud and wellies affair 🙂 but I’m…
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Trickster Eric Blogger Reviews ‘Plaint for Provence’

A 5* review for ‘Plaint from Provence’ from writer/blogger Brian Wilkerson, author of the Trickster Eric books. ‘There is no Big Bad because Miss Gill skillfully creates a Grey-and-Grey-Morality setting, and what is more impressive is that she does this without making everyone into a morally ambiguous jerk.’ It’s fascinating to read what a fan…
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Northumberland UK, here I come!

Meet 3 wonderful writers and me - not to be missed

Strikes in France have me biting my nails re travel plans but it looks promising so with a fair wind for Northumberland I should get to an amazing event. The Four Fictionnaires are reading together in Rothbury Golf Club, June 20th, 7.30p.m. with an open bar and traditional music to create a northern welcome to…
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Guesting on Welsh Wednesdays

Big thanks to the wonderful historical fiction writer Christoph Fischer for inviting me onto his blog for a Welsh Wednesday. We met online but it turns out that Cristoph lives in my ‘other home’ in Carmarthenshire and is the driving force behind the Llandeilo Festival, which I hope to get to in 2017. meanwhile, here’s…
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Watching your medieval language

How far should a historical novelist make her language antique-sounding? here are some of my thoughts in a blog for Mary Anne Yarde. ‘Thou shalt be like totally awesome’