Saturday, 10 February 2018

Blog tour highlights

The Stand By Me blog tour is over – and what fun it was to do.

Thanks to the book bloggers who took part with such passion and enthusiasm. You’re all fantastic!

Here are a few of my favourite quotes about the book that popped up along the way:

‘One of those stories which gives you a lovely warm feeling inside.’ 

‘A book to snuggle up with and immerse yourself in which, despite the tears at the end, leaves you feeling uplifted. Wonderful!’ 
Bloomin’ Brilliant Books

‘A story that will pull you in and entrance you till the very end. I didn’t want it to finish.’ 
Echoes in an Empty Room

‘A joy to read and a most deserving 5 star rating.’ 
Boon’s Bookcase

'Sensitively and superbly written. The writing style is such that I was sucked in from the very first word on the very first page and I was under the book’s spell until the last word on the last page.’ gingerbookgeek

‘Pick up the book today and prepare yourself for an uplifting and glorious journey!’ 
Kristin’s Novel Cafe

‘A superb tale of love, loss and the value of real friends who will do anything for those they love. An outstanding novel that deserves to be read far and wide.’ 
Books of All Kinds

I also wrote several guest blogs on the subject of writing. Below are some links in case you missed them:

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Big thanks to the book bloggers

So it’s publication day at last for my third novel, Stand By Me. Hooray!

It’s always very exciting – and a little nerve-racking – when your book is released into the wild. Do let me know if you enjoy it, as it’s wonderful to hear from happy readers. And if you have time to post a quick review on Amazon, that’s always welcome and hugely helpful.

As with my previous two novels, I’m lucky enough to have a blog tour to celebrate publication – and I’m happy to report that it’s the longest one yet.

Over the next few weeks, various lovely book bloggers will carry reviews, extracts, Q&As and guest posts. See the picture above for details of where and when.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank-you to all those taking part. Your interest and enthusiasm is very much appreciated.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Audio treat

Can’t wait until 11 January for Stand By Me to come out?
I’ve got your back.
You can listen to an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of the audiobook, read by the fantastic Luci Fish, below.
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Nineties nostalgia

Remember when Right Said Fred​ were too sexy, Kris Kross​ had you jumping with your jeans on back to front at school discos & The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air​ was on BBC2?

Travel back to the best decade ever - the 90s - for a heartwarming tale about the power of friendship.

STAND BY ME. Out 11 Jan.

Pre-order today for just £1.99 by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Cover reveal

Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby present the cover of my third novel, Stand By Me.

It’s a fresh, different look from my last two books and, I must say, I’m delighted with it.

Thanks to all the lovely folk at my publisher, Avon HarperCollins, for coming up with such a fantastic, eye-catching design.

You can pre-order by clicking HERE.

Now roll on 11 January when you’ll all be able to get your hands on a copy...

Saturday, 18 November 2017

New novel

Stand by, folks. 

It’s almost time to say hello to my latest book, which will be released in January, as you can see from the teaser picture above.

I’m really excited about this one, which will be my third published novel.

Stand By Me is a whole new story, with a fresh set of characters that I hope you love as much as I do.

However, I can tell you that there’s a special guest appearance from someone you’ve already met in Time to Say Goodbye. 

I saw the opportunity to revisit this particular character and just couldn’t resist having a little catch-up with them.

I can’t wait for you all to read it.

Watch this space for more information as we get closer to release date.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Literary festival

I’m looking forward to appearing at Burnley Literary Festival on Friday 6 October.

I’ll be talking about my books, reading from my next novel and offering advice to budding new authors. 

If you fancy coming along, you’ll be very welcome indeed. 

The event is at Burnley Central Library at 1.30pm.

Order your FREE tickets here:

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