My well-travelled writing desk

On X (formerly Twitter), Welsh author friend Tracy Rees posted recently that she has two desks, an “expensive oak-topped one” and a “cheap self-assembly one” she built twenty-three years ago and has “carried…from house to house…ever since.” I too have several desks...

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Introducing my new author alter ego, ‘Rose Warner’

This past week, I reached another milestone in my life and writing career. Thanks to my UK literary agent Kiran Kataria, I’ve signed a three-book deal for a new Second World War historical fiction series. These books, following three teachers who are evacuated with...

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A publisher visit, city life & special moments

If you follow my Facebook author page or X (formerly Twitter) you may know that this week I visited Harlequin (part of HarperCollins) in Toronto, Canada. Harlequin publishes my sweet romance Montana Carters books for Heartwarming, one of their series lines, and...

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A year of courage and possibilities: My words for 2024

While I usually choose my word of the year much earlier, in 2024 it’s taken longer than I expected. In fact, I’ve finally settled on two words rather than one but they’re linked. First is “courage.” Knowing already this year holds changes and challenges, I need the...

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“Let’s Talk Romance”

With Valentine’s Day, the month of February is often known as being focused on love and romance. This year, I’m delighted to be taking part in a special library event on Saturday, February 3rd, “Let’s Talk Romance,” organized by the Rideau Lakes Public Library in...

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