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  • Confession. I’m not who I say I am.   My second contemporary love story, ‘The Art of Loving You’ is newly published under the name, Amelia Henley, but Amelia Henley is not my real name.     My writing career began with a bang, literally. Someone ran into the back of my car which exacerbated a pre-existing medical condition and suddenly I lost much of my mobility. Unable to walk unaided, my world became very small. Very dark. It wasn’t long until clinical depression joined the chronic pain I was experiencing and I wondered whether

  • My latest contemporary romance, Her Sister's Baby (, was published last week.     I was determined to make the day feel special, and had a lovely time: the day was full of books, cherry and almond cake, and chips,  and included a surprise afternoon out to visit Waterstones in Swansea. I was treated to new books and the most gorgeous journal, which I'm not sure I'll ever have the audacity to use. There was a special bottle of wine opened and a Big Bang Theory marathon in the evening to finish things

  • It’s been a week since the publication of Her Sister’s Baby, my new contemporary romance, and what a fun ride it’s been thanks to the fantastic blog tour organised by my publishers, Spellbound Books, and run by the Zooloo’s Book Diary blog. This was my first official book tour, and I just loved it! It was so lovely to check Twitter every morning to see what had been shared. Of course, there was also always a little flutter of nerves, what if one of the bloggers didn’t like it?! Thankfully they all

  • My brand new romance, 'Her Sister's Baby', is available to pre-order on Amazon now! It's published by the lovely Spellbound Books Ltd, and will be released on June 1st! 𝑨 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒇, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒖𝒏𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔. Amazon: Amazon Amazon Amazon I'm so excited about publication day, I've booked a table at a seafood restaurant on the Welsh coast that I've heard really good things about, I may even have to have a cheeky cocktail to celebrate

  • My 2021 reading challenge ( has been so much fun – I’ve read some books I’ve been meaning to get around to for years, some books by favourite authors of mine, some by authors who are friends, some books by authors I’d never heard of before, and it doesn’t look like I’ll have too much trouble hitting my target of 52 by the end of the year. I have decided, however, to add a little caveat to my challenge: as well as posting about the books I’ve read and tagging the

  • Ever since reading Little Women as a child I wanted to be a writer. Maybe even before that, I don’t know, because I was tremendously precocious and had poems published when I was seven years old. But so often ‘real life’ gets in the way and my path to publication has been more akin to a game of snakes and ladders than anything else. I became a writer within a year of leaving college – a copywriter in a PR agency. I loved working in publicity and promotions in London in my

  • Here's the cover for my new book, Her Sister's Baby, due out on June 1st. Preorders can be made from Monday 10th May!   Here's the blurb: 'Woken in the middle of the night by the horrific news that her estranged sister has been killed in a fatal car crash, Sophie abruptly finds herself guardian to a niece she never knew existed. The baby gives Sophie a way out of her grief and a focus to her life, but the unexpected appearance of Samson, Alana’s father, wanting his daughter to now live with him,

  • With a global pandemic still very much surrounding us and affecting our day-to-day lives as well as life-changing events such as getting married and being able to meet a special someone, books set in contemporary times are still very much being written and published (thank goodness!). So, how are writers, and romance writers in particular, dealing with setting their fictional works in either 2020 or 2021 i.e. a world dominated by Covid-19? A world where we haven’t been able to hug, kiss, go out to meet new people, or get stuck

  • Hello there! Silly old me forgot to update you all that my lovely publisher, Spellbound Books, decided to push back the release of my first book with them to June 1st! They think it makes the perfect summer read because ‘Her Sister’s Baby’ is pure escapism and is even set at the seaside. I’m sorry readers are having to wait a bit longer, but it’ll be worth it!   I’ll be receiving edits from my editor at the end of this week, and am really looking forward to getting stuck back into the

  • I have a confession to make. I’m an unfaithful reader. It’s rare for me to read one book at a time. I can hear you now…sacrilege! I know. But it gets worse. They are usually different genres. Currently, I’m reading a romance (The Princess Trap), a young adult mystery/suspense (One of Us Is Lying), and a sci-fi/fantasy (Seveneves). Just this past week I finished a horror (Nocturnal) and a paranormal cozy mystery (Accidentally Hexed). Some might hint that I have attention issues and they wouldn’t be wrong. I’m a multitasker. I handle

  • It’s been well over a year now since Covid-19 first made an appearance, and since then people’s lives have been very different indeed.   I was interested to find out how the pandemic has affected writers in particular, both in how they go about their writing and taking into account how the publishing process may have changed.   My husband and I already worked from home and so our day to day work lives haven’t really been very different, but I’m aware that an awful lot of writers have had to change their writing

  • It’s not long now until Valentine’s Day is upon us again.   I may be in the minority, but I look forward to it. My husband and I don’t usually exchange gifts, but we make each other cards, make some cocktails, and cook a special supper together, bribing the kids with video games and pizza so we get some time to ourselves.   I know a lot of people think Valentine’s Day is a bit of a waste of time, and I agree we should make a fuss of people we love and let