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  • Many thanks to Emma for inviting me to her blog page. Hi, my name is Pauline Morgan, a debut author of a cosy women’s fiction novel, The Ballynoon Friendship Circle, published in May 2021.   This year has been an inspiring time for me. Not only did I see my debut novel published as an eBook with SpellBound Books Ltd, but, in addition, I signed a further two-book deal with the same publishers. As a child, I always enjoyed writing. Even today, I write shopping lists or messages whenever I see fit for the

  • I read quite a lot, and always have at least a couple of books on the go, but at the beginning of the year I thought I'd take things a little more seriously and set myself a bit of a reading challenge. I hoped to read at least 50 books and I wanted to make an effort to get through at least some of the books that have adorned my shelves for years and I've never got round to. I ended up reading 87 books, which was a bit of a surprise,

  • Isn't 'Twixmas' a great word to describe this time of the year? I only heard it for the first time this week and love it. Oh, and do you like my llama (in the featured image)? His name is Larry and my husband made him for me when he couldn't find me a llama decoration in the shops. I hope you all had a lovely, peaceful Christmas, and were healthy and able to spend it with loved ones. I'll be honest, I'm going to find it tough to give up the cheese and

  • It feels like an absolute age since I last blogged, which is probably because it is! What can I say? Life got in the way!   What a wonderfully, busy, fun time we've had! I celebrated my 41st birthday (a blueberry cake the size of my head was involved, a beautiful walk around Dinas Island in Pembrokeshire, THREE birthday dinners and a night away in a very lovely hotel), my delicious husband turned 40 and we had an amazing few day in the Cotswolds and Devon to celebrate, and our 2nd eldest

  • 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