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Ship of dreams

The harbour, a short walk from my house. In the evening after a good day’s writing I go to a little cafe outside the harbour where there is a soft sea breeze and relax as I watch the boats and passers-by.

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Letting go in order to move forwards

Feeling love, in many ways, is easy. Letting go in order to really, truly give your heart is harder. In my novel Burning Embers, Rafe is a man who is haunted by his past. He is unable to let go of a difficult situation in which he found himself and

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Writing on paper

The modern writer has a choice: paper or PC? Of course, PC is the most practical – but does it, I wonder, help or hinder the creative process? Wherever I go, in my handbag I keep a small notebook, so that when an idea walks into my mind I can

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One of my hideaways

A small municipal garden not far from the house looking onto the most fabulous sea views splashing over the rocks. I sit in the shade of the pins parasols (the umbrella trees) and think out my most romantic love scenes. I usually have the place to myself, especially in the spring and

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Marriage in romance novels

I’ve been reading romance novels since I was a young girl, and years ago, in more traditional times, the happy ending at the end of a book was wrapped up in marriage. Either the hero proposed to the heroine, or, usually in an epilogue, they stood at an alter and

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Love is a temporary madness

One of my favourite quotes about love is from the book Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières: “Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so

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