I've been thinking about adventure a lot lately. Somehow, that turned into me writing an article for Threads on adventure and faith. It tells a couple of stories, one from a trip round Iceland last year, and one about taking a big step to move cities and be part of something new. It's also about how … Continue reading Adventuring
Who doesn't love book-related freebies? I'm excited to announce my first giveaway! The talented artist behind Funky Gibbons' crafts, jewellery and artwork (go check out her Etsy shop right now) has created Rhiannon's pendant from The Runaway and it looks gorgeous! If you've read The Runaway, you'll know that the three sections of the book are named after the … Continue reading Giveaway Time!
As she's just turned 201, I thought I'd share what I consider to be one of her most spot-on pieces of writing
Writing a first draft of a novel is like being 6 years old, putting on a tutu and dancing round your living room. Editing it is like refining those dance steps until you can pass an audition for Swan Lake. One is fun, rule-free and anything goes. The other takes far more discipline and work, … Continue reading Editing That Draft
Do you need a bitter black coffee or a syrup-sweet cup of froth to get your writing back on track?
I have a confession to make: before Saturday, I'd never been to a book launch event before. I've been to book signings, author talks, literature festivals and readings, but the launch of a new book was something totally new to me. So with little or no background knowledge, I figured it would be fun to … Continue reading Book Launch: The Runaway
We love seeing our heroes meet. It's why a film featuring Batman and Superman is generates more excitement than a film with just one of them (as long as the plot still makes sense, but that's a conversation for another day). So my brain made an excited squeaky noise when I saw that there's going … Continue reading Meeting Heroes
OK, I've been a published author for less than a week, so this list is still in its infancy. However, there have already been some weird and wonderful moments that I just wasn't prepared for. And as someone who overthinks EVERYTHING, being unprepared is a new feeling for me. The first time someone quoted my … Continue reading The 4 Most Surreal Moments of Being an Author So Far
Today's the day! Rhiannon is running away from home, and if you've pre-ordered The Runaway, it will be on its way to you now. It's been a long journey to get to this point, and it feels unreal to say that publication day is here. Over a decade ago, I wrote a short story in … Continue reading Publication Day: The Runaway
We all know there's no greater authority on winning at relationships than Jane Austen. So when it comes to Valentine's Day, we could all do with learning a thing or two from her characters. I studied her works at great length to extract these valuable lessons, so I hope you find them useful. If you're … Continue reading The Jane Austen Guide to Valentine’s Day