Meet the Character – Charles Ferrers from The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

I know some of my follower will have migrated from over my old author website and have been following me since I started my journey as a writer nearly six years ago. It was a humble start, scribbling short stories and half thought ideas, until I eventually came up with my Sophie Morgan Vampire Series Books. I republished them independently in 2016 after my US publisher closed. I’d had a stab before then on an indie basis, and I know many of you will know me even from then. But I’m also aware that many of you will be completely…

#RealMumsWorking : a new interview series coming soon

As you know, I’m a working mum. There are a lot of us out there. We face challenges that sometimes feel unique. It’s stressful. Of course that’s true for all parents, mums, dads, those who stay at home, those who don’t. But I want to give us working mums a bigger voice and an opportunity to showcase the variety of experience we have. So I’m starting an interview series. Each week I will be posting a short interview with a different working mum. It’s a quick Q&A which you’ll be able to read while you’re boiling a kettle. I hope…

Mud and Bloom : a monthly nature and craft subscription box for children

I’m always wary of subscription services, but Mud and Bloom is a complete treat for those wanting to encourage their kids to get out in nature and for adults who aren’t naturally good at craft.  The lovely Anja, owner and creative mind behind Mud and Bloom sent me a sample to review, so how I could say no? I should add a disclaimer though, I grew up with keen gardeners so I’m quite good when it comes to growing things, and I’m also quite good at certain crafts. However, when it comes to combing the two I’m lacking, I’m never…

About my books: meet the character – Sophie, from the Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

Against the tradition of many good vampire slayers, Sophie Morgan is completely ordinary. Painfully so. She’s done everything that her family or the world  has asked of her – stayed away from boys, worked hard through school, gone to university and has got herself a job. Raised by her single teen mother and her grandparents, she’s practical, down to earth and has a work ethic which would make any employer proud. But then life takes a turn, one which we she won’t ever quite recover from.. Sophie has only dated one guy seriously and when he unceremoniously and rather surprisingly…

Reality TV and role models of tomorrow

I am not afraid to admit to my guilty pleasure –  reality TV shows.. They are the ones that I get secretly excited about. The ones that I set a reminder in my diary for when the new series is due to begin. As a sociological study, I find some of these thoroughly entertaining. I’ve even become a recent convert for Love Island, thanks to all the chatter about it and to the disappointment of my husband.  My husband just calls it car-crash TV and says that everyone is reprehensible. I don’t like all reality TV.  but there are a handful…

Breaking up with your Boss: knowing when it’s time

Your relationship to work is often like a romantic one. You commit to it with the best of intentions. It feels like a good match, promises are made, you look forward to the good times, and you talk yourself out of how bad the bad times are sometimes. In short, sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you just grow apart. I’ve recently spent some time coaching someone through a resignation. The details of how to resign well (yes there is a good way to do it) is something I will come back to again. But there’s more to…