Monday, 25 March 2013


With just three months to go before the third book in the Wintercraft series makes it onto US bookshelves, here's a peek at the cover (and new title)!

The image reflects one of my favourite scenes in the book and I just love it.

ARCs are already spreading out into the world and the book itself will be released in the US on 25th June.

For more information about Winterveil, click on over to

Thursday, 7 March 2013

World Book Day - Books From The Past

Once again, I've left it a while between blog posts, but since today is World Book Day I've popped in to share with you some of my favourite books from the past.  These are books I absolutely loved when I was younger and they still remind me of my childhood whenever I return to them, for lots of different reasons.

Here, in no particular order, are my memory makers.

Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl.

This was a real 'read by torchlight under the duvet' book for me when I was in junior school. I remember borrowing it from the 9+ section of the school library when I was seven and feeling very rebellious!

The House Of Tribes - Garry Kilworth.

This book will always remind me of the first proper stab I had at writing full length book chapters.  I enjoyed the story, decided to rewrite the last two chapters my own way - just for fun - and was bitten by the writing bug.

The Adventure Series - Enid Blyton.

The Sea of Adventure, The Island of Adventure, The Castle of Adventure... I read these books over and over when I was nine.

101 Dalmatians / The Starlight Barking - Dodie Smith.

I still keep a treasured hardback copy of these two stories.  The Starlight Barking  has stayed in my imagination and I think of it every time my dogs are barking outside, passing along messages of great importance to the neighbourhood dogs.


The Chronicles Of Narnia - C.S. Lewis.

I loved the later books in this series in particular: The Voyage Of The Dawntreader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.

 Which books are your memory makers?  And what are you reading right now?