Friday, December 14, 2012

The Hobbit, Writing and Christmas....

Yesterday I went to see Peter Jackson's The Hobbit and, well, fell in love...with Thorin. If one man could make Tolkien's dwarves sexy it would be Richard Armitage....But aside from that I loved being back in that world.

I first read The Hobbit when I was thirteen. My English teacher Miss Walsh recommended it to me...I loved it. I loved the runes and the magic. I loved the elves. I introduced my children much sooner to it...and the boys are totally absorbed into the world but for different reasons, but that is part of the magic. The Hobbit and The Lord of Rings...offer so many thing for so many people....

To link this all together, I have begun writing again - a long story story or maybe a novella, A Cornish Carol. It's an idea that has been whizzing around in my head for a while. I took pen, yes pen, to paper and began this week and I now know that my hero looks just like Richard Armitage not as Thorin though. I will have to do a tremendous amount of research....I may be gone a while...

Christmas is almost upon us and I am woefully unprepared this year, but I am confident that it will all happen. I long to arrive in Cornwall and begin the process of making it happen but not yet...London still holds me while I tie up lose ends here...

Are you ready for Christmas?

Monday, December 03, 2012


I was going to post about my signing at Waterstones Truro and the Cornish Compendium (a mini du Maurier Festival) with Veronica Henry and the Dubai 7s but I was on on Amazon and saw this!!!!

Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year.
Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when its new owner arrives, it's clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone.
As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.

The book is out in May 2013...and it would be great if you could like it on Amazon here.