I should write but I’m working rally hard to be evil stepmother

I surely never asked for this, but Mark came with the package, and one day, I unexpectedly became a stepmother. I have to tell you, I absolutely suck in it. In every fairytale stepmother is an evil witch that makes the child’s life miserable, and I truly aspire to this pinnacle of family relations, butContinue reading “I should write but I’m working rally hard to be evil stepmother”

Those night’s intimate moments

I don’t think I can live through this embarrassment. Have you ever wondered where the misunderstanding tropes came from in the books? Yeah, you guessed from the author’s real life. Yesterday, I committed one that would be great if I wrote a contemporary romance. I was on the late shift. Shit hit the fan inContinue reading “Those night’s intimate moments”

Iceland – my dream come true

I love to scroll through TikTok and news articles first thing in the morning when we have time to relax in bed. Mark reads his manga comics and peeks over my shoulder when I watch any funny stuff I find. Today, the first thing I saw was news about an Icelandic town evacuated because ofContinue reading “Iceland – my dream come true”

Storms and a hot cocoa

The weather is fickle in Cornwall; we have deep autumn, and that means storms lash the shores with the regularity of the clock. I know some people hate it or even are afraid of it. I understand this completely. Bashing wind and pouring rain drive them mad. For me, it is one of the bestContinue reading “Storms and a hot cocoa”

The book is out and I’m out too

Magic and Medicine is out in the world and I feel so incredibly tired. I don’t know why, but it felt like like a marathon this time. Now I’m sitting and twiddling my thumbs, waiting for recommendations, reviews and, of course sales whilst working in the meantime at my normal doctor job. I once askedContinue reading “The book is out and I’m out too”

I think Mark was trying to kill me

He is a wonderful man who drives and picks me up from work each time I’m working late. Especially since the weather in Cornwall is challenging at best, and pouring rain happens more often than not. So yesterday, he came as usual, and I had loaded myself into a car. My head is still inContinue reading “I think Mark was trying to kill me”

Word of mouth–and why an author would beg, bribe and kill for a good street team.

I’m going all guns blazing with the promotion of Magic and Medicine because I believe this book is good enough to be our breakthrough on the market, but yesterday proved what really matters is word of mouth. While I was writing Season’s War, I met reader-turn-friend and artist Reina, and every now and again, weContinue reading “Word of mouth–and why an author would beg, bribe and kill for a good street team.”

It’s the 21st century and they gave them a fucking bell ;p

I was on shift at the hospital today, and… safe to say I almost peed myself laughing, but not just me. My colleague, a medical specialist consultant, was there too, and the story our nurses told during their lunch break left us helpless for a good 20 minutes because we couldn’t stop laughing. So theContinue reading “It’s the 21st century and they gave them a fucking bell ;p”

Should I call an exorcist?

I’m the happy stepmother of a teenager. Yeah… I know it sucks sometimes, but I’m hoping it will get better with age, and I won’t have to pick up dirty pants and half-eaten sandwiches from her room. Also, maybe with years, we will have more social animal who will emerge from her cave more oftenContinue reading “Should I call an exorcist?”

Ups and Downs

Being a writer sometimes feels like you suffer from bipolar personality disorder. Yesterday, I came home from work too tired to even produce one coherent sentence, not to mention writing an elaborate plot for The Royal Inspector. Too tired to do anything but a couple of promo posts, I felt so bad about it thatContinue reading “Ups and Downs”