4th Dec 2011
She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories, poems, cakes and biscuits that make people happy. She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories.
Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.
Do you ever write Naked?
I do remember a particularly hot Summer where I wrote in the near nude a few times. I tend to not write in the nude though, it distracts the husband. ;)
How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
I cry, stomp my foot and pout a little then I get over myself, remember you can’t please all the people all the time and that all publicity is good publicity and I carry on regardless!
What was the name of your first computer?
Hmmm, good question. My current laptop is called Connie, I had Melissa the Mac and I can’t remember the names of earlier ones. They all get named though.
How would you describe your latest book in 4 words?
Christmas, passion, heat and ice!
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Remaining sane? What? I wasn’t sane to start with! I maintain my insanity by writing when the voices in my head demand it. ;)
What was the greatest thing you learned at school?
Words are beautiful things that are malleable and fun to play with.
Are you fun to go on holiday with?
Depends. I like to get up early, walk, visit museums and castles and play on the sand. I’m also partial to minature railways and things that evoke my childhood. I think most people enjoy holidaying with me!
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Lots of veg for the guineapigs, half an apple pie from the Christmas fair and an open tin of sweetcorn. My daughter loves the stuff.
What’s the most important part of a pizza?
The bit in my mouth… ;)
Always Christmas in Lincoln
It isn’t really always Christmas in Lincoln but when Felicity gets her man it feels like it.
Felicity hates Christmas. It reminds her of a traumatic event from her childhood. She thinks the Permanent Christmas shop is tacky, with its windows full of trees and tinsel all year round and would rather it disappeared from her picturesque home town.
When she discovers that Carl, who she lusts over every time she sees him in the tea rooms, is in fact the owner of Ho, Ho, Ho! She’s not quite sure what to think. It takes a sexy meeting in the middle of a fake winter wonderland to make her realise the advantages of Christmas in the middle of summer.
As time passes, Carl and Felicity indulge in more sexy liaisons but as Christmas approaches Felicity doubts whether she is anything more than a sensual distraction for the festive shop owner and when her handsome ex, Sean, sweeps into town on a quest to win her back she finds she has a tough decision to make.
Can Carl and his Christmas cheer win over her hardened heart?