I’m a best selling author of warm and witty Regency romance for UK and US publishers.  I’m also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Society of Authors.

I drink too much tea and am addicted to cake, long walks and anything that makes me laugh. I live in a village in the heart of England and write whenever I can sneak away to my desk.

 

 

Quick fire question round:

Tea or coffee:
Tea.

Favourite drink:
Winter – damson gin, Summer – Pimm’s No. 1 cup.

Favourite colour:
Blue.

Favourite dish:
Oh, tough one!  I’d have to go for  Delia Smith’s Chicken with sherry vinegar and tarragon sauce or Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi.

Favouite dessert:
Cheesecake and anything with custard.

Favourite chocolate:
Lindor, Thornton’s Viennese Truffles or Hotel Chocolat Just Truffles.

Best Quality:
Kindness.

Worst defect:
Leaving things in the wrong place and not being able to find them afterwards.

Favourite literary hero:
Sir Waldo Hawkridge from The Nonesuch.

Manuscripts – longhand or type?:
Type.

Best ideas come when I’m:
Lying in a warm bubble bath, visiting historic houses or people watching.

Planner or seat-of-the-pants writer:
Bit of both.

My family think my writing:
Keeps me out of trouble.

Favourite writing snack:
Chocolate for inspiration, grapes for the waistline!

Fantasy dinner party guests:
Jane Austen, Duke of Wellington, Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Sir David Attenborough, George Bryan (Beau) Brummell, Maria Fitzherbert,  Georgette Heyer, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Stephen Fry, P.G. Wodehouse, Spike Milligan … how many more can I have?  Music provided by George Frederic Handel and AC/DC.