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My Dream Wedding Dress

In ‘A Christmas Wedding in the Cotswolds’ Immi Tolliman has six months to plan her wedding. But she also has six months to organise a fund raiser to build a children’s playground in Aysbury, a small village close to the lock and adjoining marina. This Christmas they...

Amsterdam, here we come! (The story of Lil’s Bus Trip.)

The setting for my latest novel Lil’s Bus Trip is a special one for me. Lil, the main protagonist, takes the ferry from Southampton and, with her daughter Cassie, her friend Maggie and a minibus load of other people from the local pub, she travels through Normandy, to...

Top tips for getting back to gatherings  

Writing We Belong Together in the pandemic might explain the main character Eleanor’s desire to create a retreat for people to escape the stress and strain of day to day life. I absolutely loved writing about the Damson Farm retreat because creating opportunities for...

Apple & Almond Cake Recipe

Apple & Almond Cake Recipe

75g wholemeal self-raising flour 75g ground almonds 150g sugar 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon 150g melted butter 2 eggs 2/3 apples Icing sugar for dusting   Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F Grease and line a deep round cake tin with baking parchment Mix the dry...

Postcard from Venice

My new book, In Just One Day, is set partly in one of my favourite Italian cities, Venice. I first visited as a teenager, one of our stops on an inter-railing tour across Italy and France. I remember walking the streets of this floating city hoping that one day I...

Meet Julie!

Meet Julie!

Gold Digger by Gillian Godden is out now! Feisty, Blonde and strong willed. fun loving Julie Gold is a survivor from the slums of Liverpool. Raised by an alcoholic mother and stepfather, the only love she has ever known is for her young sister. Julie has done...

My Christmas Number One Epilogue by Leonie Mack

My Christmas Number One Epilogue by Leonie Mack

‘Gahd, this is so boring.’ ‘I did warn you.’ Javi tugged on his daughter’s hair and pretended to watch the procession of men and women in fatigues, the yellow, blue and red of the Colombian flag splashed everywhere, from the shirts of the spectators to the face paint...

Writing Fiction When The World Stops…

Writing Fiction When The World Stops…

(or, how not to be a writer during a global pandemic!!) I wrote most of Just For The Summer during the autumn of 2020, which, as I’m sure no-one needs reminding, was bang in the middle of a global pandemic. It really wasn’t meant to be that way!  Turn the clock back...

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