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The Inspriation for An Island in the Sun by Kate Frost

The Inspriation for An Island in the Sun by Kate Frost

In 2019, when we needed someone to look after our dog Frodo while we were away, we joined TrustedHousesitters. After setting up our profile, uploading plenty of photos of our house and a rather photogenic Frodo, then publishing the dates of when we needed a sitter, we...

The Healing Power of Nature by Debbie Howells

The Healing Power of Nature by Debbie Howells

My favourite places are wild places – secret beaches where the sand meets the ocean, where you can wade out and feel the coolness of the salty water. Places to stand barefoot on dry earth, listening to cicadas, feeling the sun on your skin. Forests of ancient trees,...

Heroic Cats and the inspiration for A Date to Die For by E.V. Hunter

Heroic Cats and the inspiration for A Date to Die For by E.V. Hunter

Heroic Cats and the inspiration for A Date to Die For by E.V. Hunter Those of you who have read books written by me as Evie Hunter or Wendy Soliman will be well aware of my love for animals. I don’t think any of the 100 or more books I’ve written have failed to have...

Motherhood in The Cuckoo Sister by Alison Stockham

Motherhood in The Cuckoo Sister by Alison Stockham

On Motherhood   Being a parent is hard. I think everyone knows that but nothing really prepares you for how hard and how much you are likely to find yourself second guessing every decision you make. Humans are designed to be raised in a village, with many pairs of...

The Inspiration behind Murder at the Mill by Debbie Young

The Inspiration behind Murder at the Mill by Debbie Young

At the start of this story, Sophie is feeling a little restless after spending nearly a year in her new village home, so winning a writing retreat couldn’t have come at a better time for her. She is also wondering about the future of her relationship with Hector, who...

The Inspiration behind Springtime for Murder by Debbie Young

The Inspiration behind Springtime for Murder by Debbie Young

I love writing books with a strong sense of the season, and my favourite season is the spring, so I really enjoyed writing this one! The story takes place in the early part of the spring, when the Cotswold countryside is filled with a succession of cheery flowers,...

My Moment of Television Fame by Jessica Redland

My Moment of Television Fame by Jessica Redland

My latest release, Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn, features farmer Barney Kinsella who’s struggling to find someone special with whom to share life on the farm. When his sister Fizz – fed up with him repeatedly choosing women completely unsuited to life on a farm –...

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