rose petal bath

The time I… took one of those sexy rose petal baths

Yes indeedy, that is I... bathing in a tub resplendent with rose petals. This was about... God I think maybe ten years ago now... in a hotel somewhere in Oman. I was going through some old photos on Facebook when I found this one. It was born around the era us millennials will come to know as that time we stopped loitering outside Boots eating Monster Munch till our photos were printed, stopped sticking them in albums to be remembered...Read More

From Spalding Guardian to Mills & Boon

Last week a journo got in touch from my hometown in the UK, (Spalding, Lincolnshire) - behold, the land of tulips and tractors. I answered all his questions and sent a nice image of the new Mills & Boon book, however, he's printed my face instead and gone with the angle of 'Becky used to work here when she was at school.' [pdf-embedder url="" title="Guardian Free Press"]   Thanks Lincolnshire Free Press! You sure did inspire my creativity all those...Read More
Tempted by her hairy tarantula?

The truth behind my first Mills & Boon novel, Tempted by Her Hot-Shot Doc

I was asked recently how I got the idea for Tempted by Her Hot-Shot Doc, my very first Mills and Boon Medical romance. (It still feels weird to type that!) Honestly, while I'd like to say I had hot, steamy sex with a rich TV Star/doctor in a gushing waterfall in the Amazon rainforest, I didn't. I simply got eaten alive by sandflies, mocked by a German tourist called Bengo (he mocked me?!?) and tripped through rainbows on ayahuasca with...Read More

Review my very first Mills & Boon Medical Romance

I actually wrote one... a Mills & Boon! I remember reading my gran's Mills & Boon books all those years ago and wishing I could slip inside one of those hot pink covers and meet my Mr Right for real. Turns out I haven't yet, so I'm writing him into reality myself. This time it's a hot, sexy American doc, stuck in the Amazon jungle with a woman he can't resist, and a secret. Here are all the covers... 2...Read More

Thoughts on writing romance novels about real ‘live’ people…

As a writer I’d like to be able to subscribe to certain people’s WhatsApp conversations, you know? I think they’d be great character studies… like imagine if you could spy on relationships, especially romantic ones, from the sensual/ suggestive sexting to the sad point at which you’ve sunk so low you’re actually revelling in your own passive aggression, writing snarky one-liners, totally misusing grammar and emojis thanks to the pathetic tears clouding your eyes, and getting blocked. I’m sure WhatsApp...Read More

Croatia: Getting around in Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar

[caption id="attachment_5618" align="aligncenter" width="600"] View from Dubrovnik city wall[/caption] So, if you're here, you're probably looking for information on travelling to and around Croatia? You're in luck' because I just got back. I can only give you info on what we did, obviously, which was 2 days in Dubrovnik, one night in Split, 3 nights in Hvar and then back to Dubrovnik for 2 more nights. A lot of moving about in retrospect, but there you go! IMPORTANT TIP: Pack...Read More

Yay, I won an award!

It's a super duper awesome start to the new year, because after a long hiatus during which I've been working reeeeeeally hard and not blogging so much (sorry, I am still alive, honest!), I just found out I won an award for The Day Of The Wave, which I'd only just started writing this time last year. Where does the time go, seriously?! I won the number 1 Favourite Non-Fiction and Biography Book Award in the THE Book Club (TBC)...Read More


A moving, emotional romance based on real-life events. NOW FREE ON AMAZON! The Day Of The Wave follows Isla and Ben in the wake of surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.  Separated at sixteen with no idea of each other's survival the two meet by chance a decade later and soon it's clear that the sparks between them never went out. As Isla and Ben finally open up in Thailand, so too...Read More

Comedy night at the Canna Clinic…

Today I learnt two things. The first is that penguins have knees inside their bodies. Yes. Knees. Inside. I'm not even kidding. The second is that if you go to a comedy show in a cannabis clinic and don't smoke/consume a thing, you will get high anyway and you will laugh like a toddler on half a kilo of gummi bears, even at the jokes you know aren't funny. You will also laugh at people and things you shouldn't laugh...Read More

The Day of the Wave – Playlist

This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had putting a playlist together for a book. There were just so many great artists who inspired me and so many songs that seemed to fit perfectly with parts of The Day of the Wave. Here are my top picks, and you can play them, as well as the rest as you read by clicking the YouTube thingy up there! This Love – Tyrone Wells ‘You’re beautiful just as you are, you...Read More