A Quarter of a Million Sales!

When I started work on my first novel back at university, I gave it to my friend to read. When she came back with the manuscript a few days later she shook her head solemnly and my heart sank. ‘Well?’ I asked. Her frown turned into a smile. ‘I loved it!’ But that was my […]

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Tweet Your Treat!

It’s nearly here – the release of The Little Village Bakery!  And we’d love you to join in the celebrations! For the next week or so I’m going to invite you all to TWEET YOUR TREAT – post a photo of a cake you’ve baked, a tasty morsel you’re about to tuck into (whether you’ve baked […]

Cakes have to follow the laws of physics too!

Yesterday, in the spirit of learning how to bake before The Little Village Bakery is released (see this post) I decided to try a recipe a friend had recommended as pretty much the easiest cake in the world to make. This post is about my attempt at Weetabix cake.  The recipe is here: Ingredients (serves 6) 300g self-raising flour 225g sugar […]

Christmas Wish Come True

At the beginning of my own writing journey, Jaimie Admans was one of the people who encouraged me to stick at it when I got down, and her support and friendship of me and other writers has been wonderful over the years. I also absolutely adore her stories and so I was probably almost as thrilled as she […]