Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

February 10, 2018 Helena Fairfax 0

American author JQ Rose and I have been online friends for years (…and soon to meet in real life!!) I interviewed JQ Rose in the very early days of my blog (interview here) and we had a great time. There were lots of brilliant comments and I got to find out so much about Mackinac… Continue reading Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

Struggle and suffrage: celebrating 100 years since the first women gained the vote

February 3, 2018 Helena Fairfax 0

Centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 6th February 2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, when all women over the age of 30 who met certain property restrictions were granted the vote for the first time. The Act also gave the right to vote to all men over… Continue reading Struggle and suffrage: celebrating 100 years since the first women gained the vote

Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

January 20, 2018 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s the first authors’ Round Robin of the year, and another thought-provoking topic for me, both as a writer and an editor. Whose point of view do you like to use when writing your novels? And do you switch between characters? If so, how? I’ve actually been thinking a lot recently about how other writers… Continue reading Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

January 20, 2018 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s the first authors’ Round Robin of the year, and another thought-provoking topic for me, both as a writer and an editor. Whose point of view do you like to use when writing your novels? And do you switch between characters? If so, how? I’ve actually been thinking a lot recently about how other writers… Continue reading Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

The Queen of Victorian psychological thrillers

December 21, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Project Gutenberg has hundreds of old Victorian and Edwardian novels available for free download, and some of them make a cracking read. I went through this list of Edwardian novels on Flavorwire recently and read The Benefactress, by Elizabeth von Arnim (available here). It’s just the sort of romance I love – the author is funny,… Continue reading The Queen of Victorian psychological thrillers

For Outlander fans…Author @Lizzie_Lamb on the atmospheric coast road from Edinburgh to Brora

December 2, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

If you’re a fan of Outlander – or if you love Scotland as much as I do – then I have a treat in store today. Scottish author Lizzie Lamb recently undertook the Coast Road 500 trip around Scotland.  Lizzie’s here today with some wonderful photos and description of her travels. Thanks for dropping in,… Continue reading For Outlander fans…Author @Lizzie_Lamb on the atmospheric coast road from Edinburgh to Brora

The romance of France, some photos of beautiful Lyon, and a Kindle deal

November 24, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

  This week, from 24th November until 30th November 2017, my contemporary romance, The Silk Romance, is a Kindle deal. If you haven’t read it yet, and would like to, here’s the download link to purchase at the discounted price of 99p/99c. (If you prefer print books, or you’re looking for Christmas present ideas, The Silk Romance is… Continue reading The romance of France, some photos of beautiful Lyon, and a Kindle deal

Ten classic Christmas books for readers of all ages

November 18, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Another month, another Round Robin! This month’s subject is set by American author Rhobin Courtright. What stories have you written or read where a holiday takes place? Do the holidays ever make it into one of your stories? British readers would answer this question differently from how I guess Rhobin has meant it. For us,… Continue reading Ten classic Christmas books for readers of all ages

The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1

November 11, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s a great please to welcome romance author, friend and fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member Marie Laval today. I got to know Marie through my first novel, The Silk Romance, which is set in Lyon, which is where Marie comes from. I first interviewed Marie here on my blog almost five years ago, and since… Continue reading The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1