Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

May 27, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question: Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? This is another topic that has… Continue reading Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

May 27, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question: Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? What are your thoughts and experiences with this? This is another topic that has… Continue reading Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

Win 25 books with @AuthorsXP, plus new Amazon bestseller charts

May 19, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

How would you like to have all your summer reading sorted, as well as discover new authors you might not otherwise have read? Every day from now until Tuesday 23rd May 2017, the team at the website Authors Cross Promotion  are running a competition. By entering here, you could win one of two “grand basket” prizes of twenty-five eBooks, or… Continue reading Win 25 books with @AuthorsXP, plus new Amazon bestseller charts

Good to meet you…author @MaggieCammiss

May 13, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

May is my favourite month. The garden is coming into bloom, the heather on the moors is tinged with green, and best of all – it’s stopped raining. It’s still too cold to sit with my guest today in the garden, though, but I’ve got a pot of tea for Maggie Cammiss, and – in good old Yorkshire tradition… Continue reading Good to meet you…author @MaggieCammiss

Contemporary romance A Way from Heart to Heart – free on Kindle

May 7, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

I’m writing this post to let you know my publishers have made my novel A Way from Heart to Heart free on Amazon until May 9th 2017. If you haven’t already read my contemporary romance, here is the link to download a free copy while you can on Amazon Kindle. * (*I’m very sorry that the… Continue reading Contemporary romance A Way from Heart to Heart – free on Kindle

Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

May 6, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Elaine Everest is a friend and colleague from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. It’s a great pleasure to introduce Elaine’s latest release, The Butlins Girls. The Butlins Girls is set in Butlins’ holiday camp in Skegness in the 1940s. (For anyone who doesn’t know Butlins, their seaside holiday camps are as much a British tradition as fish… Continue reading Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

May 6, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

Elaine Everest is a friend and colleague from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. It’s a great pleasure to introduce Elaine’s latest release, The Butlins Girls. The Butlins Girls is set in Butlins’ holiday camp in Skegness in the 1940s. (For anyone who doesn’t know Butlins, their seaside holiday camps are as much a British tradition as fish… Continue reading Spotlight on Elaine Everest’s charming new novel, The Butlins Girls

How to get reviews for your novel #amwriting

April 22, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

  This month’s question for our authors’ Round Robin was suggested by Victoria Chatham, and it’s another excellent topic… “Love ’em or hate ’em, reviews help sell books – but how to get them?” I’m so glad this question has come up this month, because I’d love to know the answer myself! I’m looking forward to hearing what the… Continue reading How to get reviews for your novel #amwriting

How to research a location you haven’t actually been to #amwriting

April 14, 2017 Helena Fairfax 0

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, or read any of my books, you’ll know how important setting is to me in my writing. In this post about Richmond Park, for example, I wrote about how I tried to combine the setting for The Antique Love with the theme of the book, and how I used… Continue reading How to research a location you haven’t actually been to #amwriting