Wednesday, 24 February 2027


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My latest book, THE WEDDING THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING is out now.
 
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Jennifer
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Friday, 25 May 2018

Writing Tip: Read Aloud On Word



I've been proofreading The Single Mums' Picnic Club this week before it goes back to my editor for the final time, and I've been using the 'Read Aloud' function on Word to help.

Although the voices are rather robotic and I wouldn't normally listen to a book being read this way, it does help to spot small errors that I wouldn't necessarily pick up on while reading the manuscript in my head. For example, there have been several rogue words (usually 'the' or 'it') hidden in sentences that I've missed during various drafts, but hearing the sentences read out loud makes them much more obvious. I've also spotted the wrong name used, which jumped out at me this time, and little errors, such as 'suggestion' being used in place of 'suggested', makes the sentence jar when being read out loud.

 
You can adjust the settings on the 'Read Aloud' function, changing the voice and the reading speed, and although it isn't a perfectly natural-sounding read, I find it does help to weed out those little errors and improve the manuscript.
 
 
Do you have any proofreading tips? Share them in the comments below! :)

Friday, 18 May 2018

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Get Ready For The Royal Wedding With A Rom Com!


As you've probably heard, Harry and Meghan are getting married on Saturday, so what better way to catch wedding fever than with a book or two (or three) that centres on all things wedding?
 
I have three romantic comedies to offer you, starting at just 99p!
Details and links to follow...
 
 
 
Three women.
Three weddings.
But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?

Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?
 
 
 
[If you're a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can read the book for FREE]
 
 

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to find her very own Prince Charming and is giving up on men entirely…

But then she’s invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle and realises that perhaps bumping into a real-life knight in shining armour isn’t quite as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?
 
 
 
 

Will you…date me?
Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?
 
 
 
 

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Wedding that Changed Everything: Fun Facts

 
Fancy a peek behind-the-scenes of The Wedding that Changed Everything? I've put together a few fun facts about the book, from the working title to little connections between Emily's story and some of my other books. You may have already had a sneaky peek at some of the facts if you're a newsletter subscriber, but I've thrown in a few more for you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to find her very own Prince Charming and is giving up on men entirely…

But then she’s invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle and realises that perhaps bumping into a real-life knight in shining armour isn’t quite as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?
 
 
 
 
Click here to see all Book Extras

Friday, 20 April 2018

The Wedding that Changed Everything Quiz

https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/1128210-the-wedding-that-changed-everything


If you've read The Wedding that Changed Everything, why not test your knowledge with the test over on Goodreads? Can you remember the name of Emily's cat? And were you paying attention to the activities taking place at Durban Castle?


https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/1128210-the-wedding-that-changed-everything
 
 
Click the button to have a go and then let us know how you did in the comments below!
 
 
 
 
 

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to find her very own Prince Charming and is giving up on men entirely…

But then she’s invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle and realises that perhaps bumping into a real-life knight in shining armour isn’t quite as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?
 
 
 
 
Click here to see all Book Extras

Friday, 13 April 2018

The Wedding that Changed Everything: The Cast

 
 
One of my favourite parts of being a writer is imaging my books being transferred onto the big - or small - screen and 'casting' who I think would fit the roles of my characters perfectly. Sometimes a picture of an actor pops into my head while I'm daydreaming about scenes or, in the case of The Wedding that Changed Everything, I 'steal' actors from the TV shows I've been watching around the time of planning/writing/editing!
 
So, here is my dream cast of the adaption of The Wedding that Changed Everything - can you guess which programs I've been watching over the past year or so?
 
 



 
 
 
 

Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to find her very own Prince Charming and is giving up on men entirely…

But then she’s invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle and realises that perhaps bumping into a real-life knight in shining armour isn’t quite as far away as she thought!

Will Emily survive the wedding and walk away an unscathed singleton – or finally find her own happily-ever-after?
 
 
 
 
Click here to see all Book Extras