Wednesday, 24 February 2027


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My latest book, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SAYING I DO is out now.
 
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmassy Reads

I love curling up with a festive read during the run up to Christmas. Log fires, snow, mince pies, hot chocolates, a bit of romance... bring it on!

I've started a little festive reads pile that I'll soon be diving into, but I thought I'd flag up a couple of my own Christmassy reads in case you're looking for something festive and fun.

http://amzn.to/2jrZjmC
 
Curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a warm mince pie for the perfect festive read this holiday season!

‘I wish I could live your life. I’d happily swap lives with you.’

’Tis the season to be jolly but for Calvin and Judy the usual festive bickering has already begun! Judy’s convinced that her husband has it easy – no glittery wrapping paper, no playground gossip and absolutely no Christmas baking.

Calvin wishes he could trade in his obnoxious boss and dull nine-to-five job to spend more time kicking back with his kids – how hard can Judy’s life really be?

But after a magical mince pie mix-up, one thing’s for certain – by Christmas Day, life for Judy and Calvin will never be the same again. Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener after all…
 
 
 
The Mince Pie Mix-Up is a fun, festive Freaky Friday-style rom com and is just 99p at the moment (at the time of posting. Please check before purchasing).
 
 
http://amzn.to/2hAFVmN
 
A festive romantic comedy short story.
 
Ruth usually spends Christmas curled up on her parents’ sofa, watching feel-good movies whilst being fed festive food and drink until she can no longer move. But Ruth’s perfect Christmas is shattered when her mum receives a DIY-induced injury and Ruth is forced to take over the preparations.

Shopping. Cooking. A house full of hyped-up kids.

Christmas may no longer be the most wonderful time of the year.
 
 
 
A Beginner's Guide To Christmas is a quick read, so perfect if you're short on time (and aren't we all at this time of year?), plus it's FREE (happy Christmas indeed!)
 
 
If you read The Mince Pie Mix-Up or A Beginner's Guide To Christmas (or both!) I hope you enjoy it and they make you giggle. I'd love to know what you think, so do pop a review on Amazon as every one helps :)
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Oldham Reindeer Parade 2017

One of the things I look forward to most during the run up to Christmas is the reindeer parade, which is held in the town centre every year. It's fantastic fun and so lovely to see so many families gathered together.

This year's theme was 'A Christmas Day Feast' and there was also lots of different characters and props, bands playing festive music and Santa and his reindeer!








What do you look forward to during the run up to Christmas?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Quick Catch Up!

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted on the blog as I've been busy working on Book 8, but the first round of edits are now done (phew!) so I thought I'd post a quick catch up!

 
I've been working on the edits for Book 8 for the past month - and it was a pretty hefty edit where I had to rewrite a lot of the scenes/chapters! I sent the book back to my editor early last week and I've had a few days away from writing since, but I'm back to plotting Book 9 now!

I'll hopefully have some news to share about Book 8 soon...
 
 
 
I'm between books at the moment; I've just finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (yes, I am lagging behind! I enjoyed it though) and I know my next read will be a festive one but I haven't picked which one yet!
 
Over the past few weeks, I've also read After I've Gone by Linda Green and This Beautiful Life by Katie Marsh.
 


 
On TV, I'm loving the return of QI, Gogglebox and The Last Leg, as well as the not-quite-return of Celebrity Hunted ('not quite' because this is the first celebrity version).
 
I've also been enjoying Strictly, which Isobel has been watching with me for the first time. We like getting snuggled up in bed to watch. Her favourite dance is the jive!
 
I've just discovered The Good Place on Netflix, which I'm LOVING so far.
 
At the cinema, I've watched Paddington 2 with the family and we loved it. It's a fantastic follow up for the whole family to enjoy. Highly recommended!
 

 
 
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I'd love to hear what you've been up to! Let us know in the comments below! Feel free to add any book/TV/Film recommendations too :)
 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Free Halloween Romantic Comedy Short Stories

 
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would flag up three of my Halloween-themed short stories, which you can read here on the blog. And if you enjoy them, why not subscribe to my newsletter and receive my brand new Halloween short story, The Bridesmaid of Frankenstein for free?
 
 

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To read the stories, simply click on the covers below:
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2014/10/short-story-pumpkin-pie-at-green-teapot.html
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2011/10/halloween-short-story.html

http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2015/10/short-story-ghost-of-halloween-past.html



Monday, 23 October 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter you'll find a new Halloween short story, plus there's a chance to win a signed paperback of The Little Bed & Breakfast by the Sea and a bookish magnet. 
 
 
 


Friday, 13 October 2017

DIY Wedding Favour Cupcakes, Plus a Handmade Wedding Giveaway

In A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do, Ruth loves the idea of making her own handmade wedding favours, so I thought I'd share a couple of the ideas she likes the look of, starting with Love Hearts Cupcakes.

They're easy to make, plus you can customise them to match your own colour scheme. Plus, if you add a tag, you personalise them, even using them as place settings!

 
The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
 
You will need:
 
125g butter (room temperature)
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing Sugar
Food colouring (optional)
Flavouring (optional)
Love Hearts Sweets
Other toppings/sprinkles (optional)
 
Cellophane bags
Curling ribbon
 
 
To make:
 
Pre-heat your oven to 180C and line a 12-hole bun tray with paper cases of your choice.
 
Cream the butter using an electric whisk. Add the caster sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
 
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Once beaten, add to the sugar and butter mixture a little bit at a time, making sure you beat well each time.
 
Add the vanilla extract. Sieve in the flour, folding it into the mixture until you can no longer see any flour.
 
Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, filling them to about two thirds full.
 
Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
 
 
 
Once the cakes are cool, make up the icing sugar according to the packet. Add the food colouring of your choice (or leave white if you'd prefer). You can also flavour the icing at this point if you'd like to.
 
Cover the tops of the cakes with the icing sugar, smoothing and spreading with the back of a spoon. Pop a Love Heart sweet in the centre, adding any additional toppings before the icing sets.
 
 
Leave to set, then pop each cupcake into a cellophane bag, adding curling ribbon for decoration.
 
 
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
http://amzn.to/2i6lw8Q
 
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?
 
 
 
 
I'm giving away a copy of Mollie Makes Weddings, which is filled with handmade wedding projects, including crochet and knitting, sewing, felting and paper crafts.
 
 
 
The prize bundle also contains A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do magnet and notebook set, plus a signed postcard.
 
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