Wednesday, 24 February 2027


Hello and welcome to my blog, where you can find out about my books (all the links are on the right-hand side) and keep up to date with all my news and latest releases.

My latest book, THE WEDDING THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING is out now.
 
Below, you can find my latest blog posts, and you can also find my social media links on the right-hand side, or read my short stories using the tab above.

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Thank you for visiting,
Jennifer
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Friday, 23 February 2018

The Wedding that Changed Everything: Meet The Characters

My eighth book, The Wedding that Changed Everything was published recently, so I thought I'd introduce you to some of the characters...

http://amzn.to/2oqbsHq
 
 
 
History teacher Emily Atkinson has given up on men. She's been single for a year, and she likes it like that. If only her best friend, Alice could understand and stop setting her up on blind dates!

When Alice asks Emily to accompany her to her sister's wedding, she reluctantly agrees. She's keen to stay at Durban Castle and take in its rich history, but she knows Alice will try to set her up with anything in a pair of trousers.

But Alice offers a deal: come to the wedding and give any potential love matches a chance and Alice will stop trying to match her up - for good.
 
 
 
Alice and Emily have been housemates since university, but Alice has been sketchy about the details of her family's castle. She hasn't visited Durban Castle for over a decade, but she has no choice but to return when her sister holds her week-long wedding celebrations there.

Durban Castle holds some not-so-fond memories for Alice and it means spending a week with her wicked stepmother who doesn't seem to want Alice to be happy, but she has Emily for support, as well as her step-cousin, Archie. Can she survive the week AND find Emily's Prince Charming?
 
 
 
Growing up, Archie was close to Alice and her sister, Carolyn, but they've lost touch over the last few years. As they're reunited, Alice realises her step-cousin could be the perfect match for Emily. But Emily is too stubborn for her own good at times and Alice only has one week to prove Archie is her Prince Charming...
 
 
 
Emily is less than impressed when she meets Durban Castle's gardener, Tom. Although he grew up with Alice and her sister, he's distanced himself from the pair. Alice was so excited to see him after all these years, but is too late to salvage their friendship?
 
 
 
 
 

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?
 
 
 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Cover Reveal: The Single Mums' Picnic Club

I'm so excited to be able to show you the beautiful cover for my summer 2018 release, The Single Mums' Picnic Club!

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The Single Mums' Picnic Club is out on 7th June 2018 but you can pre-order your copy by clicking here
 
 
What do you think? I hope you love it as much as I do and that you enjoy Frankie, Katie and George's story this summer!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Bite-Sized Stories Perfect for Valentine's Day!

 
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
Today is the perfect excuse to immerse yourself in a romantic tale, and I've got five stories that you can read for FREE.
 
Click the cover to read each story. Enjoy!
 
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2017/02/short-story-valentines-day-message.html
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2012/02/roses-are-pink-short-story.html
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2014/02/short-story-poppy-and-bruce-tale-of.html
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2013/02/valentines-day-short-story.html
 
http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk/2014/07/short-story-beach-house.html
 
 
If you're looking for a more substantial read, why not give one of my full-length novels a go? You can find all my rom coms here, starting from just 99p!
 
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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Publication Day: The Wedding that Changed Everything

 
It's an exciting day for me as it's the publication day of my eighth book, The Wedding that Changed Everything! It's already had some lovely early reviews, so I'm glad people are enjoying Emily's story. Releasing a book is always a nerve-wracking experience, but knowing readers have chosen your book and then fallen in love with the characters and settings you've created means the world to an author.
 
To celebrate the book's publication, I'm giving away a prize bundle on my Facebook page. The prize includes a cute castle bookmark, a notebook and magnet set, and some Haribo sweets.
 
 
You'll find my Facebook page here
 
 
 
I've been posting the diary I kept while writing The Wedding that Changed Everything, which you can read by clicking here. You'll find everything from my planning process, the places I struggled and how I pushed through, and the working title of the book. I'll be posting some 'book extras' here on the blog over the next few weeks so do pop back for those!
 
I hope you enjoy The Wedding that Changed Everything and I'd love to hear what you thought of Emily's story 😊
 
 
About the Book
 
 

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?
 
 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: The Final Stages

 
I kept a little diary while writing my eighth book, The Wedding That Changed Everything, which I'll be sharing on the blog during the run up to publication.
 
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Oh, the relief when my editor told me my book was moving onto the copy editing stage! This meant no more revisions. No rewrites. No burning the laptop!
 
The book has now been copy-edited and I've had one final proofread before I sent it back to my editor for the final time. And do you know what? All that hard work was worth it. The writing and characterisation is so much better than that initial manuscript I sent to my editor back in September. Her revision notes were spot on and I now have a book I'm really proud of. I can't wait for people to read Emily's story - I just hope they like it!
 
We've had the cover reveal, which has had a really positive response (because it's SO GORGEOUS), the book is up for pre-order, and reviewers have their early copies from Netgalley. So now it's just a case of waiting. And gnawing my fingernails down...

 
 
 
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 track down her very own Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her matchmaking best friend…

But now she’s been invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle, and perhaps bumping into a knight in shining armour isn’t 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?

 
 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Writing The Wedding that Changed Everything: Edits Part 3

 
I kept a little diary while writing my eighth book, The Wedding That Changed Everything, which I'll be sharing on the blog during the run up to publication.
 
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Second Round of Edits
 
So, I've just completed a second round of edits for The Wedding That Changed Everything. There were a lot of changes during the previous edit - including a new subplot - so I needed to make sure everything tied together more tightly. I also cut a character (but she was a bit of a cow, so don't shed any tears for her) and I've hopefully strengthened the relationship between Emily and her hero even further!
 
 
Luckily, this edit was nowhere near as intense as the last round, and I didn't feel the need to burn my laptop at any point - progress! I did, however, put back over 8,000 (new) words after cutting lots last time round. But hopefully these words are better words! The book is again with my editor, so fingers crossed I've nailed it this time.
 
The cover reveal is SO CLOSE now. I can't wait to share the book's gorgeous cover!
 
 
Previous Word Count
82,209
 
New Words:
8,487
 
New Word Count
90,696
 
 
 
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 track down her very own Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her matchmaking best friend…

But now she’s been invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle, and perhaps bumping into a knight in shining armour isn’t 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?