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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, 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?
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

A Quick I've-Been-Hiding-Away-With-Germage-For-The-Past-Few-Weeks Catch Up

It's been a month since I last posted on the blog as I was struck down with a never-ending cold that turned into an annoying cough and I haven't made it to my desk until now. I was supposed to post Book Extras for The Wedding that Changed Everything over the past few weeks, but I've been feeling too sorry for my germy self to open the laptop, but I will start to post them. Promise!

I have managed to do some things other than blow my nose (repeatedly) and dose myself up with medicine (though mostly from the semi-comfort of the sofa or bed) so here goes...


 
Confession: I haven't worked on anything since I handed The Single Mums' Picnic Club to my editor at the end of February. I usually start planning the next book while I wait for the edits to come back, but that would have interrupted my feeling-sorry-for-myself state. I needed a bit of a break though, as I've been working towards back-to-back deadlines for almost a year and I was feeling a bit worn down. I have, however, started to plot the next book in my head (I really can't help it) and I'm looking forward to getting some ideas down on paper (and screen).
 
 
 
I've just started reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I've heard lots of great things about the book so I've been looking forward to diving in!
 
 
 
At the beginning of the month, I was too fuzzy-headed and eye-strain-y to read much, but as I started to feel less crap, I started picking my books up again, swapping one bug (never-ending cold) for another (the much more pleasant reading bug).
 
During March, I read:
 
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday (A L Michael)
 
Saving Sophie (Sam Carrington)
 
We Are All Made of Stars (Rowan Coleman)
 
How To Fall In Love (Cecelia Ahern)
 
The Brighton Mermaid (Dorothy Koomson) and
 
The Treatment (C L Taylor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm still working my way through a Friends re-watch (I've just started Season Eight) and I've enjoyed the finale of dancing On Ice and the return of Saturday Night Takeaway. After discovering and then catching up on all eight series of Vera, I decided to give Shetland a go (the books are by the same author) and although I prefer Vera, I did enjoy the series and will carry on watching.
 
 
 
 
 
Snow days, Easter crafts and treats, bookish childhood faves, my crochet triumphs and sleepy Luna.
 
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So, that's what I've been up to over the past few weeks. I hope March was a good one for you with no annoying germs, and I hope you had a happy Easter and aren't left feeling too sickly from over-indulging on chocolate! Let us know what you've been up to/reading in the comments below :)
 

Friday, 2 March 2018

The Wedding that Changed Everything: The Playlist

 
Whenever I write a book, I like to put together a playlist, which usually consist of songs that I listened to while writing the book to set the mood, or songs that follow the theme of the book. As The Wedding that Changed Everything was inspired by a book of fairy tales, I've gone for a Disney Princess theme for this playlist - enjoy!
 


 
 
 
 
 

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?
 
 
 

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A Quick February Catch Up

For me, February has flown by in a blur of pancakes, Valentine's Day and a book deadline. We've had the promise of spring with sunshine and a bit of colour in the garden, but all that was undone on Tuesday by the arrival of the Beast From the East. Cue lots of snow and the hope of a snow day (no such luck for my kids).

Here's what else I've been getting up to this month - let me know how your February has been in the comments below!


 
This month, I've been busy finishing The Single Mums' Picnic Club, which had a cover reveal last week (you can see the blog post here), and I'm so pleased to say I managed to reach The End just in time for my deadline!
 
http://amzn.to/2F8v1yf
 
The book is now with my editor, so I'm going to have a little writing break while I wait for the first round of edits.
 
 
 
I started Goodbye Ruby Tuesday by A L Michael at the weekend, and I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm hoping to get a lot more reading done during my little writing break and I have LOADS of books waiting patiently on my TBR pile!
 
 
Also this month, I've read Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas, The Other Us by Fiona Harper and S is for Stranger by Louise Stone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This month, I've been watching The Olympics (mainly the women's curling), Dancing On Ice, Back In Time For Tea and The Good Place (which has now ended - boo).
 
I've also now caught up on all series of Vera, as I downloaded them all from ITV Player and binged through them (I bought myself the latest Vera book, The Seagull, so I'm looking forward to reading my first Vera book now). I've also been re-watching Friends from the beginning on Netflix - they never get old!
 
 
 
 
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So, that's my February in a nutshell! Let us know what you've been up to, or pass on any book/TV recommendations, in the comments below :) 
 

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?
 
 


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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!

http://amzn.to/2o8dzjS
 
 
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!