Today’s a very special occasion - Jane Austen’s Birthday Soirée! Around the worldwide web, 31 Austen enthusiasts are celebrating her 236th birthday and showering her with cards, gifts and letters. We’re also showering you, dear readers, with giveaways.
I’ve written a letter to Jane, and I’m giving away a signed copy of The Importance of [...]
No, I’m not launching my latest book surrounded by bubbles and plastic ducks!
Instead I’m off to the beautiful city of Bath, one of the settings used in Persuade Me and scene of the annual Jane Austen Festival, 16th-24th September. Very appropriate, given that Persuade Me is an [...]
Mr Tickle, the first of the Mr Men, was 40 this week!
He was ‘born’ when six-year-old Adam Hargreaves asked his father, Roger, what a tickle looked like. And Roger drew one, just like that. The rest - lots of Mr Men books, and almost as many Little Miss ones - is history.
I read what seemed like every single one [...]
Like mothers with their babies, authors are prone to parade their book covers in the shameless pursuit of praise and adulation. And I’m afraid that I’m no exception.
But, unlike babies, book covers result from a meeting of minds, usually ones with a good understanding of the more commercial aspects of publishing. It seems to be [...]
Once upon a time, there was a Choc Lit author. That’s right – just the one. Me, Juliet Archer.
It was way back in December 2008 when Choc Lit published my debut novel – and for almost a year I was the only author. Then along came Sue Moorcroft, Christina Courtenay, Christine Stovell, Margaret James, Jane [...]