To coincide with the publication of Country Lovers, I'm curling my virtual lashes, flaunting my digital double entendres and honing my hashtags in anticipation of a mammoth Blog Tour... Please check out the fabulous book bloggers and writers listed below, who will kindly be featuring reviews, extracts, questionnaires, guest posts and giveaways this coming week:
On Weds 13th November I’ll be at Daylesford for their annual Cotswold Christmas Fair, where I’m again joining the Borzoi Bookshop team to sign copies of Country Lovers on the eve of its publication, so please do join me if you can. It’s a glorious event of full-on festive shopping set in a winter wonderland … Continue reading Book signing: Let’s Get Christmassy at Daylesford
It’s that time of year when I dust down my Facebook password, recall my Twitter handle, flick through the Instagram filters and start bribing the dogs to pose for click-bait pictures. My access-all-areas jaunt onto social media can mean only one thing: there's a new Fiona Walker novel coming out this month! (Cue public displays … Continue reading The Country Lovers Countdown Begins
I'm thrilled to be able to officially introduce the gorgeous cover for my next novel Country Lovers: It's published on 14th November. You can pre-order the hardback from Amazon by clicking HERE, and the ebook HERE. To find out more about Country Lovers and to read an extract, click HERE.
When I’m writing through another sleepless night, eager to macramé a dozen intertwined plot threads into a finished manuscript, I regularly remind myself that there’s no excuse for taking so long. The American writer Nora Roberts has penned over two hundred novels, most of which have laid siege to the New York Times bestseller list. … Continue reading A Video: Writing’s Ups, Downs and Turnarounds
Poetry is my go-to. If I'm stuck writing, I read it, from W B Yeats to Murray Lachlan Young, T S Eliot to George the Poet; all hail Stevie Smith and Wendy Cope. If I'm still stuck, I write it (nowhere near as well as they do): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFs_hihmVU&t=66s I’ve been writing poems for as long … Continue reading My Poetry: Ayres and Disgraces, you Betcha (man)
I am a functioning bookaholic. As such, my summer reading list is inevitably ambitious. This year, as I piled BOGOFs in my arms in my local bookshop and one-clicked Daily Deals online, I reassured myself that I could race through twenty novels and several memoirs between Leavers’ Assembly and Back to School. Isn’t that what … Continue reading Bonfires, Blackberries and Bikinis
A sneak peak extract from next year's book is now on my website – just head across to The Comptons page to read it. The novel focuses on peace-maker Pax whose life is turned around during a month's close confinement in the Cotswolds with enigmatic Irish horseman Luca. This one has been a real thinker, … Continue reading Murderous thoughts make for magnificent endings.
It’s summer! That means rain-washed bunting and steamy marquees, painted toenails and flipflops, horseflies, citronella, Pimm’s and baps. Not the circular baked bun in which we cram our egg mayonnaise and cress, nor the lady protuberances we release from bikinis for an all-over tan, but Big, Addictive Paperbacks. Baps are the sort of … Continue reading June’s a blooming, flaming lovely month for a big new paperback…