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Competition results

blogEntryThumbnailI’ve now picked my winners from the three site competition:

Happy New Year to everyone! I have now read through all your entries across my websites and have picked my winners for the surprise book prize.

For Joss Stirling, two winners: Steph who had the disturbing desire to spend it with the Seer from Stealing Phoenix, which was a lot different from those who wanted to visit the Benedicts! And Alana, who picked Joe Masters. She writes: Out of all your characters, I would like to spend Christmas with Joe Masters from Storm and Stone. The reason for this being, is that I know I would definitely have a great time and a good laugh with him, because of his jokey personality, how he makes light of everything, and because he has a flirty side too! I know he would also make sure we have a wonderful Christmas, as he is thoughtful, helpful (in his own way, when he's not messing around ;) ) and he looks out for the people he cares about. This means I would definitely have a funny and romantic Christmas!!!

For Julia Golding, two winners: Kaito who likes my character Connie from The Companions Quartet. She writes: because she can understand what my cat (Ginger) is thinking. Secondly I want to know if there are any Mythical Creatures in my back yard, I would like to meet it and become its companion. That's why would like to spend Christmas with Connie. And Zoe, who picked Safilen from Dragonfly. She writes: The character with whom I'd most like to spend Christmas Day is Safilen from Dragonfly. Dragonfly has long been my favourite book of all the ones you've written. Despite it being set in an alternate universe, it's the book and protagonist with which I can most connect to. Tashi is definitely my favourite character, but I'd like to spend Christmas Day with Safilen. This is because she's a maternal figure, and I think I could greatly benefit from the wisdom she holds. Due to her being such a nurturing person, I image that we would have a deep meaningful conversation, but be able to enjoy the rest of Christmas day together in a familial atmosphere.

For Eve Edwards: Aurelie who has picked Sebastian from my WW1 story, Dusk. She writes: If I had to spend Christmas with a character, it would be with Sebastian. I liked his side respectful and passionate. Thoughtful, he is very mature for his age. Like a big sister (or a friend), I would like to change it ideas during the holidays. Discuss Art with him (a passion that I share with my twin sister - herself an historian of art). Somehow be the sister he never had and of course, I'd give him some advices with Helen ... We talk about everything except the war. An ideal companion to laugh and talk.


Competition across three sites


New Christmas Competition

It's time for present giving so I'm giving away some of my books to readers across my three author websites. In order to stand a chance of winning all you need do is tell me which of my characters you would like to spend Christmas Day with and why (remember you can select one from Julia Golding and Joss Stirling books too). It'll pay to be unusual because I'm expecting lots of votes for the most obvious characters - just saying!
Rules: enter here. Select competition in the subject bar. One entry per person. Closing date 6 January 2015.

Gone shopping

blogEntryThumbnailI’ve been away for a week so missed posting this on the day but here is a recent blog on the subject of when we first started shopping for its own sake, a kind of leisure pursuit rather than practical activity. I became interested in this when thinking about Victorian London and realised I had no images of it between Dickens and then the Edwardian city of Dusk. When and where did the department stores start? Who shopped in them, how and why?

Your historical boyfriend

blogEntryThumbnailToday I’ve been thinking about who in history would have made a good boyfriend. It is easier to think of the worst (Henry VIII immediately comes to mind). On the good side, I’m struggling! Why not let me know who you think would have been your first and last choice?

Ten questions

blogEntryThumbnailI’ve answered some questions for the Pittsburg Examiner so if you want to find out things like who I’d ask to dinner (historically speaking) you can read the article here.