Photo Credits

Nov 2023

‘Man lifts woman on illuminated street’ – Image by teksomolika on Freepik
‘Man with gifts and woman’ – Image by Freepik
‘Couple with carousel’ – Image by master1305 on Freepik
‘Carolers singing’ – Image by Kireyonok_Yuliya on Freepik

July 2023

‘Typesetting parts’ – Image by Freepik

Jan 2023

Is long form romance effective? A critique of the t.v. series Shahmaran
‘Cover snake’ – Photo by David Clode on Unsplash
‘Snake 1’ – Photo by Fidias Cervantes on Unsplash
‘Shamaran creature’ – MikaelF derivative work:Gomada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
‘Snake 2’ – Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash

Nov 2022

When will my novel be ready to self-publish?
‘Exploding bottle’ – Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash
‘Road Ends sign’ – Photo by Lubo Minar on Unsplash
‘Finish’ – Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash
‘Breathe sign’ – Photo by Daniel Chicchon on Unsplash
‘Cheers’ – Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash

Sept 2022

Setting a (romance) novel in a place you’ve never been? Here’s how to make it authentic
‘Cardboard map’ – Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash
‘Trevi Fountain’ – Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash
‘Sphinx’ – Photo by Lea Kobal on Unsplash
‘Eiffel Tower’ – Photo by Il Vagabiondo on Unsplash
‘Machu Picchu’ – Photo by Azzedine Rouichi on Unsplash
‘Great Wall of China’ – Photo by Hanson Lu on Unsplash

Sept 2021

Uncovering my romance writing dreams, values, fears, and #goals
‘Farmland sunrise’ – Photo by farfar on Unsplash
‘Two roads sunrise’ – Photo by Kai Dörner on Unsplash
‘Mellow sunrise’ – Photo by Ali Hedayat on Unsplash
‘Tree sunrise’ – Photo by Terry Tan De Hao on Unsplash
‘Ocean wave sunrise’ – Photo by Dominik Vanyi on Unsplash
‘Mountain sunrise’ – Photo by Jasper Boer on Unsplash

July 2021

The downsides of pursuing traditional publishing
‘Desert’ – Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash
‘Hills’ – Photo by Milan Popovic on Unsplash
‘Thinker’ – Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
‘Monkey’ – Photo by Juan Rumimpunu on Unsplash
‘Hands’ – Photo by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on Unsplash
‘Child’ – Photo by Ricky Turner on Unsplash
‘Skeleton’ – Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

May 2021

Single or dual POV – which is best for your romance novel?
‘Telescope’ – Photo by Krissana Porto on Unsplash

Mar 2021

The many meanings of romance; how the word became linked with love
‘The Course of the Empire: Destruction’ – Thomas Cole, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
‘Tristan and Isolde with the Potion’ – John William Waterhouse, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
‘Miranda – The Tempest’ – John William Waterhouse, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
‘Romantic Hero’ – Winter St James
‘El Beso’ – Francesco Hayez, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 2021

Does romance rely way too heavily on tropes?
‘Tropes’ – Image generated using

Nov 2020

How to get critical feedback on your writing
‘Bubble’ – Photo by Lanju Fotografie on Unsplash

Sept 2020

My origin story, Part 2: Becoming a romance writer
‘Train interior’ – Photo by TheCanadianWikier, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

July 2020

My origin story, Part 1: Becoming a romance reader
‘Books’ – Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash
‘Me and sibs’ – Photo by Trish T.

May 2020

A new romance writer’s thoughts on getting published
‘Printing press’ – Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


A blog about writing and romance…
‘Tim and me, on our wedding day’ – Photo by Iain Mains
‘Author pic’ – Photo by Winter St James

The Blurbs
‘Desert’ – Photo by Giorgio Parravicini on Unsplash
‘Peninsula’ – Photo by Suraj Shivakumar on Unsplash
‘Italy’ – Photo by Tomasz Rynkiewicz on Unsplash
‘Piano’ – Photo by Ebuen Clemente Jr on Unsplash

‘Veiled woman’ – Photo by Hessam Nabavi on Unsplash