I went into New Hall prison to talk to the residents and found my portrait on the wall.
With Jane Holland
Jane Holland and I at the RNA Conference – she and I are like the naughty kids in the classroom when together. She brings out the worst in me and vice versa. Great fun – LOVE her company
Temporary Flat Mates
My temporary flat mates at the RNA conference: Jo Thomas, Judy Astley, Bernie Kennedy, Jill Mansell and Katie Fforde. Known them all for years and they’re proper top birds.
Sadly my job often involves having to force down an afternoon tea with one of my readers and my editor Jo. It’s hell I say, HELL!!!
My lovely, lovely friend Jill Mansell and I at the Romantic Novelists’ Conference. She’s always so colourful – like a butterfly
Chris and Raimonda who own the New York Cheesecake Company and Tesco Buyer Karen at the Tesco launch of Perfectly Imperfect Woman. Raimonda didn’t supply slices of cheesecake but SLABS. Delightful, delicious, fabulous SLABS. That’s how you do a launch in Barnsley.
I signed 500 books that morning. And no – I NEVER get writer’s cramp
My Oldest Fan
Jean and I meeting on Yorkshire Day this year (hence the roses). What a peach and she looks nothing like the age she is either.
I think the winner of my Fat Rascals from Bettys competition was pretty happy about receiving her prize.
With a Willy and a Jonny in Penistone.
Willy Russell and Jonny Mitchell from Educating Yorkshire. In Penistone. You couldn’t make it up. What an evening we had!
Jilly & Milly
I met Jilly Cooper at the RNA awards this year and she is a PEACH.
Girls in Brum
A still from a great evening in Brum with (L-R) Yours Truly, Miranda Dickinson, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley
Meeting Readers in Brum
Had a wonderful day in Waterstones Birmingham meeting lovely readers.
At a ‘do’
Laura ‘Laura Kemp’ Kemp in the middle (she is VERY funny) and my agent Lizzy ‘The Krem de la Krem’ Kremer who is actually blurred in real life too.
The Vicar of (sort of) Dibley
What a delight this lady was – a retired vicar with a million stories that I wanted to hear (and steal).
I have yet to perfect the ‘posed smile’.
My readers do it beautifully though!
Jenny and I have our picture taken together at book signings.
The rarest of all sights..
…Rarer than Halley’s comet – the wonderful SJ to my right!
Who is more of an ‘internet sensation’ that I could ever hope to be!
Mad Uncle Bernie Clifton, Mad Jack Land-Noble and Mad Milly Johnson on BBC Radio Sheffield.
I’m the sanest out of the three, which speaks volumes!
The glorious queue for signed books in Tesco
It stretched from one side of the store to the other. Waiting time for a book to be signed… one and a half hours. Gulp!
Rev Richard Coles… swoon!
The Rev Richard Coles was also at the RNA awards and he is LOVELY!
Me Yorkshire Tea Towels
They are for sale on my website and have gone all over the world and are hanging in bars in antipodean houses. Everyone will be talking proper Yorkshire soon!
Mum & Daughter
Here’s me and my lovely mum Mother’s Day 2018. Yes she is still a natural redhead at 86!
Vince photobombed Crespo’s majestic pose!
Bear posing in Autumn Leaves… he was a big bugger at 5 months old!
One of my lovely readers made me a snood so I could look like Bear!