1st June 2022

Posted on 1st June, 2022

Here we are, another month and another diary entry. Are you ready for the Jubilee weekend? I used not to be a fan of the Royal family but now find, whatever my doubts about having them, I admire a woman who works tirelessly until she is ninety-six for the good of others. Therefore, I have put bunting up as you can see. I’m looking forward to the summer – whenever we have one – my garden is looking spectacular and my brother says that he has “flower envy”. My great niece and her fiancé are coming over from New Zealand in the middle of this month – I’ve not seen him for four years and her for over two. They are getting married next year in England and I can’t wait. It’s so long since I’ve been to a wedding. Then at the beginning of July I’m going to St Malo for six days – let’s hope the Brittany Ferry we’re going on is running smoothly as there is holiday transport chaos in the UK at the moment.

I’m on the last third of my fourth book for Boldwood – the first of three in my Goodwill House series which will be about land girls – and this one is a bit different from the others. You’ll have to wait and see how. My third book – Duty Calls at Goodwill House – now on pre-order – seems to be as popular as the previous two. The best decision I ever made was to join this fantastic, award-winning, independent publisher. My only regret is that they weren’t around fifteen years ago when I first started.

I’ve made the difficult decision to stop writing Regency books – they do sell quite well but not as well as they did – and concentrate on writing for Boldwood. I’m now writing four books for them a year and I really like being part of this fabulous company. The last book in my last Regency series, An Arranged Marriage, is now on pre-order and will be out in two weeks. I think it’s the best book I’ve written in that genre for a long time.

The news is grim everywhere in the world – especially for the Ukrainians – and there’s chaos and disaster looming in the UK. His keep my head down, help those I can, and I’m thankful that I have a loving family, friends and my writing to fill my life.

Best wishes

Fenella J Miller