USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Home About Books Events News Writing Tips Contact FREE STORY Thanks for subscribing to my newsletter. Here is my short story, published in UK magazine Woman’s Weekly. I hope you enjoy it.   Worth Waiting For by Phaedra Patrick   In the...

Writing – a co-operative effort

Writing can be a solitary thing to do. Sitting in your kitchen with the fire on, a slice of toast and conjuring up stories and words day after day. But I’m also constantly surprised by the co-operative nature of writing too. When I’m tapping away on my...

Arthur has a trailer!

Harlequin Mira in the US have produced this adorable trailer for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, highlighting a little of Arthur’s story. You can watch it here, on Youtube. Feel free to like and share it!!...

Gorgeous US cover!

I’m so pleased to reveal the utter gorgeousness of the US cover for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. The blue really pops, doesn’t it? I feel very lucky to have covers in both the UK and US that I really love. Both Mira UK and Mira US have done a...

Arthur goes to Japan

Fantastic news this week that Arthur Pepper will be heading to Japan, to be translated and published within the next 18 months. It seems like a long time, but there is so much hard work that goes on behind the scenes at the publishing houses – sales, marketing,...