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Oxford & the Costwolds



I’m really excited to announce the launch of my new series, the BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries!

It’s a paranormal cozy mystery that’s set in a quaint Cotswolds village, just like my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, with lots of humour, quirky characters and of course, a mischievous little feline. I think you’ll really enjoy it too (and [...]

Return to Oxford! (Part 2)

(If you missed Part 1, click HERE. Sadly, the weather was still grey on our second day so the photos are still a bit dark and dreary – but I hope you’ll still enjoy them! :-) )

One of the things I was most excited about, on my recent visit back to Oxford, [...]

Return to Oxford! (Part 1)

Back to visit Oxford for the first time in 15 years… it’s been a big trip down Memory Lane! As many of my readers know, my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries are inspired by my time living and studying at Oxford. I was a student there in the early 1990’s and then [...]

Q&A: "Is Meadowford in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries based on a real village?"

(** This is where I answer questions that readers send me!)

“I would love to know if you have based Meadowford-on-Smythe on a real village around Oxford, or is it a mixture of the many beautiful villages around?”

Yes, the village of Meadowford-on-Smythe in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries is an amalgamation of several [...]

Q&A: "What was it like being at Oxford & did you like living in England?"

(** This is where I answer any questions readers send me!)

Yes, I really enjoyed living in England and there are many things I miss about life in the U.K. (aside from family and friends, of course) – such as…

…long walks on Sunday mornings followed by a cosy lunch in a country pub …seeing [...]