Eden’s Garden is in the running for The People’s Book Prize

Please vote for Eden’s Garden!

This is so exciting! Eden’s Garden has been selected to be part of the The People’s Book Prize this autumn.

If you’ve enjoyed reading Eden’s Garden, please vote for it by clicking on the image, or here.

You will be asked to register your email address and a password (that’s just so that you can’t vote twice) and then you can cast your vote.


Thank you!



I have been awarded a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary

I’m still pinching myself!

I am incedibly honoured to have been awarded a Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary for 2013. This will allow me to take three months away from my ‘day’ job to concentrate on finishing my second novel for Honno Press, which is set during the First World War and to be published early in 2014.

My time will start on May 1st. I can’t wait!

From the Literature Wales press release:

 ’English-language fiction in Wales will be particularly enriched with Francesca Rhydderch, Simon Rees and Juliet Greenwood taking time out to work on their new English-language novels.’


You can read the complete press release from Literature Wales Here

Eden’s Garden Enters the Bestsellers Charts!

Stop Press!

Eden’s Garden has broken into the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers chart for Historical Fiction. It reached number 43 on August 29th!


Amazing! Thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy and sent it hurtling upwards.

And this is it. (I’m still pinching myself)


Book signing at Waterstones in Llandudno.

I had a fun and happy day signing copies of Eden’s Garden at Waterstones in Llandudno last Saturday. I met some lovely readers who stayed to chat and took away their signed copies – hopefully to enjoy!

Many thanks to the wonderful staff who looked after me and made me welcome (and provided me with delicious coffee), and to the many friends who came along to support me.

Thank you!

I’ll be signing copies of ‘Eden’s Garden’ at Waterstones in Llandudno on Saturday May 12th

Book signing!

As part of the celebrations for ‘Eden’s Garden’ being chosen by the Welsh Books Council as Book of the Month for May, I’ll be signing copies at Waterstones in Llandudno on Saturday May 12th 12pm – 3pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and say hello!