#AuthorInTheSpotlight Janet MacLeod Trotter and #bookreview The Emerald Affair @MacLeodTrotter

Thought I’d share this author interview and some news about my new novel …

via #AuthorInTheSpotlight Janet MacLeod Trotter and #bookreview The Emerald Affair @MacLeodTrotter

Come and discover THE RAJ HOTEL …!

I’m exited to share with you that my novel THE EMERALD AFFAIR (Book 1 in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES) has been chosen as an Amazon First Reads for December (ahead of its publication on 1st January 2020) so is now available on Amazon.UK and Amazon.AU

As the night draws in, there’s nothing I like more than an epic love story (envisage the drama of The English Patient) that sweeps you away to a wonderful setting and leaves your heart full and ultimately uplifted. In The Emerald Affair, Janet MacLeod Trotter delivers just that, pure indulgence! – Sammia Hamer, publisher

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For those not in the UK or Australia, it’s available on pre-order.

Hope you enjoy it!

All the best



Spiti with a group of strangers? Yes Please!

I wanted to share this superb blog post of a road trip in the Himalayan areas of Kinnaur and Spiti – with wonderful photos! Check it out at:


via Spiti with a group of strangers? Yes Please!

Top tips for writing historical fiction from 64 authors!

I wanted to share with you the blog post on The History Quill that pulls together top writing tips from 64 historical fiction writers (including one from me!)

Stimulating for authors at all stages of their writing journey – take a look at:

TopTips on Writing Historical Fiction

Happy writing and reading!

Kinnaur Spiti – areas in Himalayas where my grandfather was a forester in 1920s

This reminds me of travelling in the footsteps of my grandfather – a forester with the India Forest Service in the 1920s and 30s. He might have planted some of the apple trees that were seen along the mountain roads!

via Kinnaur Spiti


I just wanted to share the new cover for my forthcoming novel – THE EMERALD AFFAIR.

Personally, I think it’s fabulous and hope you like it too!

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Set in Scotland and India, the novel is the first in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES and will be published on 1st January 2020.

For more details and pre-order go to THE EMERALD AFFAIR

Shortlist for Historical Romantic Novel of the Year!

I feel very honoured to be one of six on the shortlist for the Goldsboro Books Historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award … for my novel IN THE FAR PASHMINA MOUNTAINS 



The Romantic Novelists Association will be holding an awards evening in London on 4th March to announce the winners of the various romance categories ….!