Saturday 31 October 2015

Blog Tour: A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley

TitleA Christmas Cracker
Author: Trisha Ashely
Published: 22nd October 2015
Publisher: Avon

Hello lovely booksworms! Today I am the last stop on what has been the brilliant Blog Tour for A Christmas Cracker. Today I am sharing with you how Trisha spends Christmas Day. If you have missed any of the stops on the tour, you can check out there blogs below.

How do you like to spend your Christmas Day?

I like my Christmas to be quiet and laidback.  I don’t even put the decorations up until well into December, though if we’re having a traditional cake, I make it in November.  Our tree is the same sparkly gold one my son fell in love with at a garden centre when he was about two and is topped with a papier mache Santa over ninety years old.  His once-red coat has gone a soupy brown colour with age, but at some point my mother has jazzed him up a bit with a white cottonwool beard and glitter glue.
 On the whole, we’ve forged our own way of doing things.  For instance, we have roast duck on Christmas Day, because we like it better than turkey, and usually profiteroles for dessert, saving the Christmas pudding for Boxing Day.  Or, instead of a Christmas cake, I might make my special chocolate rum cake, covered in soft chocolate icing and decorated with halved walnuts and glace cherries. We watch lots of Christmas films, play board games, take the dog for walks and generally chill out.

Trisha Ashley writes romantic comedies, and her latest novel, Creature Comforts, is her seventh consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Her novels have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy and Every Woman for Herself was nominated by readers as one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years. 
She is from St Helens in West Lancashire, and believes that her typically dark Lancashire sense of humour in adversity, crossed with a good dose of Celtic creativity from her Welsh grandmother, have made her what she is today...whatever that is. Five of her novels are set in rural West Lancashire and three in Wales. They frequently explore aspects of the three F's that are a constant in her own life: Food, Flowers and Friendship and include delicious recipes at the back.
Nowadays she lives in North Wales, together with the neurotic Border Collie foisted onto her by her son, and a very chancy Muse. 
She is the founder member of NW Novelistas Ink, a group of twelve novelists, several of whom are bestselling, who meet regularly in North Wales; she is also a long term member of the Society of Authors and a member of Literature Wales.

Trisha has a website at where you can find out more about her, sign up for her newsletter, or see a complete list of her books. You will also find her on twitter as @trishaashley.

A Christmas Cracker is out now!

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