Hello and welcome!

I’m Adrienne Vaughan and I’m a writer. I’ve been making up stories since I could speak; initially to entertain my sister Reta, who never allowed a plot or character to be repeated – tough audience. As soon as I could pick up a pen I started writing them down.

It was no surprise I became a journalist and dived headfirst into my career after studying at the Dublin College of Journalism. These days I’m delighted to say I’m also recognised as an author and poet, having published three highly-acclaimed novels and an award winning collection of short stories and poetry.

That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel is my fourth novel.

As well as my creative writing, I run a busy PR practice and live in rural Leicestershire with my husband, Jonathan, two cocker spaniels – Winston and Wellington and a rescue cat called Agatha Christie.

I freely admit that I still harbour a burning ambition to be a ‘Bond girl’.

Adrienne is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Chartered
Institute of Journalists and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

I’m a founder member of the indie group The New Romantics Press – my fellow authors are Lizzie Lamb, June Kearns and Mags Cullingford. We have been writing together and spurring each other on since 2012. If you want to be a writer gather some other writers around you, their support is invaluable. I would never have been published without these wonderful women!