Hi. I’m Rhoda. I write smart contemporary romantic comedy. In real life, I’m a former scientist who now works with intellectual property. The rest of the time I’m a sensible grown up.

Years ago, when I commuted into London every day, I read a lot. I now write the sort of books I wanted to read.

I write novels for Choc Lit. My latest book Doctor January is out now – in paperback and ebook format. If you pop over to Amazon, you can try a sample.

I am a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. I’m also a member of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, but that’s probably not terribly relevant here.

28 responses to “Welcome

  1. Hi Rhoda, thanks for following my blog! SD

  2. What a coincidence I work in IP too… just have to read Patently Yours :-)

  3. Alison Gaskell

    I attended the Beverley Literature Festival yesterday and saw your session, which I thought was very interesting.

    • I really enjoyed doing the session at Beverley Literature Festival. The others did too. I’m so glad you found it interesting. Thank you for taking the time to drop by my website! It’s very much appreciated.

  4. I think it’s important to write what we like to read. That way, after we’ve already read our manuscript a zillion times during the editing process, we might still be entertained. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I appreciate it! Found you on Facebook, too. :)

    • Thanks for commenting Carrie. I always have to read my final draft from end to beginning, otherwise I end up reading what I THINK is there rather than what’s actually.

      • Excellent point. I didn’t do that with my last manuscript, but I plan to do it this time. Though I must admit, the act excites me about as much as watching paint dry. :)

  5. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. The details will be up on my blog very soon! Your posts are always a ray of sunshine:)

  6. Kasun Abeywardene


  7. Manel Ratnayaka

    So proud of you!

  8. lindyloumacinitaly

    I enjoy contemporary romantic comedy so please do get in touch if you would like me to read and review your novels. To see if you like the sort of reviews I produce please check out my book review blog first.


  9. Ivan Cotter

    I was amazed (and pleased!) to read about “Patently In Love” in IPKat today when I caught up with reading IPKat after being away for a few days. Would you believe that, as a retired patent attorney, I published my first novel (“The Schmetterling Effect”) on Amazon on 15 March 2012 (the same day as you) and that the hero is a male English patent attorney who falls head over heels for an Irish trade mark attorney who he meets in her office in Dublin? Having said that, the love story is incidental to the main plot, so I do not see our books being in competition. My main plot line is that the consumption by a Dr Schmetterling (which is German for “butterfly”) of a considerable amount of Irish stout in an Irish bar in Berlin in 2005 leads, a few years in the future from now, to reformation of the European Union (EU) in an ugly form, nuclear war in the middle east, economic collapse in Ireland, the discovery of huge oil and gas reserves under Ireland concealed by the EU, a vicious murder, retribution for the murder, and a geopolitical effect of surprising magnitude! (Also, for IP-type readers, some digital signal processing and mechanical engineering is thrown in!)
    Anyway, I hope that we are both successful in our ventures from the technical into the artistic.

    • Hi Ivan
      Sounds like 15 March 2012 was a good day for IP related literature!
      Your book sounds very different to mine. I’ll have to go have a look on Amazon. Good luck with the book.


  10. Kai

    Congratulations and well done!! I can’t wait to read it? Will the book be coming out in paperback?

  11. Jen

    Happy publication day!

  12. Just downloaded it – can’t wait to curl up with a cuppa and read it :)

  13. How exciting! I look forward to reading, Patently In Love.

  14. I learn something new every day. Never knew you had this talent, but very well done!!!!! Marion.

  15. I can’t wait to read it! There’s a heart under every labcoat :)

  16. Jen

    Very excited about your book! Don’t you mean March 2012 though?

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