My Weekly Pocket Novel accepted!

What a brilliant start to the new year – on Friday I heard that my 50k word submission to My Weekly Pocket Novels has been accepted! It’s a real privilege to be published by My Weekly as they’re such a long-standing, reputable company, and they’re publishing my book – YESSSSSS! Obviously I’m made up aboutContinue reading “My Weekly Pocket Novel accepted!”

Countdown to the romance writers’ event of the year!

This July, as every July, it’s the UK Romance Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual conference.  Held at a different university every year, the conference is where hundreds of established and aspiring British writers come together to listen to expert talks, meet fellow authors, enjoy a gala dinner and – all importantly – meet publishers and editors.Continue reading “Countdown to the romance writers’ event of the year!”

A sneaky peek at my new erotic novella – Secrets of the East Wing

I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the ‘Spicy Bites’ anthology, due out in August, which will contain my first foray into erotic writing – Serendipity.  This is a short story romance with graphic erotic scenes. As the release date approaches, I started researching what publishers of erotica are calling out for.  Straightforward Male/Female stories seemContinue reading “A sneaky peek at my new erotic novella – Secrets of the East Wing”

Getting published without an agent

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need an agent to get published.  There are now a number of completely reputable, professional publishers who accept manuscripts from unagented authors.  Here are some of the ones I have discovered: Bookouture Bookouture is a relatively new digital publisher, which has won awards for the way they treatContinue reading “Getting published without an agent”

An Exciting Insight into the Publishing Process

I have recently signed with a publisher and am quickly learning about the publishing process. I have to say, I was clueless as to how it all worked before, but am finding the whole thing fascinating as it unravels. I naively thought you write a book, they decide if they’re going to publish it andContinue reading “An Exciting Insight into the Publishing Process”

Ooh, exciting. But wait, what about the rude bits…

I had some incredibly exciting news this weekend – a publisher of romance e-books is interested in my manuscript!  It’s the news I’ve been waiting for for, ooh, about five years and it’s beyond thrilling. I don’t want to say too much at this stage in case they a) decide it’s been a terrible mistakeContinue reading “Ooh, exciting. But wait, what about the rude bits…”