New blurb reveal!

My very raunchy short story, ‘Secrets of the East Wing’, is due for launch in the next couple of months.  While I eagerly await cover art, I have received the approved blurb, which I have great pleasure in sharing here (American spelling): To the outside world, Countess Molly Bucklington has the perfect life. She livesContinue reading “New blurb reveal!”

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!”

Hot, hot, hot news!

The lovely people at The Wild Rose Press have contracted my erotic short story – Ice Hot – for publication. It’s about a young interpreter who accompanies a powerful – and GORGEOUS – businessman to Iceland.  The journey there, on his private plane, is eventful, as is their first night at his luxury lodge, inContinue reading “Hot, hot, hot news!”

A little gratitude

Being a writer with aspirations, it’s easy to go along thinking how very hard it is to knuckle down and write, and persevere in doing so despite the many setbacks writers all over will be familiar with.  However, it’s also easy to sometimes forget the many people around without whose support, encouragement, patience and time,Continue reading “A little gratitude”

‘Aargh – no-one understands me!’ – avoiding this writer’s pitfall

Nice friends and colleagues may ask you ‘How’s the book coming on?’ and you may talk about it for a time, probably aware that you don’t want to go on about it too much through fear of being known as a ‘writing bore’. So, when can you talk about your current project, your characters, writer’sContinue reading “‘Aargh – no-one understands me!’ – avoiding this writer’s pitfall”

Joining the Romance Novelists’ Association

For a couple of years now I’ve been wanting to join the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA).  The Association organises events for authors, established and aspiring, including a summer weekend conference every year where you can attend workshops and lectures held by those in the industry. It’s taken me this long to join because you can’tContinue reading “Joining the Romance Novelists’ Association”