Here’s where I get to share some of my good news! It’s my writing gallery timeline…
Thank you to all the lovely readers and reviewers, without whom I would not be able to follow my writing dream! Feeling blessed, thank you!
2nd December 2017 and The Secrets of Villa Rosso is wearing a best seller flag on Amazon.co.uk! What a way to end the year!
It’s 1 December 2017 and as the year draws to a close ‘Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage’ is in the TOP 100 on Amazon.co.uk!
Did you catch the November issue of Mama Life? The fabulous Christie Barlow featured ‘Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage’ and if you look closely she’s quoted on the cover of the book!!
Oct 19 , 2017 Trending today on KOBO today and number #8 in Contemporary romance:
19 October 2017 – sending hugs to my lovely UK readers!
9 October, 2017 – feeling the love from the US of A!
August 25th, 2017 and it’s a shout out to my lovely readers in Canada!
Celebrating Harper Impulse’s 4th anniversary and proud to be one of their authors!
April 2017 and feeling the love of the Australian readers!
March 2017 – Well, they do say GOOD NEWS comes in threes…
I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I have signed with Sara Keane from the Keane Kataria Literary Agency!
Being a writer means wearing many hats these days and everyone in the business knows how fast the day flies by and how many balls you have to juggle. I love writing and I love designing graphics to show off my book covers … but reading a contract is not my forte. So just knowing that someone with as much experience as Sara has, is in my corner, is a truly wonderful boost. And I can utter a huge sigh of relief.
I have signed a two book contract with the awesome Harper Impulse … 21 July 2017 I’m whisking my readers away to Castrovillari, in southern Italy. If you can’t afford a holiday this year, then let me take you there – virtually in THE SECRETS OF VILLA ROSSO. The paperback will be released on 5 Oct 2017!
And 3 November 2017 – if you enjoyed ‘A Cottage in the Country’ then ‘CHRISTMAS AT BAY TREE COTTAGE’ is coming! The paperback will be released on 11 January 2018!
Beginning 2017 with a bang:
Thanks to Amazon UK and some fabulous readers who shot A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love up the charts in a January promotion!
and a big wave to canadian amazon readers!
And ending 2016 with lots to celebrate!
Quintessentially Yours zoomed up the charts!
and two lovely book bloggers included me in their Best Picks for 2016!
BOOKY RAMBLINGS OF A NEUROTIC MOM – SHONA’S BEST BITS OF 2016 – A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate
THE WRITING GARNET – A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love
DECEMBER 2016 WH SMITH TRAVEL – UP FIVE PLACES!
November 2016 Under The Stars becomes a best seller!
Climbing the charts in W H Smith
A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love published by Choc Lit made the very best of 2016 on KOBO!
A short story in Your Cat magazine December 2016 Issue
November 2015 A Cottage in the Country hits #55 in the top 100 Kindle Paid Chart Amazon UK becoming a bestseller!
November 2015 my first no. 1 in Contemporary Romance on KOBO
July 2015 Under The Stars reaches no. 1 in France
Announcement in Booktrade
April 2015 in the Bookseller
I was lucky enough to have a face-to-face meeting with the very bubbly and enthusiastic Charlotte Ledger, from Harper Impulse, at the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference on July 14, 2013.
I submitted the series ‘Angels Among Us’ consists of three novellas of around 30,000 words each – Falling, Forbidden and Forever. It was another couple of anxious weeks waiting to hear whether I was going to be offered a contract.
The phone call came when I was in the garden with little Bill, it was baby-sitting day and when I heard Charlotte’s voice on the other end it was a fireworks moment!
I turned my back for a minute – what was I thinking? Bill is three years old and had a hosepipe in his hand …
What ensued was gasps of joy, a soaking as Bill liberally sprayed both myself and the barbeque with the hosepipe and then proceeded to follow me as I ran around the garden to get away from him. He thought it was a game – goodness knows what Charlotte thought!
HarperImpulse are an amazing team and already I feel a part of it as emails have been flying back and forth. I love the direction they have chosen for the covers and titles of this series. At the RNA conference in July I also attended a talk given by Kimberley Young (publishing director of Women’s Fiction at HarperCollins) and Charlotte.