Book Launch Birthday and Writing News

Halloween DelightI love Halloween and envy those in the USA and Canada who get to celebrate in style. The event is slowly catching on in the UK and I enjoy seeing homes lit with pumpkin candles. When I see one I am tempted to blow it out for no other reason than Halloween is also my birthday!

Eight years ago I came out of the closet as a writer of poetry and presented my first poetry book to friends and family. From My Heart Inside My Head was followed by Sticky Sandwiches. Both books are withdrawn from sale and are going through a revamp, however, I do add a poem or two to each book I write.

Today I reflected over the past eight years and realised how far I’ve come as an author. I’ve given public talks and attended various writing events, all of which have been wonderful. Last week I spoke at Kesgrave Library in Suffolk, and the press arrived. I always smile – until he decided to take the picture and my face froze like a deer in headlights! Never mind, Suzan Collins managed one.

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I am interviewed over at author Peter Best’s website this week.

It occurred to me that this time three years ago, I was in Canada visiting my son and the inspiration for a scene in Ripped Genes (sequel to Ripper, My Love), came to me while visiting Seattle across the border. Time flies! Sadly, it is also that long since the passing of my father.

Dad would have been thrilled with my books, five novels written and more on the way! Eight years of pleasure, heartbreak and hard-work. So, I am delighted to announce that the ebook version of novel five, Heels and Hearts, is now available for pre-order and will be officially launched on my birthday!

H&H styledThis is a medical romance in the modern world, not my usual genre of Victorian romance. Readers asked for me to write more after the Christmas Scrubs short story was released last Christmas.

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maggie sept maggie danielleMaggie’s Child has done me proud once again! She rose into the top 100 in the Amazon UK charts for Women’s fiction. She also sat alongside (above), Danielle Steel for a short while – wow! I cannot wait to finish writing Maggie’s Men, the characters are evolving in a way I never realised they could!

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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10 Responses to Book Launch Birthday and Writing News

  1. i think it’s great that you’re taking some time to look back and reflect, Glynis. That’s the way we see how much we’ve grown as writers. I’m happy for you that Maggie’s Child has been so successful for you, and I wish you much continued success.

  2. hilarymb says:

    Hi Glynis – congratulations on all you’ve done and developed into quite the author – it’s great that the ideas are happily consuming you and coming along. So sad about your father not seeing his little girl achieve her dream .. I hope you get to see your son again sometime soon.

    I can’t quite get to grips with Halloween – I don’t like it squeezing out Guy Fawkes … enjoy the build up to your birthday .. cheers Hilary

  3. A good day to launch the book, Glynis!

  4. Anonymous says:

    ooh, how exciting. Guess what? Our books are launching on the same day – what a cool birthday date, Glynis. Good luck with your launch. I’ll be getting your book for sure.

  5. denizb33 says:

    Congratulations on your writing journey so far!

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