I 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 Both books are withdrawn from sale and are going through a revamp, however, I do add a poem or two to each book I write.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.
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!
This 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.
Maggie’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!