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Festivals and a Summer Party

This week has been a busy time for me. At the start of the week I was a guest on The Bandwagon blog as part of the Cornish Reading Challenge and later attended the Art Cafe in St.Ives as part of the St.Ives Literary Festival.

The week ended in London when I attended the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Summer Party and the Joan Hessayon Awards.

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Announcement: The Thief’s Daughter is a Contender for the Joan Hessayon Award!

Today the Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the contenders for the Joan Hessayon Award and I am delighted to say that my debut novel with Choc Lit, The Thief’s Daughter, is one of them!

The Thief’s Daughter is one of an eleven strong  list of authors whose debut novels have been accepted for publication after passing through the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers Scheme. Membership of the scheme is highly sought after as only 250 places are offered to unpublished writers writing in the romance genre each year. Continue reading

The Choc Lit Tour Kicks Off!

The Choc Lit Tour Bus

This month saw the start of the Choc Lit Tour of England. The Choc Lit “bus” will stop at various towns and cities over the next few months. Each event will consist of a panel of Choc Lit authors sharing their experiences of becoming published writers, followed by an informal question and answer session. There will also be an opportunity for aspiring writers to pitch their manuscripts to the Choc Lit editor in attendance. There will also be chocolates, a goody bag to take away and a chance to chat and mingle in an informal atmosphere. Continue reading

The meeting of two minds.

There is something special about meeting someone new, striking up a conversation and discovering that you have something in common. It could be a hobby, a mutual friendship or something major, like an illness or a tragedy, but in that moment you know that they understand where you are coming from, just as you understand them. No words are needed to explain, persuade or defend yourself. You can both just dive into the nitty gritty of the topic and share the joy, the despair and the wisdom you have gained from the thing you have in common. This is why support groups, conventions and “meet ups” are so popular. Continue reading

Choc Lit on Tour!

Choc Lit is coming to a town near you and I am delighted that the Choc Lit tour is kicking off at Exeter Library on Saturday, 8th April between 1.30 and 4.30pm. It is a great way to support local libraries and have some fun, too. I, and some of my fellow Choc Lit authors, will be at the Exeter Library Choc Lit Day, so if you’re in the area we’d love for you to join us for an afternoon of author chats, a Q&A session, fun quizzes and, of course, chocolate!

For writers, there will also be the opportunity for a one-on-one pitch session with Choc Lit editors in attendance. Put the date in your diary. Tickets will be on sale very soon. Email to register your interest and come along. I would love to meet you!

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