December 18, 2012
SOLD! Yes, it finally happened! My wonderful agent, Jill Marsal, called me this afternoon to say that Wanda Ottewell at Harlequin SuperRomance would like to buy ‘Bad Boy, Good Man’! My debut novel will be published September 2013!
Revised handouts for my ‘Panic-Free Pitching’ and ‘All You Need is a Six Pack’ workshops are now available in the Extras section.
March 25th, 2011
Thrilling news! Legacy of Love is a Golden Heart® finalist. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Golden Heart®, it is Romance Writers of America®’s most prestigious award for unpublished romance writers. You can see the full list of Golden Heart® and RITA® awards here. Big cheers too, for my dear friends Lindsey Brookes and Nancy Northcott, who join me as finalists. The winners will be announced on July 1st, at Romance Writers of America®’s national conference in New York.
Exciting update on the Romance Writers of Australia® Conference. I’ll be presenting a second workshop - “Panic-Free Pitching.” For more information, please check out this link. A handout for this workshop is also in my Extras section.
I’m delighted to announce that I will be presenting my “All You Need is a Six-Pack” Workshop at the Romance Writers of Australia® 20th Anniversary Conference, ‘From Here to Eternity’ in Melbourne this August. For more information, please check out this link. You can find a handout for this workshop in my Extras section, under ‘For Writers.’
Exciting news! I have an agent! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now represented by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com) .
I have joined a wonderful group of ladies at The Healthy Writer (www.healthywriter.com) and will be blogging with them once a month, on the fourth Friday, so be sure to drop by. Lots of great tips on healthy living and healthy writing.
Starting work on a new romantic suspense proposal … stay tuned!
Two writers’ conferences this month! First, off to historic Greenwich for the Romance Novelists’ Association’s annual conference and then headed to Orlando and Disney World for the Romance Writers of America’s conference. It’ll be great catching up with friends, immersing myself in the romance-writing world and picking up lots of information for how to make that first sale!
In Safe Hands is Runner Up in the River City Romance Writers’ Duel on the Delta contest.
May 26, 2010
Fabulous Silver Quill Award plaque arrived in the post from the wonderful folks at WisRWA. It’s now hanging on the wall next to my Molly plaque. Don’t you just love contest bling?!
April 21, 2010
Great news! In Safe Hands is a finalist in WisRWA’s Fab Five Contest!
Sorry I’ve kept you hanging on and thank you to all those of you who’ve contacted me wanting to know what I’ve got going on. The good news is that I’ve been busy working on some new books! I’ve also been trying my hand at a new area of romance - romantic suspense. Check out the new page, where you’ll find information on my two new series, The SAFe Network and The Ice Squad. You’ll also find blurbs and excerpts for the first book in each series.
For those of you waiting eagerly for the hockey romances, they’re still under consideration! So keep your fingers crossed for good news! And, I’ve put up a new excerpt under Bad Boy, Good Man.
For those of you who are fans of ‘the sheep book’, aka Love by Bequest, and the rest of the Burton Dale Brides series, I’m hoping to revise them and get them back out into the publishing world - so watch this space!
May 20, 2010
Winner! I just received word that In Safe Hands won the Romantic Suspense category of WisRwa’s Fab Five contest!
May 12, 2010
The good news keeps coming! Past, Imperfect is a finalist in Central Florida Romance Writers’ Touch of Magic contest!
May 10, 2010
More fabulous news! In Safe Hands is a finalist in the River City Romance Writers’ Duel on the Delta contest.
An excerpt of my workshop hand-out for ‘Panic-Free Pitching’ was included in the November issue of Heart to Heart, the newsletter for the North Texas Romance Writers. Don’t forget you can find the complete hand-out for this workshop, as well as for ‘All You Need is a Six-Pack!’ in the Extras section of the website.
Something new is cooking. I’ll let you know more soon!
Finally! An excerpt for Tough Girl, Pretty Woman
Thank you for the emails I’ve received about where to get my books - especially, the hockey romances. It’s great to know that there are so many like-minded readers out there. As I’ve said to the people who wrote, at the moment, they are not available. But, I’m inching closer to that magic sale - so keep your fingers crossed. You’ll be the first to know! If you’d like to be informed of any sale, please send me your details using the contact link.
Apologies for not updating my website recently. As you can imagine, the Big Move Home was a major job. We are happily settled in our house in the UK, just outside Cambridge. And I have my own office!!!
Bad Boy, Good Man places second in the Central Florida Romance Writers’ Touch of Magic contest!
August 2008 - The Big Move Home!!
And a fab birthday present from Laura and Julia - my very own penguin! Well, he’s been adopted for me. I suspect the cats might not like sharing the house with a King Penguin . His name is Flipper and he’s a King Penguin who lives at Volunteer Point on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. You can find out more about the great work that Falklands Conservation does here: http://www.falklandsconservation.com/
We’ve started preparing for
the Big Move Home. Yes, from August, we will be back
in the UK permanently.
Also - please look out for me if
to be at the RWA National Conference in San Francisco.
And - by popular request - I have
put the handout from my workshop ‘Panic-Free Pitching’ on
my website, in the Extras section. Feel free to download
and use it to help you gain that editor or agent request.
However, if you are going to extract or quote or use
the material in any other way, please be sure to cite
where you got the information from! If in doubt, you
can contact me through my website.
Check me out on MySpace and Facebook!
Bad Boy, Good Man places second in the Fab Five
AND Bad Boy, Good Man reached the
final three of Central Florida Romance Writers’ Touch
of Magic contest.
Great news for the first book
in my New Jersey Ice Cats series, Bad Boy Good Man.
It is a finalist in WisRWA’s Fab Five contest.
Huge congratulations to two very
dear friends - Terri Garey and Anna
Campbell - who are double RITA finalists!!
Also in January
Beth Andrews and I
were part of the Romance Bandits’ invasion
of Romance Novel TV (www.romancenovel.tv)
with our light-hearted look at category novels.