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Cover reveal for The Silk Romance – and it’s beautiful :)

I’m so excited to have the cover for my first novel, The Silk Romance. Here it is.  Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? I’m indebted to designer Charlotte Volnek for all her ideas.  Although I’ve worked in the print industry for many years, and worked closely with graphic designers, I’m not a very good artist!  I gave…… Continue reading Cover reveal for The Silk Romance – and it’s beautiful :)

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10 useful things I learned from the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme

This week the Romantic Novelists’ Association announced the nine contenders for the Joan Hessayon award.  This award recognises previously unpublished writers who have passed through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and have gone on to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.  An exciting feeling – congratulations to all nine contenders! This year there’s a really…… Continue reading 10 useful things I learned from the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme

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The Silk Romance – an update on publication

A few people have been asking for an update on my novel, The Silk Romance, which is due to be published in May, so here goes!  (And for those of you who’d like to know what the novel’s about, please check out my Silk Romance page.) The short answer  – for those who don’t want…… Continue reading The Silk Romance – an update on publication