Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Right Royal Breakfast!

Tables laid with crisp clean white tablecloths, little Union jack flags flapping in the warm breeze, the champagne chilling and the big screen tuned to the wedding of the 21st century,Wendy's Bar at La Cumbra in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote was all set for a right royal breakfast. Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and chilled champagne was enjoyed by many as they sat in the shade watching Prince William and Kate take their vows.

The royal wedding was truly a magnificent day for everyone whether you were in the UK or like ourselves 4,000 kilometres away. Distance made no difference as we sat, spell bound, watching the making of history on the TV. I am sure writers, particularly romance writers, will be taking a few ideas away to add to their own work, because there is nothing quite like the pomp and ceremony of British Royal wedding.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Sun, Sea & Sometimes It Happens.... Video!

Here is a little taster of my latest novel Sometimes It Happens... due out in Kindle from Amazon next month.

I hope it inspires you to want to read it!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

I've Got It Covered!

I never knew writing could be so nerve wracking, if I'm not worrying about writers' block, then I'm worrying about rewrites and edits! This week my tension took on another dimension, as I waited for the cover design for my latest novel Sometimes It Happens...

Cathy from Avalon Graphics sent several mock ups, but it was the first one that took my breath away. It said so much about the tone of Sometimes It Happens... that I instantly fell in love with it.

I love writing and seeing everything start to come together is so rewarding. Now as I look at my latest book cover, I want to touch that beautiful sky, relax on the recliners, and hold one of those large glasses of champagne - I'm already there! What about you? Do you love it? Hate it? or does it not grip you at all?

Sometimes It Happens... is scheduled for release next month.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I'm ready for my bath when you are

Now that's better, snuggle in my towel

Sunday, 3 April 2011

My Dilemma!

It is quite an exciting time for me at the moment, though a very busy one. I have finished the rewrites of my book 3 - Sometimes It Happens... and now working through the final edits. 
Last week I saw the mock-up for the book cover from the graphic designers. Avalon Graphics. It looks fab and I hope to be able to share this with you shortly.

As well as working on Sometimes It Happens... I have another book percolating in my head which I am anxious to start writing. So why am I not getting on with it I hear you shout! Well, notwithstanding that there are only twenty four hours in a day, I have the dilemma of my first two books: Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall. Both books have received lovely 5 star reviews, on Amazon. I have also received emails and  phone calls. But, and this is the dilemma, I have learnt so much working with my editor that I feel I need to edit these books. And maybe I have to do a little rewriting too. So now I must look at how to work my days to meet the demands of my life, finish the final touches to my lovely new novel, look at my plot for a new book and seriously look to editing /rewriting my first two books.
What to do first once Sometimes It Happens.. is released....that is my dilemma!

As I tap away at my keyboard, I feel sure I will go for tackling everything. I just need to plan the best way of optimising my time and making sure I continue to enjoy what I love, and that is writing.