Friday, June 30, 2006

I'm leaving on a jetplane...

Well, maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself but I'm so excited I could burst so have to share the news...

I'm going to London!
One of the most cosmopolitan, exciting cities on earth, I spent a few weeks there 9 years ago and now I'm going back. My aim is to catch up with my editor and visit the Harlequin offices, attend the AMBA lunch(Association of Mills and Boon Authors) and generally have a whoop up time! With the added bonus of meeting my buddies Trish Wylie and Natasha Oakley. Can't wait!!!

Of course, organising the trip has eaten into my writing time this week in a big way. But I plan to remedy that starting tonight. After all, I need to write a few more books to fund the trip!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The call...take two!

I got 'the call' an hour ago.

Not for the first time but just as exciting, as I've sold my first book to the Modern Extra line (hereafter known as ModX)

Remember the naked man book, the book intended for Romance but somehow it morphed into a ModX?

Well, BIG SHOT BACHELOR will be released in January 2007 and I can't wait. I now have a September 1st and December 1st deadline for my next two ModXs, along with another Romance, so guess who's going to be a busy bee for the next 6 months?

I'll be posting the entire storyline behind this book on my website over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Set in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, a trendy, artsy suburb of Melbourne, this book is definitely one of my faves. Sparks flew between Ariel and Cooper from the first chapter (well, he was naked for most of it. And chapter two for that matter...) and it flowed so quickly.

I'm thrilled to be writing for two Harlequin lines. Busy is good.
Just remind me I said that when I'm facing my third deadline coming up to Christmas, won't you?

Surprise release!

Just had a rather pleasant surprise.
With the merging of Harlequin and Silhouette Romance lines, my 4th book, Contract to Marry, looked like it would miss out on release in North America.
Well, I just spotted it out this month on eharlequin!

I'm not sure if this book is going retail, may only be direct orders, so if you want to grab a copy, head on over here.

This book was one of my faves. Darcy is gorgeously stuffy and in desperate need of life coach Fleur, who teaches him how to have fun!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A day for fans

THE TEMPORARY PRINCESS is done, edited and sitting in my editor's hands as we speak. Stayed up extra late last night after having an inspiring lunch with the Melbourne Lunch Mob, a group of fabulous authors who meet on a regular basis. Came in at 54000 words exactly, so happy about that. Now the waiting begins...

I received several lovely emails today from people who have read Wife and Mother Wanted and enjoyed the book. Really enjoyed it! This really takes a load off my mind, as this one is the first of my 'different' books. So thanks everyone. You made my day!
(PS. to find out who all the lovely ladies are, head on over to my website. I have names and links to all their websites there.)