Never Say No to a Caffarelli "I play by the rules, but they're my rules." …
Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat….
Posted on May 3, 2013
I am very pleased to be part of an exciting new Presents/Modern continuity called The Chatsfields. I am currently writing Book Two after completing a short story I've written for the Review of Australian Fiction. I was reluctant at first to write a short story. I wondered if I'd be able to tell a story in just 4-5000 words but once I started I found it flowed just like any other story.
The Chatsfields are a family full of Style, Spectacle and Scandal! I love the characters I've been assigned and can't wait to see how it all pans out once the whole series is completed.
The Scandalous Caffarelli's Trilogy is now in production ready to be released simultaneously in September, October and November. The Sheik's Baby Surprise ( digital only) is out in June.
The cooler weather in Hobart is my perfect writing environment and I find I am most productive when there's a howling wind or rain outside.
Posted on Apr 1, 2013
I've had a scene in my head for months. I put it on the back burner ready to take out when it was time to write my next medical. I couldn't wait to start. It was the best scene, funny and just the sort of spring board to get the hero and heroine striking sparks off each other. I got all the other things I had to do done. An extra book ( the Royal Baby book which was fun to write) and author alterations for my trilogy as well as other business stuff.
Then – drum roll – it was time to write…..
What happened to my inspiration? What happened to my fabulous scene? Who are my characters? Why aren't they talking to me?
They went very quiet as they were constantly interrupted by other things in my life. Yes, life does get in the way sometimes! The one thing I have learned over the course of my career as a writer is that interruptions are the death knell of a good story. I need to be left alone in my story cave to engage with my characters. So the plan for this month is to get back to my cave and work quietly away with the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door. So please forgive my brief appearances on Facebook and Twitter. I have some people I have to get to know who are waiting for me on my computer…
Posted on Mar 6, 2013
As I mentioned last time I am writing my first Sheik book. Yes, I am still writing it! I can't believe how much harder it is to write a shorter novel. I've taken much less time to write 50,000 than this 10,000 one. Mind you, I did one 10,000 one and then put it aside as I feel it is a bigger novel. Can't wait to get back to it. That will be my second Sheik book!
It's funny how things work out. I remember saying to a writing colleague a few years ago that I didn't want to write a Sheik novel. But for some reason I started putting in a few cameo appearances of Sheiks in a couple of previous novels, including my Caffarelli trilogy which will be out this year. I think the universe was trying to tell me something! Or maybe it was my subconscious getting ready and primed. It is exciting to explore new ground as a writer ad now I am being swept away by the fantasy of wild desert plains and cool secluded oases. Oh, and did I mention dark and brooding heroes who are very determined to have what they want!
Posted on Feb 15, 2013
Exciting news this month is I'm working on my first Sheik novel. I've always resisted writing one… not sure why. I guess it wasn't my fantasy or something but I've read a few lately that were wonderful. Also, lots of my readers asked me when I was going to write one. I couldn't resist the challenge! The book has a royal baby theme and will be a digital only release to celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby in July.
My Caffarelli trilogy is now finished apart from the revisions on Book Three. It's been a really fun time writing those three books. I will really miss those wild boys now they've been tamed!
Happy reading to you all.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
This year has got off to an amazing start. I completed my 50th novel two days into the New Year and before I could even think of celebrating I started book 51. Even more exciting was finding out Deserving of His Diamonds is nominated as Most Popular Category Romance Novel for 2012 with the Australian Romance Readers Association. This is a huge thrill as I won the inaugural award in 2008. It's a fabulous organisation full of enthusiastic and supportive readers of romantic fiction.
Book number 50 is Book Two of my Caffarelli Trilogy and right now I am working on Book Three. It's one of those stories that came out of the ether and is writing itself. I love it when that happens!
Happy New Year to you all and Happy Reading.