Wow, it’s really happened! Ten years writing, more than five years submitting, three completed novels and one in the pipeline, and I’ve only gone and got a 2 book publishing deal with Harper Collins!
I am working with the wonderful team at Harper Impulse, a fantastic romantic fiction imprint, getting my debut novel “The Torn Up Marriage” ready for publication. I have my very own editor. I will have someone design a cover for me. I am still pinching myself as I am writing this. I am just so chuffed that at last real readers will be able to get hold of my books, and I hope you will enjoy my stories.
Sheer determination and perseverance has got me here – as well as hopefully writing some half-decent books! It’s been a long road, and a steep learning curve. But I’ve always loved the writing, spending lots of time with these make-believe people in my head, creating dramatic stories, and using stunning settings inspired by my home county of Northumberland.
Well, I have been enjoying multiple celebrations with friends, family, my writing support network - I’ll never say no to the bubbly stuff. This really is a dream come true for me – an ambition I’ve had since I was about 12!
I’ll keep you posted on what happens next. And my publication date!! Woop, woop!