Hello lovelies. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. I also hope 2013 is a year full of delight, happiness and success for you all.
It’s been a couple of busy months for me. We moved into our new house three weeks before Christmas and as it was our turn to host the traditional family gathering, we had a mad rush to get organised in time. We unpacked what seemed like hundreds of boxes, put up a clothesline, had the driveway cemented and got the Christmas tree up just in time. It’s all a bit of a blur now.
We still have a lot to do, especially in the garden, but we’ll get there eventually.
Once Christmas was over, I did manage to do some much anticipated reading. At the moment I’m reading a book by Vince Flynn. ‘The Last Man’, which is the latest in a series about an American Assassin who works for the CIA. If you like spies, espionage and a lot of action then you might like to take a look at this series.
I also read SE Gilchrist’s ‘Bound by Love’, an E-book which is a Romantic Fantasy about a pixie princess who becomes the unwitting pawn in a warrior’s thirst for vengeance. Neither is prepared for the passion and love that binds them, nor the hatred that may tear them apart. SE Gilchrist’s imagination and descriptive narrative is to be admired.
As to my own writing! I’ve Indie published my very first e-book on Smashwords and Amazon. It’s a romantic comedy set in 1959. ‘An Irish Rose’ is now available and if you would like to know a little more about it, then please go to the Books Header on my website, where you can see the cover and read a short synopsis. If you would like to read ‘An Irish Rose, you can download it at either Smashwords or Amazon.
One of my finished manuscripts has done very well this year. It received an Honorary Mention in the Southern Texas Southern Heat Competition. A High Commendation in the New Zealand Clendon Award and recently went through to the second round of the Australian RWA Emerald Award Competition. Fingers crossed it makes it all the way.
My romantic suspense set in Northern NSW is coming along nicely too. I have been doing a lot of research into Black Ops teams, precious stones and weapons. I’ve also interviewed a senior detective, an ex underworld figure and elders of the Worimi people, who were all happy to answer my questions. I’m usually a bit of a panzer with my writing. This is the first time I’ve plotted out most of the story.
Until next time, be good to yourself. Start each day with a positive thought and treat everyone, as you would like to be treated.