Friday, 30 May 2014

Waterstones Jersey

There's been a lot going on behind the scenes recently and one of the opportunities I've been lucky enough to have is for my two Jersey-based romances to be stocked/sold in Waterstones in Jersey.

Waterstones is one of only two book shops in Jersey for 90k locals and approximately +-300k tourists and to have my book stocked in this fantastic store is a dream come true for me.

So, if you live in Jersey or are holidaying in the island, please do pop in and have a look, my books should be in the store at some point in the next couple of weeks. They are already set up on the Waterstones website.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Reasons to Celebrate

Writing is a lonely business, the mere fact that you spend so much of your time in your own fictional world typing at a keyboard ensures that you are mostly a party of one!

The worst part of writing, for me at least, is the promo! I was brought up to believe that no one likes a show-off and, if someone gives me a compliment, I find it easier to laugh and shake my head, insisting they must be wrong. So, this promotional side of publishing my books is always done with a slightly embarrassed feeling, compounded by the occasional family member glazing over if another one asks the question, 'So, how is your writing coming along then?'

That said, most people are hugely supportive, both friends, family, and people you meet and get to know over the social network, so that when there is something to celebrate they are happy for you and share your news. Even if this news is waking to discover that your book has magically appeared at #31 in the Love & Romance Chart like I did yesterday, it's something you feel the need to share. *whispers* It rose to #24, but has since dipped to #39 - numbers matter. x

Friday, 9 May 2014

Happy Liberation Day!

It's 9th May, there are flags everywhere and it's (almost) sunny - it must be Liberation Day here in Jersey!

This gorgeous island was Occupied during WW2 and ever since the island was liberated on 9th May 1945 the islanders, and those connected to this gorgeous island, have celebrated the date islanders were given back their freedom and those that had left before the Occupation were able to return home.

Happy Liberation Day!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Goodreads Winners - A Jersey Kiss

A massive thank you to the 948 people who entered the Goodreads 2-book giveaway for a signed copy of A Jersey Kiss.

I will be sending the prizes to prizewinners, Michele Roosje and Jacquelyn Lane this week.