Welcome to my world
With Scottish, Irish, and Brazilian blood in my veins, it’s hardly surprising that I chose to become a writer. As a child, I wrote extra scenes for the films I watched at Saturday cinema and handed the handwritten scripts out to my friends. I was almost drummed out of the playground for keeping all the good lines for myself. Luckily, I save them for my readers these days.
After thirty four years as a primary school teacher, I decided it was time to find out if I had it what it took to become a published author. My last post was as deputy head of a large primary school in Leicestershire. Here you can see me bidding farewell to my pupils and explaining why I wanted to become a writer.
I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association and honed my craft. It was at an RNA Conference that another writer encouraged her to write from her heart and not focus too overtly on what I ‘believed’ agents and publishers were looking for. After some deliberation, I formed the New Romantics Press with three other members of the RNA and went down the self-publishing route. It was the best decision i’ve ever made.
in November 2012 I finished Tall, Dark and Kilted – themed Notting Hill meets Monarch of the Glen – which echoes my love of Scotland in every page and published it as a paperback and kindle on all Amazon sites
Since then I have published Boot Camp Bride – romance and suspense on the haunting Norfolk Marshes – which was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. I then returned to Scotland with Scotch on the Rocks which became #1 BEST SELLER in romance>Scottish less than two weeks after publication. My fourth novel, Girl in the Castle reached #3 in the charts just weeks after it was published. I then wrote Take Me, I’m Yours, and fulfilled a promise I made to a friend many years ago to set a book in Wisconsin.
Since then I have written Harper’s Highland Fling which fans say is my best novel to date.
Read it and judge for yourself.
Readers who buy my books like
* Feisty Heroines
* Sexy Scottish Lairds
* Hunky Marine Biologists
* Sparkling Dialogue
* Romantic Encounters
* Humorously Ever After Endings