Guest blogger: Lizzie Lamb

Thrilled to bits with the great job the ARRA have done with the blog I wrote for them. Thank you, ladies.

Australian Romance Readers Association

Lizzie LambIt’s never too late to realise a dream

My dream came true when I took early retirement from teaching after thirty-four years at the chalk face to become a published author. When I retired a colleague gave me a pillow embroidered with: ‘May All Your Dreams Come True’ and I set out to make it happen.

So far, it’s been a great journey.

I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association as a member of the New Writers’ Scheme and took two years to write my first novel Tall, Dark and Kilted. After receiving lots of encouragement I felt the manuscript was ready to be submitted to agents. RNA friends came forward with lots of suggestions what to do next. I will be eternally grateful to Amanda Grange (author of Mr Darcy’s Diary) who suggested that ‘times were a-changing’ and I should self-publish.

Taking Mandy’s advice I self-published Tall, Dark…

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About Lizzie Lamb

I write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which all our books are published.

Posted on July 27, 2014, in Lizzie's Scribbles. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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