My 2015 – photo album -part one

In January we took the train to Huddersfield and drove home with our new campervan – let the adventure begin !

Jasper was 19 years old in February  and as cheeky as ever.

In March saw me getting down to business – visiting the Birmingham Chapter of the RNA, holding a meeting at the Belmont Hotel for New Romantics Press and our RNA chapter The Belmont Belles.

2015-03-11 13.05.12It was my birthday in March and here I am celebrating with Bongo Man, Joan and Maisie at The Case, Leicester.  Later in March I attended the RONA awards in London, met two of my favourite authors (Carole Matthews and Jill Mansell).

We attended our niece’s wedding at Bickleigh Castle in Devon. Cue silly hat moment. Oh, we also saw Richard III interred – an historic moment for Leicester, and in its own way quite romantic, in a historical sense.

After the wedding we took the caravan into Cornwall and visited old haunts, including the ‘gin balcony’ in Polperro. Oh, and I finished the final draft of  SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS. With Jasper’s help, naturally.

In May I sent Scotch on the Rocks to be formatted. After a few glitches I was able to order my proof copy to check for typos etc.

I’d forgotten how long this last bit up the publishing process takes, but eventually, in June I pressed the ‘go’ button and my first box of books arrived.

Scotch on the Rocks was launched in July and within two weeks it achieved BEST SELLER status in its genre – historical >Scottish. I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my lovely husband – Bongo Man. The only hero a girl needs.


We’re halfway through the year. If you’ve enjoyed reading my blog, catch part two next week when I canter through the remaining months of 2015. Happy New Year to everyone, Lizzie xx


Today is the last day when you can download Scotch on the Rocks for 99p/$1.47. From Monday 4th January it reverts to full price . . .

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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 our books are published. I have published six books since 2012, the latest being Harper's Highland Fling. I am currently working on #7 which I hope to publish in 2022. In the meantime, do check out my Amazon page: and click 'FOLLOW' to keep up to date with me and my news.

Posted on January 1, 2016, in Lizzie's Scribbles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Loved this album, waiting for number two!
    Happy New Year, Lizzie! xx


  2. Phew! That really was quite a canter.
    Here’s to another full, happy and successful new year, Lizzie! 🍸

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  3. Looking back I can see why I feel so exhausted. Just kidding. I hope you’ll return next week to see part two of my photograph album.


  4. Congratulations on finishing and publishing Scotch on the Rocks. It was the last book I read in 2015 (before the clock struck 12!) Then came the champaign and I’ve just crawled out of bed! I enjoyed the story, the setting, and the characters very much. I also liked the humour which balanced some of the underlying sadness. The hidden letters and not being able to acknowledge your daughter is tragic, and having a mother who doesn’t love you, well that’s one of life’s greatest tragedies… Fortunately there’s a satisfactory ending and heartwarming message: It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I also enjoyed the serendipity… I’ll be preparing a more coherent review soon! Happy New Year 💖 and thank you for allowing me to read such a lovely novel 🙂

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    • That is a lovely post to read on the first day of the New Year Lucia. I’m so glad you enjoyed Scotch on the Rocks, it seems to be most peoples favourite. Positive comments from Regis and with yours always spur me on to get the next one finished.

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  5. Lovely album, Lizzie. I can’t wait for your next book!

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  6. Great post Lizzie and a great half year for you with so many exciting things happening. I’m looking forward to the second half. Hope 2016 is an even better year for you and yours x


    • Happy New Year to you too Sarah. Many thanks for all your hard work in helping me to get scotch on the rocks on Amazon. You are a star 🌟


  7. Great post Lizzie and what a great half year! I’m looking forward to reading about the second half. I hope 2016 is a fabulous year for you and yours too x


  8. Happy New Year to you both. Good luck with the writing.x

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  9. Lizzie, this is brilliant! Fab photos and an exciting look at what you’ve achieved. So proud of you and I can’t wait to see Part 2. Happy New Year! 🙂 Xx

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    • Thanks Jan. You haven’t done so badly yourself – with the launch of your debut, As Weekends Go. It just goes to show where hard work and determination can take you. 😉


  10. What a productive year you have had! I’m very glad to have been part of it. The meal at The Case was memorable. Every success in 2016 with your new novel. Can’t wait to read it. Xx

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  11. This is a nice idea, Lizzie! x


  12. Mags Cullingford

    All I can say, “Busy Lizzie”, and as always, an excellent photographic record. Well done you, and so far you’ve got as far as July!


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