Snippets of what I get up to when I'm not writing...

From time to time, I put some shoes on and go outside. Yes, honestly! Although most of my time is spent hunched over my laptop, writing down the adventures of my imaginary friends, I do occasionally mingle with real, live people. And when I do, I sometimes post about what I've been up to in my news pages.

So, if you want to know what I get up to when I'm not writing, read on...

5th February
rub parure

Yes, I know it’s February already and I have woefully neglected this blog. But the good news is that’s because I’ve been busy writing. Just before Christmas I completed my 24th book, and sent it in to my editor. After a brief respite (hah!) for Christmas, during which I did lots of entertaining, eating, drinking and generally enjoying myself, I got down to the revisions and then line edits for this book. It’s going to be called “The Major Meets his Match” and is the first of a trilogy which will appear under the banner “Brides for Bachelors”. I would love to have called it, “Where have all the rubies gone?” or “Annie gets her buns” but those titles were just not romantic enough.

Meanwhile, here is a picture of the kind of jewellery set, known as a parure, which go missing in "The Major Meets his Match", and set my bachelors off on their quest to find the culprit by book 3.

6th January

I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to what the New Year will bring.

I’m currently working on my 24th book for Harlequin Mills and Boon, which is the first of a trilogy featuring a crime that has to be solved by the efforts of each successive set of heroes and heroines.

And I’ve been wondering what to make as a New Year’s resolution, and have blogged about it at the Novelistas Blog.