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RITA® Nomination for 10 Rules to Sex Up a Blind Date!

So the Romance Writers of America® announced the nominations for this year’s RITA® Awards on Thursday… And me, being a complete plonker, was not aware of this (because I’d got my dates confused) until I picked up the phone and the fabulous Helen Kay Dimon introduced herself and told me she had some very good news for me.

Her news: My second Red Hot Read for Cosmopolitan magazine, 10 Rules to Sex Up a Blind Date, had been nominated for an award in the Best Romance Novella category. Cue much babbling, lots of teary thank yous and then a mad rush to get a plane ticket to NYC in July and register for the conference.

Just wanted to share my AMAZING news. I’m so excited about this. Obviously it would be terrific if I won, but frankly just getting nominated is such an honour I’m already over the moon and far away. I loved this story about sex, lies and Twitter etiquette, so it’s absolutely amazing to have it honoured in this way.

In other news, I have signed off on my first longer book, a woman’s fiction novel which will be out next February in the UK and currently has a working title of So Now You’re Back. I’m super proud of this book, which is quite a departure from my series work, it’s certainly been quite a learning curve writing a book with this much complexity. But I love it now, and I hope you do too…

Meanwhile, back to my current writing project – while doing a little snoopy dancing!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015!

I’m sure we’re all super busy at the moment in the lead up to Christmas. But just wanted to say Merry Crimbo to one and all and a Happy 2015!

I have much exciting stuff in store, including the publication of my first longer book in the UK. Am currently doing revisions on it (in between shopping my butt off!) but it will be out in August 2015 and the title is Love, Cake & Having It All.

That’s a long wait, but I have other exciting projects on the go that will hopefully mean other good news for the new year.

OK, let’s get this party started. See you in the New Year.