I can’t believe it’s 2016 already – where did 2015 go?
In January last year I wrote a novella, Sand in My Shoes, set in the lovely seaside resort of Arcachon, south of Bordeaux. It was published as an ebook by Accent Press in July. I’m very fond of this story, which takes a minor character in my first novel, Face the Wind and Fly, and catches up with her at a crisis point in her life.
August saw the publication of the fourth novel in my Heartlands series, People We Love. It was launched amid much fun and fanfare in Waterstones in Edinburgh. They were kind enough to give me some window space too! Much excitement. And world-famous author Alexander McCall Smith was very generous in reading the book and supplying me with a quote for the front cover – I am much indebted, thank you!
I was thrilled, too, when WH Smith put People We Love on promotion in some of their airports and stations – and even more delighted to spot it, in Heathrow and in Edinburgh.
I teamed up with four other authors to launch a new blog, Take Five Authors and already it’s going strong. And during last year, I became a contributor to Love a Happy Ending online lifestyle magazine, which is great fun to write for and I’m part of a lovely team.
The photo at the top of this page was taken with my new Canon SLR camera. Plum blossom in our garden. Spring is finally here!
2016 has already been eventful, with Between Friends was published in February. Set in Edinburgh, it is a tale of friendship – and revenge. STV Edinburgh and Glasgow did a live television interview on the day of the launch in the lovely Edinburgh Bookshop! Mistakes We Make, the fifth in my Heartlands series, comes out in the summer.
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