For a crowded couple of weeks my diary is overflowing:
On Tuesday 15 May Never Coming Home is released in bookshops in Australia and New Zealand. To celebrate, I will be blogging with the Australian Romance Readers Association.
Wednesday 16 May I will be the spotlight debut author on the RT Book Reviews website. Morgan, my interviewer, came up with some great questions, delving into some of the most emotional parts of the book.
Thursday 17 May is the night of the RNA Summer Party and the Awards Ceremony for both the Joan Hessayon Award for new writer of 2011/12 and also the announcement of the Romantic Novel of the Year. It will be a great night, if a nail biting one, for Choc-Lit. Linda and I will be lining up for the Joan Hessayon, and Christina and Jane for the Romance of the Year. We are made of strong stuff, and will party on, regardless.
The full list of nominees for the Joan Hessayon includes some fabulous and varied debut books.
Scarlet Wilson It Started With A Pregnancy
Tanith Davenport The Hand He Dealt
Liz Fenwick The Cornish House
Evonne Wareham Never Coming Home
Lynda Dunwell Marrying The Admiral’s Daughter
Rhoda Baxter Patently In Love
Linda Mitchelmore To Turn
Gina Rossi The Wild Heart
And the week after? That's the week of Crimefest in Bristol, where I have a twenty minute spotlight to talk about mixing crime with romance. And guess what? I'm on stage immediately after Meg Gardiner. Scary, or what? Will I hear a word she says?