F/F Fiction Author A.E. Radley | WLW Romance Author Blog

  • My Writing

    Writing about COVID-19 in fiction — do we ignore the elephant in the room?

    I’m a full-time independent author who writes contemporary romance. I make a comfortable living being a writer and I love my job. That said, one of the downsides of being a full-time author is the fact that the moment you have finished one book, you barely have time to pat yourself on the back before you’re starting the next one. Part of this is me, part of this is the economy and reality of publishing these days. It is very much a conveyor belt of production. So, when I finished…

  • Publishing

    An update regarding COVID-19 and paperbacks

    The current situation has impacted us all in ways we could never have imagined. I find myself considering my own business practices and asking myself if I need to make changes in light of COVID-19. I found that the answer is yes, changes do need to be made. My upcoming release, The Startling Inaccuracy of the First Impression, will only be released as an ebook initially with a paperback to follow in the future. The reason for this is layered. Firstly, I always check my print books by ordering a…

  • My Writing

    The Startling Inaccuracy of the First Impression Cover Reveal and Release

    I’m very excited to announce my next book—an enemies to lovers romantic comedy—is on the way! The Startling Inaccuracy of the First Impression is going to be released very soon. In the meantime, I can share with you the cover as well as the description below. And, you can also head over to the book page and check out the first three chapters for free. Stay tuned for more information! “Woodlands Avenue is a peaceful and tranquil street, picturesque with Victorian-era homes and lined with trees. Verity Forsyth lives at…

  • Personal

    Be a Bad Girl and mark off your lockdown days (without damaging your wall!)

    Well, this is it. We’ve all been locked up. Too many second homers in Norfolk, or teenagers gathering in parks. Jerk CEOs who think people being able to buy cheap tracksuit bottoms is essential, and people who still don’t understand the importance of social distancing. It’s not a surprise that Boris Johnson finally had to lockdown the UK. So, I’m declaring it. Staying in is the new going out. And if you want to be a cool kid, and let’s be honest we all do, you’ll need this season’s latest…

  • Publishing

    SCLHO postponed and other event news!

    We live in uncertain times. Will Disney+ launch early in the UK? (Doubt it, bastards.) Will there be any milk in the supermarket on Monday? (Probably not.) Will I go insane next week when the kids are kept home from school and my normally quiet office will be surrounded by noisy neighbour kids? (Yes, completely insane.) But in between all these questions, there is some certainty: South Coast Lesfic Hang Out has been postponed until 12th September. This is good news for anyone who was a little worried about the…