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  • My Writing,  Personal

    How writer’s block finally caught up with me and how I (hopefully) overcame it

    Let me start by saying that I’ve written seventeen novels in under four years. I’m a full-time author with no other source of income so that shouldn’t really be a surprise. Writing is my job. And, like so many other jobs, I do it every single day. Accountants don’t hope to file some corporate accounts, hit the big time, and retire. Tree surgeons don’t expect to fell an enormous diseased oak and then buy a yacht and soak up rays in the costa del somewhere. Neither should authors. Because the…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Keep Holly Close | Sequel to Bring Holly Home

    I’m super excited to announce that my latest release will be available very soon, and is currently on pre-order over on Amazon. Keep Holly Close is the long-awaited sequel to my best-selling hit Bring Holly Home. Join ice queen Victoria and amnesia-suffering Holly on their latest adventures. Former personal assistant Holly Carter is settling into her new life as a mother, a journalist, and partner of magazine editor—and former boss—Victoria Hastings. The arrival of an anonymous email threatens to split the happy couple up. They have to work together but…

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    The Lesbian Review has their say on Lost at Sea…

    Earlier this week, I was tagged in a tweet to say that Lost at Sea had been reviewed by the lovely people over at The Lesbian Review. As some of you may know, I hardly ever read reviews. In fact, I never go on Goodreads at all! I’m a sensitive author type so reviews are really not my thing. Besides, they’re for the readers, not the authors, right? Thankfully, The Lesbian Review has a policy where they don’t post bad reviews (if you don’t have anything nice to say…) so…

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    Introducing Going Up the mobile game

    I’ve been keeping a secret for several months, but I’m now finally able to share some very exciting news with you. My best-selling summer hit, Going Up, has been made into a mobile game—something which I believe is a first for our genre. I was approached by the developers of Moments: Choose Your Story as they were interested in creating a woman loving woman narrative for their virtual novel series of interactive games. In the game, you get to play the role of Kate and follow her on her journey…