This from Trish Morey:
"I've loved the chance to blog and enjoyed hearing about people's favourite places around the world, many thanks to Liz and all who contributed. Sarita Leone's name was first out of the hat - congratulations Sarita! Thanks for putting Chincoteague, Virginia on the map!"
A NEW COMPETITION
I've just updated my website for November and there's a chance to win a signed copy of a book from my backlist. Check it out here
AND SOME UNEXPECTED PRAISE
The Guardian is one of our most prestigious newspapers -- read by the great and good and renowned for its literary snobbery. In the past it has not been kind to romantic fiction, but after the screening of two programmes about Mills and Boon -- one involving crime writer, Stella Duffy, having a go at writing an M&B romance, the other a drama that is queued up on my hard disk waiting to be viewed, they said this:
"The programme is a success too - for one because Stella Duffy, as well as throwing herself into it whole-heartedly, is very good company (not many novelists make good TV). But also because of all the amazing Mills & Boon ladies she meets along the way: the editor, the established writer who's teaching the course in Italy (that was Sharon Kendrick), the aspiring writers, the fans. They're all brilliant, clever, funny, women. Modern, even. But they also understand that romance - and cuppy-kissing - lives on."
By George they've got it! Finally! Romance is not for dummies. We're all brilliant, clever, funny, modern. And romantic. How cool is that!
AND FROM THE SCOTSMAN...
Another newspaper not known for frivolity, comes this:
"Seeking respite from the cursed credit crisis, Claire Black dives into the pool of romance that is Mills & Boon, and discovers that millions of others are doing the same." Read on here