Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I'm so sorry - I've been shamefully neglecting my blog. I know I don't need to explain. I'm sure you're all racing around doing "stuff", too. Getting those cards written (especially to the unexpected people who send you beautiful cards!) Finding presents for people who are impossible..

I do have prizes for those of you who so kindly offered suggestions for the aunt - I went with the hamper in the end, but all the ideas were brilliant. Ros and CC, if you'll email your snail mail addies and pick something from my backlist I'll be in touch.

We have been running a Christmas party giveaway over at the Harlequin Romance Authors blog, btw, and there's still time to get over there and join in the fun (and pick up some great recipes).

I should have offered something deliciously Italian, such as panettone, which Sarah and Matteo (seen here in their Australian cover) will be enjoying this Christmas but I was so deeply involved with another project that I stuck to my old favourite for Christmas - home made shortbread.

Just about catching up with my own preparations now. The lights are up and once the pigs have their tinsel scarves it feels like Christmas.

Now all I need is for the gifts I've ordered to arrive in time and for the snow to stay away until January (sorry white Christmas fans, but I've had two years of that and enough. Really.)

This seems like a very good moment to say a big thank you to everyone who visits the blog for so much support this year.

It's been amazing, with so many different new ventures. The publication of my Beaumont Brides trilogy as eBooks has been a huge success, thanks largely, I suspect to the gorgeous Jimmy Thomas on the cover of Wild Justice. I've had more comments about that cover than my other sixty put together!

New Voices was amazing, and I was so thrilled that my partnered writer Charlotte Phillips made the final four. I'm hoping for big things from her in the coming year.

And the new project that kept me pinned to my desk should be available in the New Year, just in time for those of you whose NY resolution is to make this the year you write that book. It's the book I wished I'd had when I first started writing fiction and will initially be available as an eBook.

Watch this space!


Unknown said...

It truly is a manic time of year, isn't it. I'm rushing from Nativity Plays to Christmas Parties and have a running list of food to buy which I keep adding to. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Liz, thank you so much for all your help this year.I am more motivated than I've ever been so will be working hard in 2012 and will be first in the queue to buy the How To book!

Alexandra said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Liz, and all the very best for the coming year.

Nas said...

Congratulations on the new project, Liz!

Liz Fielding said...

It's crazy when you have children at school, Charlotte. I dug out a picture of the 10 yr old son and heir as part of the Fairy Flying Squad yesterday and stuck it above my computer. :) Lovely memories.

Have a great Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks so much, Alexandra. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Nas!

Chris Stovell said...

What a hectic year it seems to have been for so many people! I'm so looking forwards to your Little Book of Writing Romance - a great start to the new year!

Liz Fielding said...

It's been manic, Chris - I hope yours will be calmer this year. Hope to catch up with for lunch with Toni, too, in the New Year.

Had hoped to have the Little Book ready for the New Year, but the holidays have intervened. Should be online in January though. :)

Melissa said...

You know something. I love our Australian covers, escially with Flirting with Italian. I have it, can't wait to read it!! :)