I’m thrilled to bits to announce that I’ve been selected for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme 2015. I’ll be writing a romance for the scheme, set on the beautiful island of Madeira – and as with my other novels it’ll be creating a strong sense of time and place, for you to transport yourselves to the sights, sounds and smells of the tropical island. 116 more words
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Once upon a time, four Irish writers who had never met before (and knew each other only through twitter), went on a road trip to the Romantic Novelists Association Conference in the UK. 1,422 more words
Today I’m thrilled to host Pia Fenton/Christina Courtenay who writes historical romance, time slip and YA contemporary romance, all published by independent publisher Choc Lit. She is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. 738 more words
Francesca Burgess considers eternal tweaking and how life interferes with deadlines.
Seven years ago I started submitting short stories to magazines. Deadlines didn’t feature unless I was writing a seasonal story and needed to get it subbed within a certain time frame. 529 more words
In 2011 I wrote my first novel. Of course I thought it was fabulous, I thought that I’d be an overnight success and that I’d have publishers falling at my feet. 353 more words