First of all, an update on ‘How To Win Back Your Husband’ by Vivien Hampshire. My first rom-com novel was published as an ebook in January and I held a great online launch party on Facebook. Friends, readers and complete strangers dropped by and joined in the fun, helping me to celebrate and taking part in some light-hearted games and competitions. I had pens specially made, with the book’s cover printed along the side, and these made lovely prizes, as well as promotional tools. The book sold well in the first few days, but sales are dropping off now, so while it’s still only 99pence, a few more buyers, and reviews, would be very much appreciated. You can view it, and buy it, from Amazon by clicking right here.
On the short story front, my output has dropped quite considerably while I have been concentrating on novels, but ‘The Sky Blanket’ was published in The Peoples Friend Special in January. This one was inspired by a fantastic knitting project that my friend Sally told me about last summer while we were both enjoying our Writers Holiday in Fishguard, Wales. You simply knit one or two rows every day, matching your wool to the colour of the sky. Result: a unique striped blanket in all manner of blues, whites, greys, pinks, etc. No two ever the same!
A fun story about all the superstitions tied up with weddings was my first sale to My Weekly in a long while, and that one will appear in the magazine on 20th May.
In other news... On 15th March I put on my 'competitions co-ordinator' hat and attended the SWWJ Spring tea, where all the Society's prize winners received their trophies and cheques from the fantastic judges. Here's me with Sylvia Kent who took all the lovely photos on the day. Find out more on the SWWJ facebook page or take a look at their website here.
I am now very proud to announce that ‘Lily Alone’ by Vivien Brown will be published, first as an ebook on 15th June, and then as a paperback on 5th October. You can read all about it and pre-order a copy by clicking here.