In which writerly things always happen in threes

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That post title is a lie. Writerly things don’t always happen in threes, but this is a post about writerly things and there are three of them, and I’m a creative type and thus prone to exaggeration.

Anyhow, ‘what writerly things?’ you cry. Well these writerly things actually. All three of them.

1. Cora’s Christmas Kiss is shortlisted for an award

Cora's Christmas Kiss

Great excitement and joy I tell you. I’m particularly pleased to see this book in the running for an award. I absolutely don’t have favourites amongst my own books. It’s terribly poor form and makes the other books sad, but I have a real soft spot for Cora and Liam, and for Cora’s random bonkers housemates, so it’s lovely to see that other people are loving them too.

Cora is shortlisted in the Love Stories Awards Best Short Romance category along side some awesome writers including my RNA buddies Jean Fullerton and Nikki Moore. The awards are presented in London town on November 18th. Yay!

 

2. I’ve been allowed out of the house

Writing is often a rather solitary activity so it was very exciting last week to spend a couple of days staying with my writing chum, Janet Gover, and talking all things writing and book related with a real human being, rather than just shouting plot ideas at the wall on my own.

And on Saturday is was trebly exciting to venture even further afield to go and chat about romance writing on a panel of Choc Lit authors at Redbridge Central Library.

Redbridge Library 1

The main excitement amongst the panel was discovering that some people approach this writing malarkey completely wrong. By which I mean that we all do it differently and that is of course completely fine and lovely (but my way is right.)

 

3. And finally, Midsummer Dreams news!

The paperback edition of my second full length novel, Midsummer Dreams, will be out early next spring.

Midsummer Dreams

Now, I absolutely don’t have favourites amongst my own books *whistles innocently* It’s terribly poor form and makes the other books sad, but I have a real soft spot for Emily, Helen, Dom and Alex, and for dopey Nick and lovely Theo and Tanya, so it’s rather exciting that non-ereading people are going to get the chance to hold Midsummer Dreams in their hot little hands and get to know all those characters as well. You can pre-order the paperback here.

 

And that’s all my news. Join me next week when I’ll endeavour to find something way more interesting than my own life to witter on about.

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5 thoughts on “In which writerly things always happen in threes

    Nikki Moore said:
    October 29, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Thanks for the mention Alison, and CONGRATULATIONS!! See you in London on 18th. Nikki x

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    sharon said:
    October 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations, Alison! Sounds like you’ve had a great time lately and very well-deserved it is, too.

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    angelabritnell said:
    October 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Not sure all this excitement is good for you but enjoy every moment and eat more chocolate!

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    lmsprott said:
    October 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Definitely calls for chocolate and lots of it. Perhaps a pudding fridge too? Well deserved success and it couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Congratulations!

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    Rosamond Maynard said:
    October 29, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Oh gosh, Midsummer Dreams in paperback! That means another book to buy, and I already have too many to fit in the flat!

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