What a hoot, my new book Secrets of the village girls is 87850 words long and covers underground tunnels in Norwich - it has romance - a treasure hunt - blackmail and three murders to solve. So that should keep readers happy. it could be the first of a series. At the moment it is under review and if its favourable it will be shortly an ebook. I am aiming for a traditional publisher for this one, but they are scarcer than hens teeth. So its lucky that I can be my own publisher.
I have entered two short story competitions so wish me luck.
One is entered for the Hillingdon Literary Festival which sounds like a very good weekend out for everyone. if you live locally check it out. There will be a lot of bigwigs there as well as writers.
I went to the Over fifty plus show at Olympia, London and discovered that I had won the writers competition. So I contacted the organiser Dr Robert McCaffrey who was pleased to give me my prize. We had a lovely day and enjoyed all the stalls and learned a lot. The men enjoyed watching two girls in feathers dancing. And the ladies enjoyed snatches of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Had a wonderful day -met friendly editors -and like minded writers - ending with glass of bubbly - cheers. Now I have to practise what I learned and inspire an editor with enthusiasm. Wish me luck.
I am off to Richmond to a master class of writing for Harlequin. Hope my brain holds all the information I can glean.
My weird marriage proposal where a sailor openly said he would probably not be faithful - won a goodie bag from Harper Impulse recently. Sometimes good comes out of bad memories.
My book An Obsession for Jake by Isabella Rose has a saucy domination theme and I'm looking for a publisher to market it further than I can. Review says its hilarious chic lit, read the book to join in the action!..
My first line entry to Authonomy and Avon competition was short listed to the last ten. Out of one thousand entries so I was thrilled. My as yet unpublished novel Love and Lust No Strings No Trust is an exciting read and entered for another competition. If it doesn't win I will put it on line myself.
One snag I discovered is if you are in the library readers can download your books for free. Which rather defeats the object if you want to sell your work and only give away a sample to whet the readers appetite.
Hundreds of downloads so at least I'm getting readers.
Mysterious Master by Isabella Rose is short listed for best author published read at the international festival for romance writers 2012. The award ceremony was thrilling sprinkled with friendly authors publishers and literary agents followed by a gala ball.It was a fun night.
check out my website to find links to my books and to other interesting authors.
Love or lust no Strings No Trust by Isabella Rose saucy romantic suspense will be ebook soon.
Daddy's Little Spy -Isabella by Isabella Rose
child abuse as isabella struggles to survive WW2 and witchcraft - light relief -love spells.
To Catch a Daring Thief by Angel Rose is a fun read. Billion dollar heist with sensual intrigue.
Intimate Enemies is a sensual romance if Blake is guilty -does Angel want to prove it.
Devil Doctor - hates sadistic surgeon who told her mother terminally ill -inspirational story.
Mysterious Master by Isabella Rose -family relationships complex romance. Feedback welcomed.
Ena Roscoe musical star 1920-1940's. Family history mixed with music hall and radio stars etc.
Walt Disney's gift to Ena. Treasured to this day.