Australian Romance Readers Association awards nominations….

…and yes, I’m on the list! I’m completely over the moon to announce that Christmas Reunion in Paris is in the Members Choice category of Favourite Christmas or Holiday Romances. This was the first book in a mini series based around the Harrington Park Hotel, and I’m doubly delighted, that James’ sister, Sally Harrington –…

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Sophie Pembroke shares her desert island book choices…

This month on my desert island we have Sophie Pembroke… Sophie writes very British women’s fiction novels for Orion, Avon and HQ, and short romances for Mills & Boon / Harlequin Romance. She has been dreaming, reading and writing romance ever since she read her first Mills & Boon as part of her English Literature…

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Are you NaNoing? How’s it going?

If you’re struggling with that pesky start…   .If you have so much that the reader needs to know before you get the good stuff, you may find my advice on dealing with backstory useful. Or for more about getting the first chapter down, there’s Grabbing the Reader on the First Page . It’s the…

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One small dog…

Sometimes a character comes out of nowhere It was like that with Dora. I had recently been widowed, was living on my own for the first time in nearly fifty years and I had this completely out of character yearning for a dog. I’m not a dog person. I’ve always had cats as pets, but…

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How to build a book…dogs included…

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m blogging at Liberta Books, my other home today, on how I built my latest book, The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride. There are dogs! This is my muse, Dora the dachshund.

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Liz’s New Year, New Book

It’s been over a year since my last book was published (sorry, but moving house took a lot of time!) but The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride is available to pre-order now.

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Liz’s August

I’m a bit late with my August blog, but the month has  been both stressful and exciting. First, though, I need to give you a catch up on July. As you’ll know if you’ve been following me anywhere, I’ve been waiting for my house sale/purchase to be finalised so that I can move to West…

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Writing Romance: 5 Tropes That Readers Love

…if you’re approaching an established publisher it’s always a good idea to begin with something they know will sell…

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