"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, August 02, 2012


My New Year's resolution to format and publish my backlist titles as eBooks has been achieved. There are more books to come, but yesterday The Proposal went live at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and is pending at Kobo.

I'm no longer the giddy twenty-something that I was when my very very first book was published, and nothing will ever match that thrill. But thanks to modern technology, and my own technical abilities, and a burgeoning eBook market (particularly for romantic-type novels like this one) I can reach an entirely new audience. This book has been published in paperback, hardcover, various foreign languages. And now--electronically.

I really should blog about how this novel came about--it was a game-changer for me, and developing it and writing it got me through a sad time and a very, very harsh winter. In my head I was living in a picturesque castle rose garden with a couple of conflicted, attractive protagonists, an obsessive poet, a dog (yes, of course there's a dog!), and various others was wonderful therapy and a good beginning to a new phase of my career as published author.

I'm happy that the actual Gloucestershire castle on which I based Bevington is pictured on the cover. I will be blogging about my rather intense relationship and familiarity with the real location--I promise.

For now, some links to the various vendors, if you'd like to check it out or might be inclined to purchase it.

The Proposal at Amazon US (Kindle)

The Proposal at Amazon UK (Kindle)

The Proposal at Barnes & Noble (Nook)

The Proposal at Smashwords (various platforms)

More later. For the next couple of days I will be involved with--and celebrating--the consecration of our new bishop.

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