There was Ruby's trip to the vet - for the routine spaying operation. Not before time! She was already
She certainly hasn't had any problems with the op. She's still bounding round the house at a fast rate, eating anything put in front of her and pouncing on my toes whenever she can - her claws and teeth are like needles.
Meanwhile, I've been preparing for the Advanced Writing Romance course I'm running at Fishguard at the end of the month. I can't wait. It's been so long since I saw the sea. And I know I'm going to to enjoy working with the great group I have in the class. It's always so much fun. It's great to talk about writing with people who understand this need to create, and it's fantastic to see how some of the students are growing and developing as writers as a result.
And, of course, we will have past student, Rachael Thomas's success to toast this time as she's just had her very first Modern Romance/Harlequin Presents accepted. There might be a bit of champagne involved.
And talking of courses - in an update to my website (Special thanks to my wonderful web designer Heather) I've added all the courses coking up this year (so far) on the Events page. There are now some basic Writing Romance courses as well as the annual Advanced Writing Romance course at Fishguard. So if you're interested in joining us - why not take a look?
The first of these courses - at Weetwood Hall in Leeds is already selling out. It's just about full but we might manage to squeeze another couple of people in. So if you want to grab a place, do make inquiries sooner rather than later. And if you've been on a basic course and want to take things further - it's not too early now to make an inquiry about Fishguard 2015! These places always book fast - so get your name in now.
And talking about 2015, I'm discussing the courses that might be on offer next year now - look out for the details of those coming soon. Details will be on my events page as soon as I know them - and at Writers' Holiday's web site or the one for Relax and Write Writing Weekends. The links to these are also on my
Talking of teaching writing - I have some big news coming up about the 12 Point Guide To Writing Romance. Not quite ready to talk about it yet - but hopefully all will be revealed in March. So watch this space.
And talking about re-issues of older books - at the end of last month, M&B reissued ebook versions of some of my older titles -
Wife For A Day
The Married Mistress
and Constantine's Revenge
So if you missed these the first time round, or you're looking for missing books to add to your collection - check out the Mills & Boon site or Amazon for these 'Vintage ' titles.