It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!
Today is the day that my series of short stories finally flies out into the world, ready for someone to pick up and read. They’ve left the nest. My babies are all growed-ed up! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it
There are other blogs out there (mostly here) trying to tempt you into buying my words so I’ll just leave the links down below for you to do your thang (if you’re interested, that is). For now, I just want to take a few sentences to say thank you…
Thank you to those who showed support on Twitter by sharing and signal boosting my tweets. Every single one of them was like a little push to the front of the class, putting me out there, letting me stand on their shoulders. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the writing community and the #amwriting hashtag truly contains some of the most supportive and kindest people out there.
Thank you to those who left a review on Goodreads and Amazon and the like. I won’t bang on about how important reviews are for algorithms and whatnot (though we all know they are!) but I will say how wonderful it is knowing somebody took a few minutes out of their day to write something nice about your work. The support in those reviews are like big ‘ole hugs.
Thank you to those who pre-ordered the series. I’d like to think it was my amazing storytelling that drew those orders in but there is no doubt in my mind that at least a few of them came from those who think it is important to support indie authors.
But most of all, thank you to Cori and Elesha who worked tirelessly in making my writing readable, in getting it out there, in making me understand how it all works. Sitting and tapping out a series of stories is one thing, but the steep learning curve between submission and publication is a whole other ball game…
I won’t turn this into an Academy award winner speech but I thought it was important to take a few seconds to acknowledge all the hard word and kindness that has gone into this amazing journey.
Right… I’m off to drink some celebratory wine!
p.s. I haven’t forgotten about the necklace competition. I’ll be emailing the winners at the weekend so there’s still time to win this gorgeous “Book lover” necklace. Can you even call yourself a bibliophile if you don’t have one….?
When Emily begins an apprenticeship at the renowned tattoo studio INKomplete, she didn’t realise she was stepping into a world very different from her middle-class upbringing. But not everybody is happy about her dipping her toe into new waters. Famous tattoo artist, Matt Jones, knows she doesn’t belong. What’s he got against her, and how far will he go to drive her away?
After her husband walked out on her, leaving her to provide for their daughter alone, Joe has no intention of relying on a man for anything ever again. As a successful tattoo artist, she can take care of what’s hers. The only thing she needs is a little fun every now and again. And if a gorgeous man offers her exactly what she needs, if they both know what they’re getting into, it can’t get messy, can it?
Phee has breast cancer. As heart-breaking as it is, she’s determined to be strong so her friends don’t worry. They’re a family, so if she hurts, they hurt, and she can’t allow that. But when lines start to blur between her and her handsome surgeon, trying to hold everything together suddenly feels like the real fight.
It’s been five years since Blakey’s beautiful wife Elizabeth died and his grief is just as sharp today as it was back then. But now he’s desperately lonely too. As he becomes closer to his friend Aisleyne, Blakey fights it with everything he has. How could he even think about moving on? No, friendship is all he has to offer. That will have to be enough.