After many hours of editing, Chasing Dreams has been sent off to my editor and beta-readers. Now comes the anxious wait while I try not to think about the fact someone is reading my story! At this stage, I’m still on track to release it by the end of March. Next job is to write a blurb so I can upload it to Amazon etc ready for pre-order. I don’t hate blurbs quite as much as writing a synopsis – but it’s a close call 🙂

I haven’t actually said much about Chasing Dreams on my blog, as far as I can see. How remiss of me! For those of you who (like me) fell in love with Bluey in Letting Go, the first in my Hope Creek series, book 2, Chasing Dreams, will be out in March.

This time it’s his sister’s turn to find love. But the path won’t be easy for Bel. She’d never have thought that Marc, her teenage sweetheart, would come back to their small town – as the fill-in cop. The town is her life, but he has responsibilities elsewhere. She can’t risk a short-term romance, but how can she let him walk out of her life for a second time?

I’ve also been busy getting final edits completed for Polly’s Patisserie. I’m not sure whether I’m allowed to say what it’s new name will be, so I’ll stick with Polly! It will be out in the next few months with Escape Publishing. Hopefully I’ll have a cover and a release date to share soon. That’s pretty exciting!

WAAAF_Recruiting_PosterNow those are both close to completion, I’ve been turning my mind to the next book. It’s early days yet, so I don’t want to say too much, but it’s a departure from contemporary small town romance. Part of it will be set in Australia during or at the end of World War II. To be honest the thought of writing something new and more challenging is both exciting and petrifying! It depends on the minute which emotion is uppermost! I’ve been doing a fair amount of research and am learning so much about the era, and especially the role of women. It’s hard not to get sucked down rabbit trails of research – but sometimes that’s where an unexpected gem might be hiding.

So yeah, that’s me. Busy!