I've decided to start using my Goodreads blog to post some of my 2015/365 writing challenge... 18 days in I know but better late then never!
I have started the new year with not one but two 365 challenges. I am going to write in my journal everyday, nothing in particular just whatever takes my fancy at the time, some things might be personal so I don't want to keep it as a blog... yet! I'm also going to use my new new quote journal that Santa kindly brought me, and record a quote everyday that I will also post every evening on all of my millions of social media accounts. Feel free to comment and ask questions about what I'm writing and why I like that particular quote.
I signed up for this today, hopefully it will lead to a review. Check me out...
I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to hold a launch event in early December at the hair salon and training school I use here in Vancouver.
This will be an opportunity for anyone locally who is interested in meeting me & finding out more about my book. There will be giveaways, book signings and maybe a steamy little reading from Bruises.
Watch this space for more information....
I was recently featured on a blog for an 'In The Spotlight' interview...
What inspired you to write Bruises?
"A number of things actually, mostly personal. A couple of years ago a number of things were going on in my life. I turned 40 for a start, which I had no problem with in itself, but I began to realise that I’d lost my identity..."
"...As a homemaker I was quietly going brain dead. I needed some stimulation, something just to get my mind working again and cleanse it of Octonauts and Fireman Sam. So, while out walking the dog my little mind started to make a mental list of all the things I would change ‘if I wrote a book’ – HA! If I wrote a book, I would laugh to myself..."
How long did it take you to write and publish your debut novel?
"Approximately 18 months. I began secretly writing on my iPad, which, incidentally, I don’t recommend. I wrote the first 5 chapters on the touch screen over about 2 months, and they were shocking. So shocking that my husband refused to continue reading after the first couple and dismissed the whole thing as a waste of time..."
"Have you always wanted to write a book?
Never in a million!... I went to an all-girls Catholic Convent school, taught by nuns. I was not one of the ‘in’ crowd, a nobody really…I could never write ‘that’ kind of book!"
You can read the full interview at Shaz's book Blog
Sharon was also celebrating her 3rd anniversary of blogging so I donated a signed copy of Bruises as part of her giveaway celebrations. Congratulations to Tia Jenkins in sunny California, I hope she enjoys the book!
Also, don't forget that you can get your copy of Bruises direct from my publisher, from Amazon and other major online bookstores.