August is always a big month for me. This year doubly so. Five big things are happening in August which will make my life very, very busy.
New Billionaire Book Available
I’m thrilled to announce my new release – The Billionaire’s Passionate Revenge – will be available for pre-order in August. Here’s the premise:
Heiress Lady Zara Ravensdale and Xavier Hunt, the gardener's son, were once inseparable. But before their romance had a chance to bloom it was crushed by scandal and betrayal.
Wealthy and attractive, Xavier is now an international celebrity while Zara is deep in debt, running Ravensdale Manor as an upmarket hotel to make ends meet. Unable to forget the past, Xavier returns to Ravensdale determined to have his revenge on the Ravensdales – once and for all.
Together again, passions reignite and the old chemistry becomes impossible to ignore. But Xavier and Zara are both keeping secrets, and holding on to their own version of events. With so many questions that still need answering, will they be able to uncover the truth or will Xavier's need for revenge tear them apart forever?
So, I’m going to be flat out doing marketing from now on.
Appearing at the Byron Bay Writers Festival – Sunday 9 August
For the second year running, the Byron Bay Writers Festival will feature a romance panel. Hooray!
I will appear again this year with Honey Brown and Krissy Kneen. The panel is titled Romance: Escapism or Relationship Hotline and will be chaired by Moya Sayer-Jones. Would love to see lots of romance lovers in the audience.
RWA Conference – attending, presenting and chairing
The Romance Writers Conference of Australia is an annual highlight. This year I’mAgents and Acquiring Editors. I’m currently busy preparing for both.
And, if that’s not enough, we are moving house! So far I’ve only tackled my daughter’s bedroom and I’ve already assembled enough “treasures” to hold a garage sale. The house is covered in boxes and general craziness.
Our new house needs some maintenance and the exterior painted, so I’m also juggling tradies at the new place as well.
Deadline for the Dirty Draft
And, I’ve given myself to the end of this month to get the dirty draft done on my next book. I’m thirty thousand words in, but want it done. Now!
So I have an action packed month coming up. I hope August is shaping up to be a great month for you!
I’d love your help!
Before appearing at a Festival or doing an author event or media interview, I try to anticipate some of the questions I might be asked as part of my preparation. If you were attending the Byron Bay Writers Festival, what question might you ask me or one of my fellow romance writers?