I love writing short stories. I love snorkelling in tropical seas. I love to surf. When the opportunity arose to investigate self-publishing, I leapt at the idea of combining all the things I love into a short story anthology. A Bubbly Holiday is a collection of short sweet/sensual romances aimed at readers who want a quick, fun read for their lunch hour or bus ride home from work.
What was your writing journey/how you got published?
The first and best thing I did was join Romance Writers of Australia. RWA lead me to many on-line courses and excellent books from which I could study the craft of writing, I had several e-novellas published--Lies and Seduction (Cobblestone Press, 2010), Heavenly Revenge (Secret Cravings Publications, 2012), and Unexpected Places (Escape Publishing, 2014).
What is your writing routine?
When I'm being a good girl, I refuse to turn on the computer of a morning. Instead, I sit on the back verandah and write in my notebook. Afternoons are for typing up and editing what I wrote in the morning. Evenings are for Facebook and emails. That's the theory of my routine, anyway. Sometimes I follow it.
Share a writing quote/motto about writing.
Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint off the glass. (Chekov)
What is the one piece of advice about writing that has stuck with you?
After you've written your manuscript, put it away, and start on another. Open up your original story at least two weeks later, when you can edit with fresh eyes.
What are you reading at the moment or what’s the last book you read and what did you like/not like?
I'm reading Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair (a very sexy BDSM romance) and Some Days: Cheerful Stories to Cheer Your Day (sweet, short romances) by Jenny Schwartz. Depends on my mood, which one I choose, but I'm loving both.
A Bubbly Holiday: Three Short Sweet Romances in Tropical Paradise
A Bubbly Holiday ~ Lots of bubbles and a hot temper provide Ellen with her only protection when a handsome intruder bursts into the bathroom of her tropical island resort. But good manners dictate she share the champagne…
Moonstone Magic ~ Caitlyn and her boss Jack had been attracted to each other once, but all that joins them now is work. At a little, wooden beach house in the remote tropics, they see each other with new eyes—although that story about her mum's moonstones having magic powers is nonsense. Isn't it?
Lifesaver ~ If you're going to be saved from certain death, your lifesaver may as well be tall, dark and handsome. That's what Alexa thought when a gorgeous stranger rescued her from the raging surf. But when she recovers and wants to thank her hero, she can't find him. Luckily, fate takes a hand.