Monday, 25 April 2011

Cooling down, tidying up

Cooling the dog 

Back from sunny south west Scotland, where it was so hot we had to picnic in the shade … and that’s not something you say often about the Colvend coast! I know we British are boringly obsessed with the weather, but it has been uncannily beautiful recently.  We are spending a lot of time basking in the sun and telling each other how unbelievable it is.

I’ve now got just over a week to tidy up a heart-sinking number of projects before I'm off again, this time walking in Turkey, so this is just a quickie to say that a copy of Ordinary Girl in a Tiara is on its way to Desere and Katarina – and Ros, if you’re reading this, email me your address ( and you can have one too.  I liked the sound of you all in your hats!  

Oh, and last minute news (everything is last minute at the moment with me): after grumbling (quite unjustifiably) that Oh-So-Sensible Secretary hadn’t done well in any contests, it has just been short-listed for a National Readers’ Choice Award in the Traditional category.  I’ve been lucky enough to win this for the past two years, so to hope for a third time just seems plain greedy, but OSSS is one of my favourite books, so I'm very happy to see it on a shortlist.


  1. Congratulations on the OH-SO-SENSIBLE-SECRETARY being shortlisted for NRC award!

    And hope you had a nice time away!

  2. Congrats Liz! I'll do the hoping for you!

  3. Thank you both! I'm another deadline down, and counting the days until my holiday next week ...

  4. Hi Jessica,

    Just wondering when I'll be able to get a copy of one of your books from your back catalogue.


  5. Indigo, you can find some back copies on the Mills & Boon website: The best way is to keep an eye out for anthologies like Convenient Engagements, which HMB produce fairly regularly. Barefoot Bride, for instance, is out in an anthology in June - Paradise Nights - which I'll be blogging about next week (if I can get everything else done!) - email me your address and I'll put one in the post to you - I got 20 copies instead of the usual two!

  6. Thanks, Jessica!

    I've just emailed you through your website.

  7. Indigo, I haven't had an email ... could you send again? Try if doesn't work.

  8. Just wanted to say that I read OSSS over the weekend and loved the first person POV - very refreshing! So yes, fingers crossed for you.


  9. Hi Jessica,

    I've sent my address again, this time to your ntlworld account. Hopefully it gets to you this time.