Thank you to Rachael Thomas for inviting me to join The Blog Tour. Her debut book, A Deal Before the Altar, will be available later this year. More information can be found on her website: http://www.rachaelthomas.co.uk
I had the pleasure of meeting Rachael via the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Critique Partner scheme, which I now manage with my “partner-in-crime” Beck Nicholas.
I’ve enjoyed working with Rachael over the years and am delighted to see her do so well with her writing and be accepted as a published writer with Mills and Boon. I’m looking forward to seeing her the cover of her debut :)
What am I working on?
I am currently half way through a book which is the third in a series. Books 1 & 2 are linked, and books 1 & 3 are linked, although they can be read as standalone books.
Book #1 finaled recently in a US competition which was very exciting. It was a thrill to have such positive feedback from the judges.
How does my story differ from others of its genre?
Over the years, whilst I’ve learnt my craft and written, I’ve kept true to my voice. In competition and writer feedback, I’ve always had positive interest in my “voice”.
I’d like to add that this doesn’t always come naturally to new writers and can take time to recognise and nurture.
Why do I write?
Mainly because I can’t stop the stories and voices in my head. But more importably, because I love it :)
How does my writing process work?
As a busy, working mum with two young heroes-in-training, I don’t have much time to write. I usually make time at nights and on weekends.