About

I am a Scot, a former prosecutor and a songwriter who’s always rooting for a happily ever after.

In December 2016, I wrote

“Here goes nothing…

I have never finished writing a novel and I’ve realised I never will unless I get my act together.  My problem has always been what to say, rather than how to say it.  I seem to have convinced myself, over the years, that I have no imagination.  Well, no more.  I am going to write romance novel, or two or three, or more…

I landed on romance because someone in my book club mentioned that Mills & Boon give their prospective writers a lot of guidance on what they are looking for.  Oh, and they accept unagented submissions.  Go M&B!”

Mills & Boon are part of the Harlequin Books family. The followimf month, in January 2017, I submitted to the Harlequin So You Think You Can Write #AmishBlitz, having blogged about my progress. I was looking forward to the response with both excitement and trepidation because every entry meeting the brief would receive editorial feedback. I saw this as an amazing opportunity to find out what areas I needed to work on. What I never expected was to receive a full manuscript request! That’s when the hard work really kicked in…