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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Eleven Things About Me

The brilliant Aimee Duffy has tagged me in her blog. I've got to answer eleven questions about myself, so here goes:

1) What is your favourite kind of romance and why?

A big thing for me is humour. I love books that have the ability to make me laugh as well as making me cry. I love feisty heroines. I love big alpha men that have a real human side  (Maisey Yates and Sarah Morgan always manage to strike this balance perfectly). More than anything, I love a book that pulls me into its world and where I feel every emotion - for me, a good romance makes me ache (and not always in a pervy way!)

2) If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you want there?

Easy-peasy - my husband.

3) What is the last thing that made you feel all warm and fuzzy?

That was a couple of hours ago when my hubby and two boys brought me breakfast in bed and the Sunday papers. Believe me, this is by no means a regular occurrence! I keep waiting for it to back-fire into an April Fool.

4) If you could read minds, whose thoughts would you want to listen to and why?

I would love to read the mind of the editor who has my book! And maybe use some mind-bendy stuff to prod her into getting in touch!

5) If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

As above! If I could be the editor for a day I would definitely give me a rolling four-book contract ha ha ha.

6) What's your favourite holiday destination?

The Seychelles. I went there for a wedding last year and it's the most beautiful place on Earth.

7) Who is your idol?

In a literary sense it would be Stephen King. I adore his books, especially the stuff he has produced over the last decade or so. There is so much heart in them and, for all the 'out-there' stuff, a great deal of love.
In a personal sense it would be my sister (but don't tell her in case she gets a big head). I'm just so proud of her and everything she has achieved.

8) What is your bravest act in life so far?

I wish I could put something down like climbing Mount Everest or doing a trek through the Amazon, but I'm the biggest wuss in the world (although I have done a bungee jump). I would say that getting married at twenty-one was probably the bravest because I married knowing everyone thought I was too young and too wild and expected us to divorce within a year. But if there is one thing guaranteed to make me do something it is when someone tells me that I can't or that I shouldn't! We've just celebrated our fourteenth anniversary so yah-boo to all the doubters!

9) Your favourite pet?

We had two dogs when I was growing up called Brandy and Sheba, and I adored them. I would love to have a dog and am slowly talking my husband round to the idea.

10) What is your favourite fairy tale and why?

I used to have a giant book of fairy tales and my favourite was one about a princess and her maid. They were travelling to the princes house when the maid overpowered the princess and forced them to swap roles so that the maid could marry the prince. I remember how angry I would get reading it but then how happy I would be that the prince, able to see past her new lowly status and recognise the goodness inherent in her, fell in love with the real princess anyway. I just wish I could remember its name - it was something along the lines of the Goose Princess if there is anyone out there who can confirm it for me?

11) Morals. What does that mean to you?

People should be free to live their lives as they choose, so long as they are not directly hurting someone else through their actions. I truly believe that if everyone treated each other as they would wish to be treated, the world would be a much better place. Live and let live, that's my motto.

Apparantly I'm supposed to ask eleven questions too but its Sunday and I want to get back to the papers. Instead, all blog readers are invited to answer the same questions Aimee posted to me - please let me know if you do!

All the best xxx


  1. As I said earlier, that hubby is definitely a keeper!

    I can't believe you married at 21, I was no where near ready then. Actually, I'm no where near ready now! Haha. Maybe that's why I struggle so much to write romance. :o)


  2. I keep forgetting to do this:

    Last week I dreamed about you! Well, I dreamed a First Sale party on the forums with your name on it. And then I had to go look because I wasn't sure if it was a dream or not.

    And now that I've typed that, I'm kind of afraid it wasn't a dream and I'm gonna have a HEY DUMMY moment ... when I manage to stumble across the thread there. *Goes look* Ok, if it's there, I can't find it.

    So uh, I apparently have a strong vibe of good FIRST SALE feelings coming your way! I swear, I don't dream of you often, or ever before that, actually. I'm not some wacko internet stalker. Sure, I'm wacko, but not so down with the stalking :D

    So anyway, FINGERS CROSSED!

  3. Aimee, Sometimes I wonder how I could marry at 21. I wasn't ready in the slightest but I somehow I knew he was the one for me and somehow we've made it work (touch wood we still make it work!)

    Amalie, OMG you crack me up! I can't believe you dreamed about me - and what a lovely dream ha ha ha. To be honest, the longer it goes without hearing back from the ed (she said she hoped to be in touch within a fortnight but that was almost 6 weeks ago) the greater the dread in my stomach. I really, really hope your dream is a good omen!