A very warm welcome to Minxes of Romance blog!
We’re so very happy you stopped by for our launch.
Stay a while, share some cyber champers and get to know the Minxes. Our aim is to share our writing journey with you, bring a positive, supportive and helpful outlook to a sometimes tough and disheartening industry, share great books, inspiring call stories and links and updates on useful industry information.
We aim to blog three times a week, so be sure to stop by for more fun stuff and who knows, you might just be in the right place at the right time to win a book from one of our lovely guest authors!
And now, meet The Minxes –
I’m Maya Blake. I live in the Garden of England, better known as Kent, England with my husband and two kids. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading a book or three. I wrote my first novel at sixteen, but alas, boys got in my way :). It wasn’t until I had my second child in 2005 that I began writing again. I was lucky enough to have my third finished manuscript, Hostage To Love, published in 2009. That experience has gone a long way in spurring me on to pursue a writing career and I count my blessings that I met the wonderful Minxes through the 2009 Harlequin Presents Writing Competition.
Romy Sommer discovered romance novels rather late in life. Thanks to a friend who said she had a ‘voice for romance’ she started reading (and writing) category romance novels a few years ago, and now romance is her obsession. She is targeting Harlequin, and under the name Rae Summers she also writes historical novellas set in the 1920s. Watch out for her first novella, Let's Misbehave, which has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press.
Lorraine Wilson has been creating fictional worlds for as long as she can remember but when she discovered the fun of writing romance she filed the exercise books with maps drawn in felt tip and the ‘typed with two fingers’ teenage angst safely in the loft.Now she writes contemporary and historical romance (hoping to prove that a history degree can be vocational after all). When she’s not reading blogs, visiting writers' forums or emailing her lovely newfound writing friends that is!
Suzanne Jones has been writing fiction for many years and her short stories have appeared in magazines in the UK and Australia. She adores reading romance novels and has attempted to write one or two of her own. These are yet to catch a publisher's attention, but she remains hopeful and continues to write, regardless.
Sally Clements loves writing romances with twisty plots and unusual heroines. Sofar, her romantic heroines have been an artisan chocolatier and a masterjeweller. As well as romance she also writes crime - with a twist.
Even though, she always didn't know that she wanted to be a writer, Sri grew up surrounded by writers (her father and grandfather) and books. So, it seemed like fate when she fell in love with romance novels and decided that's what she wanted to write. She writes contemporary romance with strong heroes and spunky heroines.
Joanne has been writing on and off since she was a teen when she created her very own (English) version of the Sweet Valley High series. Deciding she’d missed the boat with that she took some time off to try her hand at many varied careers. A couple of years ago she started reading Mills & Boon books and decided she would try her hand at writing a ‘grown up’ book. Now on her third ms, she's just stubborn enough to keep writing until she's published!
Mairi Williams has been writing for a year and is based in the south west of England.
Thank you for visiting our blog. Please stop by on Wednesday to meet our first guest author, Sandra Sookoo, who has volunteered to answer some cheeky Minxy questions and give one lucky commenter a copy of her book!