Today on my blog I have Juliet Madison, a fellow Escape Artist who is at the centre of a whole new genre, Romagic comedy. Take it away Juliet!
I love them. I have tons of them. More than I will probably ever use. There’s just something about the sweet scent they have and the soft glow of the flame, it’s relaxing and inspiring. I wish I could use them more often, but my cat likes to knock things over, so candle time has to wait till he’s tucked up at night in his ‘room’ – AKA – the garage.
2. Sitcoms & movies
These go well with candles. Relaxing on the couch with a movie or fab TV show with candles flickering nearby and a nice hot chocolate. Mmmm. Obviously, as a writer, I love fiction, and this includes the kind you can watch. In our house we watch a movie or two every week, and I always have a TV show on DVD that I’m going through. At the moment I’m on season four of Brothers and Sisters which I missed when it was on TV. I also love Friends, and have the whole ten season boxed set.
I can’t talk about my favourite things and not mention writing now can I? Yes there are times when it’s hard work, but 99% of the time, writing brings me joy. I love starting with a blank page and turning it into something new, creating characters that didn’t exist before, and making up stories that I would want to read. It’s almost like playing God. 😉
4. My son
As with writing, I couldn’t talk about my favourite things and not mention my darling son now could I? 😉 Okay, he may not bring me joy 99% of the time (sorry son, but I’m sure it’s the same from your side!), but I couldn’t imagine my life without him. He is an inspiration to me, the way he follows his passion and teaches himself things, and we have the best conversations. We also like many of the same movies and TV shows (excluding Brothers and Sisters – eww, too girly!), so this is often how we like to spend time together.
I love that there is an unlimited amount of journeys you can take in life through reading fiction. I love creating books, but I also love escaping into another person’s story and imagination too. It’s hard to pick a favourite book, but I’ll pick a significant one… When I finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s book Remember Me a few years ago, that was the moment I decided once and for all to get serious about writing a novel of my own. I wanted to be able to make people laugh, and maybe even cry, but most of all, leave them with a smile on their face when they closed the book. Four years and multiple books later, I haven’t looked back.
STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE
A sparkling story from the Queen of Ro-magic comedy! Aspiring actress Anna Hilford might only have a small role in a leading television drama, but she longs to be dreamboat Karl Drake’s leading lady. Sick of being loveless and overlooked, Anna seeks the help of intuitive love coach, Lulu, from LuluTheLoveAngel.com to give her the courage and determination to follow her destiny. But fate has different ideas, Lulu has undisclosed power, and Anna is about to realise that life happens while you’re busy making plans…
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