It’s half term here so, in addition to the epic amounts of writing and editing I appear to have accidentally front loaded the first half of this year with, I also have the daughter at home to entertain. The obvious answer to this is, of course, to call in reinforcements. Or, as they’re known in other families, the grandparents.
Unfortunately Nain and Pops are in Edinburgh this weekend, so that’s where we’re going! The daughter and I will be hopping on a train headed north in just a couple of hours (as soon as I finish packing) and returning in time for school on Monday morning, leaving the husband to fend for himself here in the meantime.
Of course, when I planned this epic adventure for the two of us, I utterly neglected to note that today is release day for the RNA/Mills & Boon Anthology, Truly, Madly, Deeply, which I have a story in! There’s a lot of fun planned around the web today – from a Facebook launch party to giveaways and everyone basically getting very excited about this fab new book we’ve been lucky enough to be involved with. (I’ll be checking in from my travels when I can, but you should really take to twitter and Facebook and find out what’s happening!)
My story, The Fairy-Tale Way, is an idea that had been hanging around my head for a while, in various guises. And, to be honest, I’m still not entirely sure that I’m done with it. It’s about a book hailed as ‘the new bible for the newly single’ that tells you how to date according to the rules of fairy tales, in order to find your Prince Charming.
I’m always fascinated by the idea of dating rules, mostly because, in my experience, love laughs at rules. More than that, it mocks from the sidelines while you try to follow them, then sweeps in and knocks you over from behind. I’m also crazy for fairytales, which is why they show up so often in my stories. Especially the deeper, older, darker ones. The ones that we’ve almost forgotten, they’ve been so cleaned up and prettified.
The Fairy-Tale Way is the last story in the print edition of the book (although since the digital version has an extra ten awesome stories I don’t know where it falls in that one yet) and I hope a magically romantic way to finish the collection. Looking at the names and stories featured in this book, I am honoured and beyond excited to be included in such company. If you’re looking for a present for a romantically minded friend, or just something to brighten up your winter, one short story at a time, I think this book would certainly do the trick.
Welcome to the world, Truly, Madly, Deeply! May you bring much joy and many smiles to all that read you.
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