Wednesday 12 September 2012

I Am A Writer

It's all gone quiet on the publishing front for Christmas is Cancelled over the past couple of days so I've been working on my author bio, seeing as I'll need to have ready prior to publication. Writing about yourself in the third person is actually quite strange and not something I want to have to do too often.

Anyway, here's what I've got so far... (there is actually a longer version too LOL)

Aurelia B Rowl never considered herself a writer and ignored all the evidence to the contrary. Not realising she had a natural, instinctive talent for writing, she knuckled down and got a job after school, becoming a jack-of-all-trades as she moved from one job to the next on a quest to find her ideal career. After a couple of false starts, she found her Mr Right and they married one Valentine’s Day (aww!).
 Soon after, she became a stay-at-home mum to their two children, now 5 and 3, and fulfilled a lifelong dream but with her family complete, including a mad rescue mutt, she needed a new challenge... a new dream. She rediscovered her passion for reading and couldn’t keep her muse on a leash any longer. Ten months on, she typed ‘the end’ on her first full manuscript and hit send. A contract arrived in her inbox less than a week later and she finally believed she’d been a writer all along.

Aurelia lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her very understanding family who are already used to her getting too caught up with her latest writing project... or three!... and is guiltily counting down the months until she has both kids at school full-time. Her debut novel, Christmas is Cancelled, will be released by Breathless Press in December 2012.

What do you think?

I've also been playing with my blog, as you may have noticed, as well as cracking on with The Last Goodbye.

It's crazy re-reading what I'd already written and being able to see just how much my writing has come on, practically overnight, almost like a switch being flicked. So many things have clicked into place and I feel more confident in what I'm writing. The whole lot of The Last Goodbye has now gone under the knife to make the story come to life; to make the reader become a part of it rather than an interested spectator. Or at least that's the plan.

If you recall, I'd initially thought about self-publishing it, I even had the cover designed for it and everything, but I think I'd like to try to go the publishing route again. Whether that is through Breathless Press, seeing as I am now an in-house author (oooooh!), or whether I take my first shot at Entangled, all depends on the direction the story goes during the re-write and where I think it will sit best in all the different imprints offered by both publishers.

But, it will never see the light of day if I don't get it written so... TTFN.


  1. Not to be finicky, but there are some elements in his that seem long. I could see the things that worked with this instantly, others didn't quite sit right. If you want me to elaborate, let me know.


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