07 November 2012

The right track

I'm beginning a new wip and am at that dangerous stage of being perfectly capable of charging off in completely the wrong direction. It's happened before and I'm not naive enough to think that it won't ever happen again. But by knowing my characters inside out, by knowing what motivates them and how they'll respond to things I hope I can at least minimise the risk of getting it all horribly wrong. So that's what I'm up to this wet and rainy afternoon - fleshing out my characters with the kind of detail that will never make it into the book (that I'm imaginatively calling Dan and Zoe) but will keep me on the right track. I hope...

05 October 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

It's my birthday today (a Significant One, ouch) and I'm celebrating by spending time with family, admiring my gorgeous presents, eating cake and going into denial. What plans do you have for the weekend?

03 October 2012

One More Sleepless Night

Book 6 has sold! It's out in May 2013 and is called 'One More Sleepless Night'. Rather apt for my insomniac and nightmare-ridden heroine, don't you think?! (Rather apt for me too, although my sleepless nights are currently due to my six-month old, who's discovered how to roll on to her tummy and then gets stuck. Usually at 4am.)

01 September 2012

Hello Riva!

So many exciting things are happening today, I barely know where to start.

Firstly, there's the fact that The Couple Behind the Headlines is now available a) on the UK shelves and b) for download.

Secondly, Riva is back! There's a seriously cool Facebook app here with info about the fab books and the awesome author,s and there's even a competition.

And thirdly I'm off on holiday! (Apparently endless rain and no internet, but who cares, because with any luck I'll be able to see my book on the shelf for the first time evah!)

And as there are already way too many exclamation marks for one post, I'm off!!

29 August 2012

What next?

The revisions are in for my latest book - hooray! Of course, the minute I hit send I figured it might well need an epilogue, but we'll see what my ed says. So now I'm thinking about what to write next. I have a few ideas for an M&B but also have something else brewing in the dim recesses of my mind.

A while back there was a first line thingy on Facebook. My entry went something like this:

'Of all the things Lady Miranda Turner was expecting to see on striding into the catering tent, the chef upside down in the vat of bouillabaisse was not one of them.'

I'm kind of intrigued to see where this could go and really really want to be able to write 'Hmm, things were looking a bit fishy.'

21 August 2012

Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Couple Behind the Headlines by Lucy King

The Couple Behind the Headlines

by Lucy King

Giveaway ends August 30, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

17 August 2012

New Look Riva

After a bit of an absence, RIVA is back! And with a whole new look. You can check out the covers on the M&B Facebook page. Personally I love the funky new designs but what I really would like to know, is what do YOU think?