This time last year my sweet Christmas novella, 'The Santa Next Door' had just released. I might have to re-read it to get back in a seasonal mood. In the meantime, I've been reminding myself of my favourite things about Christmas by re-reading a blog post I wrote last year for Sarah Cass's 'Redefining Perfect' blog, about my top 10 ways to prepare for Christmas. Why not pop over there and see how many of them you agree with? http://redefiningperfect.com/top-ten-tuesday-stephanie-cage-talks-christmas/
Hello Nancy! It's
lovely to have you visiting again! I interviewed you in 2013 when
Shadow of Greed came out, and you said that it was going to be part
of a five book series. How did it feel, seeing the whole Shadows and
Light series come together?
was such a wonderful feeling, but that doesn’t really express what
seeing all five books in a row did for me. For years, I dreamed of
being an author, like Nora Roberts or Kat Martin. And here I was with
a completed five book series, and in less than two years. It verified
in me that dreams come true. Do
you think you have changed as a writer over the course of the five
books in the series? (And/or) Can you share something you learned
along the way?
is no way I’m the same writer who sent In the Shadow of Greed into
Crimson Romance with
every finger and toe crossed. I think the greatest learning
experience I have had is working through developmental edits with my
amazing editor, Julie Sturgeon. With each book, she pushed me t…
Last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch party of local author Lynda Stacey's debut novel, House of Secrets. It was a lovely night (with an incredible book-cover cake - I definitely want one of those one day!) and a few days later I had time, while travelling, to start reading House of Secrets. Naturally, once I'd started, I raced through the book in no time, but it's taken me a bit longer to get around to working out how to explain its charm. Here's my attempt...
I love Choc Lit books, and House of Secrets is a great example of what Choc Lit do best: love stories with an added dimension.
At one level, House of Secrets is a classic love triangle: Maddie is fleeing Liam, whose love for her has tipped over into a frightening obsession, when she meets Christopher Lawless, nicknamed Bandit. Maddie is a clever, capable woman whose confidence has temporarily been damaged by an abusive relationship - a famili…
It's a great pleasure to welcome to my blog today my multi-talented friend: author, actor and director Angela Wren. Hi Angela! When and how did you
first become interested in writing? I think it was story
telling that first captured my attention as a very young child. Apparently, from being only a few months old,
I was mesmerised by voices, and I suppose I still am, as I have an uncanny
ability to recognise voices in an instant.
When I was a little older I would listen to my Dad and my uncles telling
me stories, for hours if I could, and all three of them were excellent
narrators. So bedtime stories were a
must at home and later, when I was deemed too old to have them, I made up
stories for myself. Writing them down
became the next logical step and I’ve been doing that since I was about 8 or 9.
Where did the idea for Messandrierre come
The very first idea came whilst I was
travelling in the Cévennes in September 2007.
Overnight the weather changed dramatically and the nex…