It’s seemed fitting that on Carina UK’s first birthday, I had reason to celebrate.  I was celebrating the twelve months of success of Carina, and their bevy of authors and their amazing books, including four of my own to date. But…there was something else too.

But before I go into it, I wanted to thank the Carina UK team, especially my editor, Victoria, for taking me on, and always being there for me. Victoria and I are eerily on the same page (had to use a book metaphor!) all of the time, and I absolutely feel so blessed to have her. She’s amazing, and enthusiastic, and the very best at her job.

It all started with Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe, and then the story continued as a series thanks to so many lovely readers and bloggers urging me for more of Lil and Damon’s story. Then came Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe, which will be followed up soon by the third and final book, set over Christmas.

Carina UK also published my wacky story, Snake Typhoon! under my pseudonym Billie Jones. (Yes, there’s an exclamation mark in the title)

And about to hit the virtual shelves is The Bookshop on the Corner, another character from The Gingerbread Series who wanted her own story told.

After that Missy from the Sassy Salon will charm you with her over-the-top exuberance, and her sweet heart.

Which makes six novellas in total.

I’m excited (Read:  running around the house screaming and doing a few fist pumps) that Carina UK have offered me another 6 book contract! I can’t wait to share our upcoming plans with you!

Again, I wanted to thank Carina UK and Victoria, and all my lovely reader/blogger/writing friends who’ve supported me from the very beginning. Without you, I wouldn’t have the confidence to keep going. Writing is my passion, and more so when I have so many friends who inspire me, and make me smile, and are only a tweet away. I haven’t met most of the people I regularly converse with over social media, but I feel as though we DO know each other, and I sincerely hope one day I will get to meet you all. 

So as you can see, I had more than seven reasons to celebrate yesterday on Carina UK’s first birthday! Here’s to many more!

Thank you for reading this far, and I hope you have a lovely day!

All the best,