Take a peek at these sites. They're all very interesting, aside from the fact that I'm on there, of course! And, if you take a peek at my website and My Space, you can see my beautiful, sruffy, slightly disadvantaged rescue dogs. My Wesbite The Wild Rose Press The Romance Studio The Polka Dot Banner Preview The Book Manic Readers My Space Romantic Novelists' Association
This last one I am proud to say I've joined as a published author. They do have an excellent New Writers' Scheme for unpubbed authors though, where you can get lots of support. Check it out if you are a UK author.
OK, now, for your delictation, a little about moi, my released book, The Madness of Celia Summers, and my forthcoming book (also from The Wild Rose Press
): Naked Fully Clothed.
Moi: Hello - I'm Charlotte, I’ve been writing for a rather long time (ahem) and I live in the small town of Droitwich in the UK, where I strive to stop my witty son typing – THE END – halfway through my manuscripts and to keep up with the demands of my three rescue dogs, as mentioned above. If you're an animal lover, please check them out on my website. I am very proud of my three-legged one, Sade, who has one leg at the front, wheels to support her back legs, and still enjoys life. You have to love her.
I write Romantic Comedy because sometimes I think there is just too much sadness in life. So, whilst I do try to portray my characters as real human beings in the all their rich eccentricity and emotional fragility, I like to think I leave the reader with a huge dollop of feel-good factor and, more importantly, a smile. A laugh or two—even better!
The Madness of Celia Summers: is a romantic comedy revolving around the titular Celia and her job as an art therapist at an old people’s home (or an elderly independents home, as Celia prefers to refer to her old folk). The book features a cast of eccentric and colourful characters from the home and explores Celia’s romance with a police constable, the shy and delectable Alex, who is a single father and comes with excess baggage, as they do. Of course, she has to boot her current beau’s bottom in the stratosphere first, who turns out to be not quite the gentleman he seems.
Naked Fully Clothed: I've popped my UNEDITED blurb in here. That's how new it is (and how nervous I am!).
Single mother, Leanne Curtis, has reached crisis point. Then she gets arrested—for soliciting, which does even less for her self-esteem than finding naked footprints on the windscreen of her boyfriend’s car. On the inside.
Lee vows never to fall in love again, ever, particularly with her good-looking arresting officer, PC Paul Davis, in his bite-the-buttons-off blue uniform. Her offering him lodgings is strictly a business arrangement. She has better things to do with her life than fall in love. Attend to the all-important task of blackmailing her ex-boyfriend into repaying monies he owes her, for a start. With a little help from her friends: Jade, who has absolutely no time for love, which only exists in Mills & Boon books anyway, which is shame because there is someone who’s very much in love with her—and willing to woo Mills & Boon style if only she’d stop pushing him away. And Nicky, who’s exhausted with two truculent teenagers and a toddler to care for, and who is pushing her husband away to be there for Lee. She’ll make it up to him, she decides. Wear something racy and lacy and…draw pupils on her eyelids, which is the only she’ll be wearing come-to-bed eyes.
THANK YOU, for reading, for being there for me.