“In my Autumn years, writing has given me a new lease of life, a new enthusiasm, and a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. I have discovered the long-supressed romantic in my soul, and what better way to enrich my retirement than to unleash it and write the romantic stories that I have secretly loved.”
Wedding to Allan, 15th May, 1954. Cathedral of the Highlands, Nairobi.
Author of two Romance Novels
Wedding to Andy, 1st March, 1986, Old Fort Chapel, Durban.
Romance – a tale of love triumphant.
What is Love?
It’s a yearning, burning,
Climaxing . . . relaxing
Sort of emotion.
Inflamed by Desire; tormented by Love.
This is the book that started it all; the book that fulfilled my urge to be a writer in my golden years; that led me to discover the romantic hidden deep inside me; and gave me the opportunity to indulge my addiction words.
So there I was with the manuscript in my hands – or rather on my hard drive – but not sure what to do next. This is when I turned to Professor Google, and started asking questions, only to discover that there was a lot more to the craft of novel-writing than I realised. It was then that I discovered the Romance Writers Organisation of SA, and tentatively applied to join, wondering whether they would accept a raw beginner without a novel to her name. Indeed they would, and I was made welcome.
This was the best move I made in my journey towards becoming a published author.
I attended a Retreat, and met a group of friendly and endlessly helpful authors, and it was primarily due to them that I finally launched Bitter-Sweet Harvest.
That was the start of another journey into terra incognita. Publishing a book is one thing, but nobody is going to buy it if they don’t know it’s there. Marketing is the name of the game. A whole new learning process. So that is why you find me here, with my whole new, shiny website and a blog; hoping that the on-line world will notice me and my books.
All because of that NaNoWriMo challenge.