Thursday 12 October 2017

Beyond womags

I love writing short stories for women's magazines and can't imagine giving them up, but they're not my only reason for bashing the keyboard. I'm a romance novelist too (and I write articles on writing and have co-authored a writing book.)

My latest novel, a romance, is out now. 

Leave Nothing But Footprints

Jessica Borlase always gets what she wants. From cocktails in the exact shade of her manicure, holiday on Capri with friends, to a spacious apartment, her father's money makes it possible. She enjoys the luxurious lifestyle and is grateful for his support, but frustrated to always be treated as Daddy's pampered little girl. She tries to break free, by leaving Borlase Enterprises and studying photography.

Now what Jess wants is the utterly gorgeous Eliot Beatty; a world famous photographer who often uses his talents to benefit conservation projects. Her father attempts to bribe Eliot into taking Jess on an assignment in order to teach her the skills she'll need to develop a career. Although annoyed at the interference, she's delighted to discover this means two weeks with Eliot in the beautiful countryside of South Wales and close confines of a campervan. Trouble is, the man can't be bought.

Jess eventually manages to persuade Eliot to take her. She believes she can earn his respect and that she's ready for the hard work, long hours and living conditions far short of those she's used to. She's wrong on all counts. Can Jess learn to cope with the realities of the trip, and is Eliot really worth the effort?

Do you write anything other than womag stories? If so, what? 


Maggie Cobbett said...

Yes indeed! Stories that wouldn't be very suitable for womags, articles, reviews and even the odd poem. I've also got a novel out, a children's book and a guide to writing 'fillers'.

Sue Blackburn said...

Oh Patsy what joy. Another novel now duly downloaded. In for a treat I know. :-) xx

Sue Johnson said...

I write poems, flash fiction, articles, novels and books aimed at helping other writers. It's all great fun!

Patsy said...

@ Maggie, I write odd poems too - although I suspect in your case you mean occasional, whereas mine are peculiar.

@ Sue B, Thank you! I hope you like it.

@ Sue J, I agree that it;s fun to try different things.

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