Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.
Highwayman's Hazardby Marina Oliver
Clarinda Middlewick's friendship with Sarah, an orphan heiress, is encouraged by her father, a wealthy merchant. He hopes to marry Clarinda into the gentry, but she rebels when he receives an offer from Lord Tarbuck, whose daughter is several years older than Clarinda. Her only refuge is her grandmother, who runs a guest house in Harrogate Spa, and with Sarah's
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Clarinda Middlewick's friendship with Sarah, an orphan heiress, is encouraged by her father, a wealthy merchant. He hopes to marry Clarinda into the gentry, but she rebels when he receives an offer from Lord Tarbuck, whose daughter is several years older than Clarinda. Her only refuge is her grandmother, who runs a guest house in Harrogate Spa, and with Sarah's help she escapes from her home. Held up by a highwayman, whose actions they find extremely odd, they are forced to aid him, and the girls find adventure before they can reach Harrogate.
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