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I sold my first book after an online pitch on the Harlequin website. It was both scary and exciting, a bit like riding a roller coaster… once it started, everything happened so fast!
Having been keen reader since my childhood, I was thrilled to be joining the Harlequin author community and now I feel like there's nothing more satisfying than working on a new story. I love getting to know a whole new set of characters and finding out what they want from life.
There's one piece of advice that I credit with getting me through the publication process. At the first weekend writing course I ever attended, author Robyn Donald told me that, ‘to be published, a writer needed three things: talent (which hard work could polish), perseverance and luck.’ That stuck in my mind, and so my advice to would-be authors now is to hold on to your dream. Keep writing and never give up.