After teaching my 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, I decided it was time to leave the chalk face and pursue my first love: writing. In 2006 I joined the Romantic Novelists’
Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, honed my craft and wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted, quickly followed a year later by Boot Camp Bride. I love the quick fire interchanges between the hero and heroine in the old black and white Hollywood movies, and
I hope this love of dialogue comes across in my writing. Although much of my time is taken up publicising Tall, Dark and Kilted and Boot Camp Bride, I have almost finished my third novel which I hope to publish Spring 2015. Title under wraps ATM – but
I will hint that it has a Scottish theme. Plans for a fourth and fifth novel are in the pipeline. I have also co-founded an indie publishing group: New Romantics Press with Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns, Mags Cullingford. Over the last two years we have written
nine books and contributed to an anthology of spooky short stories. In November 2014 we held an Author Event at Waterstones High Street, Kensington, the icing on the cake as far as the New Romantics are concerned - and a fitting way to celebrate our achievements
so far. I am beginning to build up a reputation as a speaker on the subject of self-publishing and this is a strength I would like to develop further.
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Forget Heathcliff or Mr Rochester – there’s a new dark, brooding hero on the block by the name of Ruairi, a Highland laird. Lizzie Lamb captures
the beauty and mystery of the Highlands perfectly while delivering us a hero to die for. At first we see his brusque, arrogant, domineering side as he struggles to keep his two wayward half sisters in check as well as his scatter-brained stepmother and her
half baked plans. When Fliss is invited to the Scottish pile to set up a beauty treatment centre, Ruairi puts her in the same category as his sisters, scheming and manipulative and thinks she’s only there to bag herself a rich husband. Fliss is determined
to keep him at arm’s length and to prove that she has a good business head. Will the two of them ever overcome the obstacles? You’ll have to read this gorgeous romantic tale to find out. What more could you ask for, a tall dark kilted hero set
amidst the most dramatic Scottish scenery? This book left me feeling just a little in lurve – with Scotland and with Ruairi.