2018 was a year of changes of me, both personally and professionally. I moved to Spain at the end of 2017 so 2018 was the year of starting over, adapting to life in another country, trying to learn a new language, driving on a different side of the road (I’m not doing very well with that right now), juicing oranges from our own trees, daily swims in our pool, garden parties and beach picnics as well as dealing with swarms of mosquitos, woodlice, fruit flies and ants. A year of laughter, new friends, new experiences – good and bad. A year I wouldn’t change for anything. If you’re thinking about making a new start, I urge you to take the plunge and do it. Life’s short, take those chances.

 

Our Spanish home

Moving to Spain meant a big change professionally too. Gone were the school visits, writing workshops and courses I used to do, and instead I concentrated on my writing. I signed a two book contract with Bookouture, and wrote my first Christmas romance, Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel, which has had an amazing amount of positive reviews. Thank you, readers!

 

My second book is aptly named ‘The Year of Starting Over’ and comes out on 7 February. It is set in Spain, and is my seventh romance novel. I’m now planning another Christmas one.

 

I have no idea what 2019 will bring, but I’m looking forward to it enormously. I hope it’s a good year for you and yours. Thank you so much for buying my books, writing reviews, and reading my blog posts. I really appreciate your support. Here’s to a fantastic 2019 for us all!