Today I am going to share a letter with you all from a fellow author buddy of mine, Loretta Hill.
Loretta is a bestselling author, a woman gifted in making you laugh until your cheeks ache, and a super-mum of four children under 5! Yes, four of them, and under 5!!! How she finds time to brush her hair, shower and even eat is beyond me, and on top of all this how in the heck does she find find time to write such brilliant novels?
Loretta, your superhero cape is in the mail...because your old one has probably got food, ink and "OMG...what is that?" stains all over it :)
for having me on your blog today to talk about my latest release, “One Little
White Lie.” This romantic comedy novella is a little different to my other
rural romance stories. Unlike “The Girl
in Steel-Capped Boots” and “The Girl in the Hard Hat” which are both set in the
Pilbara on a rough and ready engineering site, this little escapade takes place
in Sydney and is very cosmopolitan.
you the truth I’m very excited because this story has been a long time coming.
And by that I mean, eight years. I first started
writing this book back in 2005. But it wasn’t working. The story just seemed to lose it’s guts in
the middle and I just couldn’t seem to fix it no matter how hard I tried. In
the end I just gave up and put the book aside.
year, when my agent told me about Random Romance, the new digital first romance
line RHA planned on launching in February my first thought was, “Nah, I just
don’t have time for this. I’m having a baby!” And I did by the way. He’s six
months now and as round as a ball - no neck, his head just kind of sits on top
of his chubby little shoulders . But
I’ve drifted from the point. My fear was, to start another novel from scratch and
have it ready before Feb was just too much for me.
remembered about that novel I had written all those years ago. On a whim, I got
it out and could immediately see what was wrong with it. It was too long! The reason the middle of the book sagged was
because it didn’t need it. If I just cut
that and stitched the beginning to the end, I might have a great, pacey read.
It’s amazing what a fresh set of eyes can do. So I sent a note back to my agent
saying that I might have a novella, I
pitched the idea to Random and that’s how “One Little White Lie” finally got
it’s day. So what’s this book about?
Dreson has an over eager, over helpful, matching making best friend who won’t
stop setting up her up with every Tom, Dick and Harry. Lisa thinks that getting Kate a new man will
help her get over ex and put a swing back in her step. But her campaign is driving Kate crazy. So to
halt the madness she tells Lisa that she’s met someone.
gorgeous, fun loving Henry, who takes full advantage of Kate’s one little white
lie by turning it into red blooded reality.
Trapped by her own fib, Kate is powerless to stop him. But as she
launches into her own mission to discover what he’s really up to, she can’t
helping wishing that her fake boyfriend wasn’t fake at all.
hoping my readers get a kick out of this one.
It's been fabulous reading about your newest addition to the shelves, Loretta. One Little White Lie sounds fabulous. I cant wait to read it!
If you'd like to discover more about Loretta please pop over to her website...
I'll be back with my Country Music Artists blog tomorrow and I'm very excited to announce I will be chatting to the one and only Jasmine Rae! So watch this space! :)
Until then, Keep smiling and dreaming,