Reblogging a writing tip post I wrote for the Hampshire Writers’ Society blog:
Hampshire Writers' Society
This week we’re very lucky to have Sue Moorcroft Sunday Times and international bestselling author send us a writing tip. Sue is worth reading, she has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle, won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary; and she’s been nominated for several other awards, including a RoNA.
A writer of short stories, serials, columns and writing ‘how to’, Sue’s courses have appeared all over the world!
Her current release is Let it Snow, in which Lily the heroine searches for her half-brothers. Lily’s quest takes her from the frosty cottages of Middledip village to the snowy mountains of Switzerland. The ebook is out now with the paperback and audio available on the 14th November 2019
- A tip from Sue Moorcroft
You’ve written a story, a good one. You’ve created a high-stakes conflict to hurl at your central…
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|Join the Friends of Rothwell Library where I’ll be in conversation with fellow author Mark West on the eve of the paperback and audio publication of Let it Snow. Happy to chat, sign books or join you in a photo.
And grab yourself a signed early copy of Let it Snow or one of my other books.
Phone 01536 711880 or call in at Rothwell Library, Northamptonshire to book.
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Let it Snow is available as an ebook from today!
(Paperback and audio will follow on 14th November 2019)
Publication day’s always exciting. It’s the culmination of a lot of work and I love the idea of readers waking up to find one of my books has been delivered to their e-reader. When I sold my first short story to The People’s Friend in 1996 I had no idea such magic would one day become routine.
As the story in Let it Snow ranges from the frosty cottages of Middledip village to the snow-bedecked mountains of Switzerland I’m taking this opportunity to share a few of the pix I took on my fab research trip to Switzerland with my author friend Rosemary J Kind. (You can find out more about Rosemary and her books here.)
Let it Snow is about Lily Cortez who comes from a non-conventional family with two mums and a sister Zinnia with whom she has no blood tie. Once she discovers she’s not the product of a one-night stand as she’d always thought but that her mum had an affair with a married man she feels compelled to find her biological family. Her search for her half-brothers takes her not just geographical distances but vast emotional ones too. Lily finds herself working for Isaac O’Brien, who’s what I think of as a reluctant hero. He wants to get out of the hospitality business and the village but finds his exit hampered by Lily, his ex Hayley and Doggo, his crazy Dalmatian. The book was a joy to write and I hope you enjoy it.
A lot of people have been involved in bringing Let it Snow to you. My thanks to the teams at Avon Books UK, Blake Friedmann Literary, TV & Film Agency cover artist Carrie May and all the wonderful people on Team Sue Moorcroft.
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Today Wunderkerzenzauber is published in Germany by Fischer Verlag.
It’s such a gorgeous cover I had to share it with you. (Wunderkerzenzauber was A Christmas Gift in the UK.)
The paperback is beautiful and when I received it I also found in the parcel these pocket-sized versions of Winterzauberküsse (in the UK The Christmas Promise). Aren’t they cute?
For German readers, I’m very happy to say that a summer book will be coming your way in 2020 from HarperCollins Germany:
Sommernachts Glück is A Summer to Remember in the UK.
I was born in Germany, though I lived there only six weeks, so I feel a special link with my German editions.
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Shelley Wilson kindly invited me onto her blog to share my top writing tips. Hope they’re useful!
I Write. I Read. I Review
Welcome to week 5 of our Top 10 Writing Tips by… feature. Learning from mentors helps us to improve and evolve in our chosen field, and I still recall the top tips given to me at the start of my writing journey. In honour of that, and to help the next generation of writers’ young and old, I started a feature whereby established authors impart their words of wisdom and share their top ten writing tips.
Next up for the challenge is bestselling author, Sue Moorcroft.
Top 10 Writing Tips by Sue Moorcroft
Sue is a bestselling author who lives in Northamptonshire in the middle of England. As part of a British Army family she was born in Germany and lived in Cyprus and Malta as a child. Sue loves to travel, especially to Malta, which she thinks of as a second home. Her big passions are watching Formula 1…
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It’s always a huge thrill to show everyone a new cover and this is a particularly beautiful and eye-catching one don’t you think? Even Doggo the dalmatian is featured. He belongs to my hero Isaac but has to be looked after in Switzerland by Lily for a while.
I’m delighted that My Weekly is hosting this cover reveal! To celebrate, they’re giving you a free read of one of my past stories with them.
Click here to read Shane’s Pride.
Here’s a little more about Let it Snow:
Lily Cortez is in Middledip to be near her half-brother. He doesn’t know she exists but Lily, who is part of a non-conventional family and has two mums, has discovered she’s not the product of a one-night stand, as she’d always been told. Her mum Roma had an affair with a married man.
Isaac O’Brien comes to The Three Fishes as relief manager when Tubb from the Pub becomes ill. Isaac gets sucked into Lily’s search for another of her natural relations, a search that takes her from the frosty cottages of Middledip to the snow-decked mountains of Switzerland. But Isaac’s past is about to call him home to England, leaving Lily to get a minibus full of villagers and a dog home on her own.
Looking forward, in November the lovely folk at My Weekly will be making my last year’s serial, A Real Middledip Christmas, available as a free online read. It comes the year before Let it Snow and will show you a couple of old friends from Middledip finding love together. Keep an eye out for that!
I’m thrilled to be able to share with you that Let it Snow is available for preorder now!
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