Firestarter is a romance featuring the bubbly and ever hungry Alice, her slightly bossy big sister Kate, a hunky fireman called Handsome Hamish and smart, very much in control Tony. There's a lot of food, quite a lot of wine, a fair bit of birdwatching, more than a few firemen ...

Research has been really tough ;-)

I really enjoyed writing Firestarter and was fortunate to be able to do most of it on location in the campervan. I think you can work out this is a posed picture - the mug is empty and there's to cake in sight!

You can read the opening few pages here.

Blogging and writing friends have been very generous with their support - do visit them to find out more about the characters, my writing process, the locations and for a bit of general excitement about hunky firemen.

Thank you so much to the following -

Melissa Maygrove      Suzy Jones      The News (Portsmouth)

 Mac Wheeler     Rachel Schieffelbein

Rosemary Gemmel     Scrivener Virgin   Suzy Jones - again!

 Teresa Ashby  Misha Gericke    Alex Cavanaugh  

Leandra Wallace  Nas Dean    Christine Howe

Jan Baynham    Charlie Britten   Wendy Clarke

Louise Wise  Maria Smith    Chrys Fey

Also thanks to Writing Magazine for featuring me in the subscriber spotlight section of the December issue.


Anonymous said...

The promotion is going well, Patsy, and you made the papers. No sort of about it, that's fantastico and should help to sell lots of books. Your campervan looks very tidy.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Suzy. Usually I'm pathetic when it comes to publicity, but I'm making a big effort for this one.

Jan Baynham said...

Good luck, Patsy. I'm sure the sales will go well. :-)

Patsy said...

Thank you, Jan.

Wendy's Writing said...

It was a pleasure, Patsy.

Patsy said...

It was fun answering all the different questions and looking at the story from different angles, Wendy.

JJ Cocker said...

Tried to order a copy through the local Water-thingy-me-jig, bookshop not pub, but they said I couldn't order it even though I had the ISBN number. How strange!

Patsy said...

That is odd. I've signed up for the 'expanded distribution' which means they should be able to and my local libraries managed to order it OK.