Author Lucy Dillon’s top picksPosted: March 17, 2011
Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria in 1974. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley. She first learned to dance at primary school, and has been dancing ever since. Though she would love to be able to foxtrot like Ginger Rogers, she knows it’s a futile dream due to her habit of leading.
I’ve been forcing this amazing, romantic, heart-melting novel into the hands of everyone I know – it won the RNA Novel of the Year award this month, and deservedly so. It sweeps from the 60s to the present day, from London to the Congo, tracking a tender but very real love story that stays with you for days afterwards. It’s a future classic and it’s signed. Bid high!
You can’t put a value on good insider advice when it comes to breaking into publishing, and Keris knows what’s she’s talking about. Not only a published writer of critical acclaim herself, she’s also read thousands of YA and chicklit novels in her blogging career, so will offer spot-on guidance about making your work as saleable as possible, tempered with just the right amount of sympathy. (And the same for all the mentoring offers – this is genuine, been-there advice on the little details that make all the difference, so snap it up!)
This is a really helpful how-to guide that steers you through the whole tricky process of writing a romance novel, from start to finish – extremely inspiring! Plus, the reading material to go with it will show you exactly how to put it into action.
If you want your name (or, I guess, your mum’s name, or your boyfriend’s name…) to appear in THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of homes, this is the lot to bid on. Only the phone book would get you better coverage. And it will also be a brilliantly funny, romantic novel too!
This is absolutely gorgeous, and would make a wonderful present. Hmm, where’s my Visa…?