I have promised to highlight each of the Novel Racers if they are brave enough! We are thirty-two in number and growing. Roughly a third are already published in fiction and few regulars in the non-fiction department. We cover North American, Europe, and Asia. Mostly women with three men. A pretty diverse bunch. So the first to take up the challenge and tell us a bit about herself is Jane Henry http://maniacmum.blogspot.com/(which is quite appropriate as she wrote Running on Empty - The Diary of a Marathon Mum). Enough of my words here are her own:
"Although I blog as Jane Henry, I write under my actual name of Julia Williams.
I am a poacher turned gamekeeper, in that I used to edit teen fiction and now I write commercial women's fiction. My first novel, Pastures New is coming out in the new Avon imprint at Harper Collins in September, which is just a bit exciting.
I'm currently writing my second (as yet untitled book), which appears to be heavily influenced by Green Wing at the moment. I always use music for inspiration when writing and all my characters have theme tunes. My hero's are: The First Cut is the Deepest/Fifteen Years and my heroine's are: The Weakness in Me/Can't Get You Out of My Head. The Miracle of Love is the theme for when they eventually get together...
Thanks to Green Wing and because the book is going to feature dancing heavily, my hero and heroine's catch phrase is currently : Dance Like No One's Looking. This may well change by the end of the book. But that's my prerogative. I am after all a writer..."
A huge thanks to Jane/Julia for being first.......who is brave enough to be next?
I have half written up the third and final installment of the Savoy lunch. It reads a bit like hello magazine :-) Will post it tomorrow.
Finally the new fiction contest starts tomorrow on the Maht's The Moontopples blog... http://moontopples.blogspot.com/. Check it out :-)