Following the popularity of ‘Brizecombe Hall,’ I couldn’t resist but pen another homage – this time a work very much in the style of Jane Austen. ‘Kitty‘ is a fun, short-length Regency romance. Here’s the blurb:
If you’d like to read a taster of my writing, my short story, ‘The Ramblers’, is available to download for free from Smashwords and their retailers - Barnes & Noble, Apple, etc.
‘A really cute, well written short story,’ (5-star review on Barnes & Noble, August 2012).
‘I really enjoyed this short read and devoured it in one sitting. The plot was tight and kept me engaged, good characterisation meant I truly cared about what was happening in the story,’ (4-star review on Amazon UK, April 2012).
That’s the question that’s bugged me for a long time regarding my writing so it seems the obvious title for my blog.
I’m an indie writer of fiction (e-books and some print publications), aimed -principally but not exclusively!- at a female readership. My longer-length fiction is realist and contemporary and is concerned with relationships – many of them amorous. However, my writing doesn’t always adhere to the conventions of the romance genre and feedback from some readers has suggested that it isn’t properly defined as romance. ‘Literary character fiction’ is an alternative label that has been applied to it.
I also write shorter fiction, mostly in the genre of historical romance. Overall, then, I’m often uncertain whether to label my books as romance or as something else – hence the title!