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Celebrating with a giveaway!

What are we celebrating? The lovely Kate Hardy's 50th book, that's what. Yes, that's her 50th book. Wow. As someone who's struggled to write 1,000 words this week, I am totally in awe. 

So, to help the blog party along, I'm giving away a couple of print copies of my books. Details are on Kate's blog here. (Even if you've read the books, or don't want the books, do go along and congratulate her on this amazing milestone.)

Cover reveal

Time to share the cover for Dying Art, the latest Dylan Scott mystery coming to a device near you in November.

What do you think? What does it say to you? What genre would you think it was if it didn't say 'mystery' on the cover? I'd love to know.

Happy Monday, everyone!

At last

You’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve dropped off the planet. I’ve been busy reminding myself just how exhausting puppies are. It’s been so long since I’ve had one, I’ve forgotten. Take it from me, they are utterly, completely, mind-numbingly exhausting. Great fun though.

Workwise, I’ve done very little. Puppy sleeps, I catch my breath, puppy wakes and it starts all over again. I have sent ideas for the next three Dylan Scott novels to my editor to see what she thinks. …

Introducing Dylan

Here’s the new addition to the family. He’s an eight-week-old Border Collie, bursting with fun and cuteness, and he’s called Dylan after my favourite private investigator.

Dylan must be The Name of the Moment. I took my Dylan to the vet on Monday for his first lot of vaccinations and, while we were in the waiting room surrounded by all sorts of four-legged creatures, the nurse called “Dylan the rabbit” in. …

A first for digital-first

Just over two years ago, the awesome Angela James was getting ready to launch Carina Press, the digital-first arm of Harlequin, and she was asked where she saw the publisher in five years time. Her response? "Winning a RITA."

For those of you who don't know, the RITA is awarded by Romance Writers of America and is the Award for romance writers. Really, they don't come any bigger. 

© Shirley Wells 2013