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Adele Parks super session on how to write romance; Getting published workshop; And Roses are Red makes it into paperback.
19 February 2015

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How lovely it was to go see Adele Parks talking about how to write romance, last week, at Bloomsbury Publishing in London. Althought the content was more for beginners, it was a nice experience meeting her. Am currently enjoying 'Spare Brides' about the 2m 'excess women' without husbands after WW1 - perfect for my research phase for my next big project French or Dutch. BUT Book of the Week is 'The State We're In' - a bitter sweet romance with several first person narratives covering the life-changing flight to Chicago. I' did enjoy it - Adele is a Sunday Times bestselling author and it shows, especially in the clever minimal use of scene setting vocabuary. Clever girl.

Some of Adele's books are on offer currently on Amazon, eg Whatever it Takes is 99p,   go here for more.

She often does talks and you can find out more about her on Facebook and Twitter @adeleparks.

Roses are Red in Paperback. in the next day or so, the anthology will be in paperback for those who hate ebooks! Do go order it as a pressie if you have someone you'd like to treat - it'll be about £5 only! If anyone wants it signed, just drop me a line via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for amazon.

other news - 

- getting published day - Regents College, london, March 15th. Run by Writer's Workshop, this is always good value. Book soon as not many left click here

Bloomsbury Institute - from the same place that hosted the Adele Parks evening, more interesting talks many on podcast or video afterwards - click here.


Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing -  a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website,, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs. 

My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.


Best wishes



ps if you'd like to contact me, you can do so via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or via @debbieflint on Twitter!



As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.



HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy or Hawaiian Affair PG versions are both available on Amazon in either eBook or paperback.

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also now available

STOP PRESS! Limited run extended, the PG trilogy all in one paperback book! More news about it on my 'writing' page above… Available now on Amazon.

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback.



‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for…

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – a free anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

Plus - 12 Dates of Ex-Mas - short story originally, being expanded into a full length novel for Xmas 2015. Short story revied into 'Battle of the Exes', coming Valentine's Day 2015.



Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do, following freedom eating and the Food Freedom technique. As used and recommended on our Back to You QVC Facebook group!  In paperback or eBook.

January 2015 - hardback signed with bonus content, Aqua cover, supplied exclusively to QVC, get it here whilst available.

NB the original, is included within version 2.0. The original on its own is here Till the Fat Lady Slims (2002)



OTHER WORK IN PROGRESS (see Work In Progress tab for updates!)

 ‘The How to Find a Husband Manual’ – hehe. A spin off from the Hawaiian trilogy’s character Kate, Helen’s friend in New York.

‘French or Dutch’ – a cross between Mr Selfridge, Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife, following life-changing adventures around Britain of early pioneers of birth control.

'The 12 Dates of X-mas' - revised for release around Valentine's Day 2015. Sign up for newsletter so you don't miss it!

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