Today is Father's Day and for me, that means both happy and sad memories. I was very close to my dad and I still miss him almost every single day, nearly six years after his passing. He was one of those strong, silent types when it came to expressing his emotions but he felt things deeply and on more than one occasion I saw a tear in his eye. It was usually when one of us was leaving or returning home or when we'd done something to make him proud but once or twice, it was because he was sad. More often than not he'd blame it on dust or some such thing but he'd grin and we both knew the truth of the matter.
I think it is because of Dad that I seem to have generally good relationships with men - and I don't mean the romantic kind. I can honestly say that I have more male friends than I do female (is that a good or a bad thing?) Well, whatever it is, it means that I like to think I know a little about how men 'tick'. (Famous last words!)
Don't get me wrong, I'm no expert and when it comes to falling in love with one, I'm as lost as the next woman, but it does mean that there are a few things that I can say with (almost) absolute certainty. I'm sure you all know these already but see if you agree with me or if I've left anything out.
Thank you so much, Anita Chapman for nominating my blog for a Liebster Award. It was a lovely surprise and couldn't have come at a better time. I won't bore you with the details but the last few weeks have not been good so this has made my day! Anita's blog is always an interesting read so do pop over and take a look. She's also a lovely lady and is very supportive so thanks again, Anita.
Monday, 1st of April 2013. I select a new, blank page on Microsoft Word and type the words, 'Chapter One'. And so it begins. I have started writing my fourth book. Simples! Only another 80,000 or so to go and I'll be typing the words, 'The End'. Well, if only it were that simple.
This is the title of my third book and like the first two, it's a light-hearted, humorous romance. It's being released at the end of the month and I'm very excited about it.
Subscribers to my newsletter have already seen the back cover summary but I thought I'd share it on my blog, so read on to find out what it's about. I'll be showing you the gorgeous cover, very soon.
No form filling. No background checks. Nothing. He just strolled in, decided he liked me (and my home) and he hasn't left since - other than to go out to check on his territory and to carry out certain bodily functions, that is. Yep, that's right. I've been adopted by a cat.