RUBY Awards

So this happened, Happy Ever After was a finalist in this year’s Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year (RUBY) Awards.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook, this is old news, and I’ve been super slack in posting here, but the truth is I’ve been getting on with finishing my new novel Escape To Curlew Cottage. It’s now with my fabulous editor, so I can catch up on all the other parts of writing – such as blogging and telling you about this.

Happy Ever After came second, and I couldn’t be prouder. I was so super excited to walk up on that stage and get my certificate that I think I might have even done a little fist pump.

My Kiwi bestie was at the awards ceremony with me – fitting given that she got a massive shout-out in Happy Ever After.

Because I came second I didn’t need to make a speech, but if I had to have I would have thanked the same people I thanked in the acknowledgements for this novel: Nicola, my amazing editor for “getting” my voice and helping me publish the best book possible; my family for the taste testing; my dog for being such a fabulous muse; and everyone who has read the book at every stage of the process – from first draft to finished product.

If you haven’t yet read Happy Ever After, you can get it from the following places:


Book Depository


Digital or paperback:


Okay, as you were!

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