Moments in Time

Life is a series of moments, good, bad and everything in between.  Just thought I’d share some of my recent ones …

Sentimental Moment

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Accompanying my mum on a trip down Memory Lane

(aka De Beauvoir Square, N1)

Precious Moment

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Lovely Laura, my Romaniac pal, and her family coming to visit for the day

Precious Moment

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Meeting another of my equally lovely Romaniac pals, Jan Brigden, for lunch

Panic Moment

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Realising Jan and I had talked non-stop for 3 hours and I had 50 minutes to get from Victoria to Hammersmith

Pinch Me Moment

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Walking into Harper Collins’ offices

Over-awed Moment

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A very impressive building

Special Moment

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Holding my paperback

Funny Moment

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Mandy wearing her lucky dip prize

Surprise Moment

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Seeing Lou Graham at the Harper Impulse party

Grateful Moment

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Being woken up by another passenger on the train who was concerned I’d miss my stop

Relieved Moment

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Hitting my deadline and sending Book 2 off

Wildest Moments

Just because I like this song and it’s about moments

Wishing  you all great moments

Sue

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Precious Moments – Number 2

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Despite what Laura says, I’m sticking to it being a halo around my head.

Originally posted on The Romaniacs:

On Weymouth Beach

On Weymouth Beach

At the beginning of July, I wrote a post called ‘Precious Moments’, when Celia and I managed a rather lovely cake-filled meet-up. It can be readhere.

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A few weeks ago, Sue Fortin climbed into the Romaniac Mini and spent the day with me in Weymouth.

I took Sue to the Oasis Café, on the pebbled end of Weymouth beach. This café, although not named in the book, features in Truth or Dare?. We had a wonderful fish and chip lunch, and then chatted away as we visited the Victorian beach huts, and Greenhill Gardens.

Victorian Beach Huts

Victorian Beach Huts

Fish at Greenhill Gardens

Fish at Greenhill Gardens

We were lucky with the weather – I enjoy showing off my home town, especially when the blue of the sky is reflected in the colour of the sea.

Now to plan the return trip…

Laura and Sue Laura and Sue. Trouble. With a capital ‘T’. That is not…

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Follow Your Dreams

Woke up this morning and pinched myself, then checked Amazon, no, it definitely wasn’t a dream – my contemporary romance novel ‘United States of Love‘ was released by Harper Impulse last week.

It is set in the lovely historic towns of Chichester and Arundel, both local to me. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some photos of the settings and scenes for my main characters, Anna, Tex and Mark.

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Arundel Castle where the creepy curator works

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Swanbourne Lake where Anna and Tex find themselves in a nightmare situation

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Arundel High Street, looking up towards the castle

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Public gardens alongside the River Arun, looking up towards the Cathedral

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Bottom of the High Street

 

CHICHESTER

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The Cross, Chichester centre, where Mark makes Anna an offer she can’t refuse

Chichester Cathedral inside

An unwelcome surprise awaits Anna in Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral from Bishop's Palace Gardens

Chichester Cathedral from Bishop’s Palace Gardens

 

I took the following photo a couple of years ago, which I think speaks for itself. It certainly worked for me and my publishing dream.

Follow your dreams

City Walls

 

Thank you everyone for your support.

Have a great week.

Sue

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Guest Post by Nic Tatano, Men and Sex – what they really think

Originally posted on The Romaniacs:

I recently blogged about whether women could write sex scenes from a male point of view. (Click here for post) It caused a lot of interest and responses, mostly from women, although we did have one man join in the conversation.

Since then, I have been in touch with author Nic Tatano and he is here today, adding some light on the subject. Over to you, Nic …

So, the question was posed as to what men think about during sex. I can only imagine the eye rolls from those of you who may have had a relationship with a man who became molecularly bonded at the sub-atomic level to a reclining chair. (If you’re currently dating one of these human-furniture hybrid slugs, run.) But, as a guy who writes romance, I might be able to offer a little perspective.

Before said perspective, you should know the boundaries. I’ve been…

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A Moment to Reflect

In 2012 my sister and I visited New York, for the most part it was a fun and laughter filled trip.  We did, of course, take time to visit Ground Zero and pay our respects to those who lost their lives in the terror attacks of 9/11.

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Reflecting Pool in the footprint of North Tower.

It’s hard to appreciate the size of the pool from this picture, but the tiny dots on the other side are people.

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One World Trade Centre (formerly known as The Freedom Tower) under construction

 Today, taking time to think of those in the world and across time who have been victims of any kind of terror attacks.