Sunday, 30 October 2011

Mills and Boon Author Lunch

So Friday dawned and I got up at 5am and made my way to Glasgow Airport.  And - I got lost twice.  My other half usually drives when we go to Glasgow Airport and when I'm in my car I literally have no sense of direction.  Hence, getting lost twice.
Eventually I made it and flew down to London City Airport and got the train into central London.  First stop was Oxford Street, House of Fraser to see the wonderful Mary Portas store.  I met all the lovely folks who were on her TV show and tried on every dress in the shop.  Then, I sped across to Harrods in search of a Christmas teddy for my new great niece. 

 By 1230 I was suitably attired, if a little red-faced, hot and bothered - and ready for the AMBA lunch at the Charing Cross Hotel.  It was fab.  The speakers were Donna Hayes and Loriana Sacilatto from Harlequin in Canada who spoke before the lunch and answered authors questions.  Followed by Dianne Moggy and Tessa Shapcott after lunch.
Fiona Harper and Lucy Gilmour

Me with my new editor the lovely Carly Corcoran.
Then I went to meet my new editor Carly Corcoran for coffee so we could discuss my latest set of revisions and plans for next books. 
And by 530 we were in the extremely posh Royal Horseguards Hotel for drinks and canapes at the Mills and Boon Author toast, where I met lots of lovely people!

Fiona Harper, Kate Hardy and myself

Heidi Rice and Abby Green
Then I went for dinner with some of my fellow authors India Grey, Heidi Rice, Abby Green, Lynn Raye Harris and her lovely husband Mike.  It was a fabulous night!

Myself and the lovely India Grey who is far too pretty by far!

Lynn Raye Harris and her husband Mike.
And blogger hates me again and won't let me write in the comments section!


  1. It looks glam and glitzy Susan, and you looked fab! Well done you for getting to live your dream, you've worked really hard to get where you are. xxx

  2. Ohhh it looks as if you had a FAB-U-LOUS time! You look great too. Thanks for posting those fab pictures. Maybe one day I'll be there too! Well a girls got to dream hasn't she? Caroline x

  3. Awww.. thanks Joanne. Definitely living the dream - long may it continue! Loved your chapter on authonomy x

  4. Caroline - I've read your Roman stories and loved them, so hoping to see you at an author lunch soon!

  5. Oh wow! I'm so jealous! Looks like a great time!

  6. Looks fabulous, Scarlet. Thanks for sharing the photos.


  7. Hi Scarlet,
    I tried to leave a comment about Home for Christmas by Cally Taylor, but for some reason, the link didn't work. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed Heaven Can Wait, and even entered her competition to write a ghost story! I'll look out for this one. The pile by my bed is getting so high! I've got It Started with a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson to read too. Have you looked at that? The kiss is from a stranger on Christmas Eve and Romilly gives herself a year to find him again. Oh, I can't wait!
    Best Wishes,
    Ps Miranda also has a beautiful song that she wrote herself on her promotional video which you can download.

  8. Hi, Scarlet, for some reason, I can't leave a comment on your latest blog, but here goes!
    Congratulations, I have awarded you the Liebster Award for your helpful and interesting blog! You can pick it up at
    Best Wishes,