Saturday, August 25, 2012

50th party blog guest - Scarlet Wilson

I first met Scarlet Wilson on the eHarlequin boards, but I got to meet her in person for the first time at the RNA conference in Greenwich (just before she sold – I remember being so pleased for her because she’d got revisions on a full). And I was thrilled for her when she sold! Her books are really emotional reads, so they’re always a treat (and I can tell you now that you WILL need tissues!). She’s wayyyy more glamorous than I am (especially the shoes!), and she’s great fun. And we can talk respectively for Scotland and England when we get together :o)

Anyway, over to Scarlet.

Fiona Harper, Kate Hardy, Scarlet Wilson
I’m delighted to be here to help Kate celebrate her 50th book. I consider myself really lucky to call myself a fellow medical author of Kate’s. Here’s why.

A long time ago, on a planet far away…

Not quite!

I found Kate Hardy’s books a few years ago. I loved medical romances and devoured them. Then, I found out she had a blog and started reading it.

I’d decided to start writing myself and had joined the RNA New Writers Scheme. I was lucky enough to meet Kate the RNA conference in Greenwich in 2010. I was working with an editor at Mills and Boon by this stage and was undergoing revisions. Kate was very supportive and offered any help she could.

A few months later I needed that support. I phoned her in tears to say I didn’t think I could do the revisions I’d just been sent. She was great and gave me some very sound advice which I followed. A few months later I got The Call. And I’m sure if Kate hadn’t talked sense to me that day it could all have ended very differently.

So, it’s thanks to Kate that I get to call myself a medical author. And that’s why I’m so proud and happy to help her celebrate her 50th book!  [Edit from Kate: she's a medical author because she writes fantastic books. Talent. I just did what any other author would, remembering what it was like to do revisions on a requested manuscript...]

Now, the GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on the blog and I’ll come back in a few days and announce the winner of my latest release.

A Bond Between Strangers. Yesterday John Carter and Lily Grayson were strangers. Now, following an IVF mix-up, their genes are bound together for ever - only someone else is carrying their child! John's only thought is to get his baby back...until he realises that Lily is the person he truly needs to complete his life...

You can find out more about Scarlet at her website or on her blog at
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Or follow her on Twitter @scarlet_wilson


Caroline said...

As someone who loves both Kate's and Scarlet's books I can tell you that they are real weepies! You will need tissues! I've followed Scarlet's "journey", and like Kate said she has awesome talent. Caroline x

Katie said...

What an awesome story about your journey to getting published. I love how the romance writing community are all so supportive to each other - it ends up with more great books for all us readers :-)

bn100 said...

What a sweet story.

Lynne Marshall said...

Scarlet! I'm so glad you didn't give up at the pesky revision stage. That's often where the authors get separated from the aspiring authors and you made the cut!

Revisions can be H. E. double toothpicks, but I'm sure Kate's sage advice helped you see the light.

So happy you're on the MedRo team!

Kate Hardy said...

First name drawn from the hat for 'A Bond Between Strangers'- Katie. Please contact me kate(dot)hardy(at)btinternet(dot)com with your details, and I'll get everything sorted :o) Thanks for taking part!