Words that describe me today include chipper, cock-a-hoop, elated, and, of course, short (as usual).
My big news is that I’ve been offered a contract by award-winning, independent publisher Choc Lit. I’m hugely proud and delighted to be joining such a talented team of authors, and to be part of a really forward-thinking enterprise. I’m also more than grateful to Choc Lit and its tasting panel, who gave my work the thumbs up!
|The very sunny day of my meeting with Choc Lit
The novel in question is Anna in the Works
, a mystery with romance and funny bits, which is due out as an eBook later in 2014. It was shortlisted for Novelicious Undiscovered 2012, and, if you’re feeling keen, you can read an extract and some reader comments here
Although my real name, Wartnaby, is very close to my heart, I can’t deny that it is a) a bit hard to spell, b) somewhat hard to say and consequently c) a challenge to remember. I’m therefore going to write as Clare Chase.
Anna in the Works
was reviewed as part of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme (NWS), as was the novel I’m working on now, and huge thanks go out to my readers for their advice. I’d definitely recommend the NWS to unpublished writers of any type of love story. It opens each January, and you have to be quick off the mark to get a place, so keep your eye on this page
when the time comes. In fact, before the time comes. Pouncing is required.