However, I am also inspired by my aunt, writer Sue Moorcroft. Her hard work, talent and perseverance are a lesson in how to succeed for any wannabe writer and her star is firmly in the ascent.
Referred to as the ‘Short Story Queen,’ by bestselling author and Chair of the Romantic Novelists Association Katie Fforde http://katiefforde.com she is also:
– A creative writing tutor
– The author of a ‘How To’ book on how to make money writing romantic fiction ‘Love Writing’
– Editor of and contributor to the Romantic Novelists Association’s (http://www.rna-uk.org) 50th Anniversary anthology
– This bit hot off the press; Brand new columnist at www.girlracer.co.uk
– Contributor to writing magazines
– Judge of writing competitions and…
Author of romantic fiction which has been getting some fab reviews in recent times; ‘Starting Over’ ‘All That Mallarkey’ (which is so good that I once stayed up until 4.00 a.m. to read the draft in one sitting) and forthcoming ‘Want to know a Secret?’ all published by Choc Lit http://www.choc-lit.co.uk/
Being able to draw on her experience and knowledge of the writing world has been invaluable to me – she is always at the end of a text or email with advice and support.
As well as always being happy to answer any questions, she also introduced me to the RNA around ten years ago, which is the nicest, warmest collection of writers, agents, publishers and other industry insiders that I ever had the pleasure of knowing and meeting.
The RNA is the only writers’ association that I am aware of that runs a ‘probationary membership’ for unpublished writers, the New Writers Scheme which again, if you are a wannabe writer, is invaluable and I would highly recommend it.
With regards to Sue, I have only scratched the surface – so if you want to know the full story or find out about her books, please go to: –