SGD Picmonkey collage

The idea for this came to me when I'd just started writing the book that became Frisky Business, and it was a toss-up which one I'd write first. Sometimes story ideas are like buses – nothing for ages, and then two come along at once. As I'd already started work on Frisky Business, I decided to continue with that and put this one on the back burner. That was probably fortuitous because this book has rather a lot of sex, and it's a bit more explicit than my previous ones, but the explosion in erotic fiction happened in the meantime, and brought more raunchy content into the mainstream.

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature

It was my editor who suggested writing a novella as a sort of prequel to Some Girls Do.  As well as introducing the character of Claire, I wanted to write a sexy story that would tie in with her blog in the novel.

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PicMonkey Collage for Frisky

This book was very much a product of NaNo (the wonderful National Novel Writing Month, in case you haven't heard of it). The initial premise for this was born largely of desperation and really came out of thin air. I had no ideas when I sat down on November 1 to begin my NaNo novel – all I had was a character called Romy, who was a property developer.

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PicMonkey Collage GIAS

This was my first experience of writing under contract, complete with big scary deadline, and it was a bit of a shock. I had the idea while I was still editing The Disengagement Ring, and I was itching to write it. But I came down with a bad case of 'second book syndrome' during the process, and there were times when I felt I was destined to be a one-book wonder.

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TDR Picmonkey collage

This was my first book, so I had forever to write it – and that's how long it took. There were no deadlines and no one waiting for it – except my poor sisters who were reading it in instalments, and sometimes had agonisingly long waits between chapters. I told everyone I was writing a book so that I'd be embarrassed into finishing it, but it didn't really help – I just had to do a lot of mumbling to my shoes when asked the inevitable 'How's the book going?' question.

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