This year one of my resolutions is to meet up with fellow authors and book enthusiasts in the real world. Or, at the very least, talk on the phone! Social media is wonderful, email is fab, but there’s nothing like the face-to-face (or ear-to-ear) experience when it comes to having a good old natter.

This month so far I’ve met up with two lovely authors – Cathy Bramley and Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn – and had a lovely long phone chat with the incredibly talented Martina Munzittu. In February I’ve already arranged to meet up with author Susie Davis, and book worm Kim Nash (see Kim’s guest post here). AND, on February 1st I’m delighted to be going along to Miranda Dickinson’s first ever Writers’ Inspiration Day! Sadly it’s now sold out, but you can see what you’re missing here ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really excited about this event, which is just down the road in Dudley, because it’s the ideal opportunity for me to get ‘out there’ into the real world, and also work on my new romantic comedy – Cupid’s Way.

Later in Feb I’ll be bringing you more information about my latest project, but for now I’ll just say that it’s going to have all the laughs and fun of Can’t Live Without with more lovable characters and a riveting story line. Of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ So how about you? Do you manage to meet up with fellow writers in real life, and if so how do you feel it improves upon the virtual world?