I get to spend two days doing panel discussions, meeting readers and generally getting to know readers better. There is a dinner on the Saturday night for the authors and editors as well.
Never having been to Berlin before but having grown up with tales of Berlin, I am looking forward to seeing the city. My grandfather was stationed in Berlin just after WW2 as the US naval attache and my grandmother did a lot of work with refugees during that period. A dear family friend was from Berlin. Some of her family was in the eastern bit and I can vividly remember the tales. She had suffered greatly when Berlin fell to the Russians but had carved out a new life in the US. So I shall spend a little time sight seeing as well.
Next month, I will give a full report of the conference but right now I am just excited to be going.
In other writing news:
From hard-headed businesswoman…
A lifetime of living in a man’s world has given sword-making factory owner Eleanor Blackwell some very definite opinions – particularly about the duplicity of men!
…to blushing bride?
Benjamin Grayson, Viscount Whittonstall, seems to be cut from a different cloth—Eleanor responds to his touch with a passion normally only reserved for fencing! She may be spectacularly unsuited for aristocracy, but Ben has different ideas when he plans to safeguard her business with a very convenient proposal...
You can read an excerpt here.
It is published in August in both the US and the UK.
My latest manuscript was accepted and I am utterly thrilled that Sophie from To Marry A Matchmaker will have her own story (the publication date is to be decided) and I have agreed a new contract. This time I get to concentrate on writing more Vikings, something which I am very pleased about. So it has been a good month.
Here's hoping you have had a positive month as well.
Michelle Styles writes warm, witty and intimate historical romance. You can read more about her books on her website www.michellestyles.co.uk