Wow! I'm the newest member of Team Novel Spaces and I'm very pleased to be here! Thanks so much, Liane, for inviting me. I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone.
My first post is going to be pretty short because I just, basically, want to introduce myself. I'm a writer from the British Virgin Islands, a territory just south of Puerto Rico. If you check the map, you might mistake us for specks of dust but we're a bit bigger in real life. :-) I've lived most of my life in the BVI but I've lived in the United States, England and in other Caribbean countries, too.
I started writing years ago but it wasn't until Greenwood Press published From The Field to The Legislature: A History of Women in the Virgin Islands that my writing career got off the ground. Really, I should say, it lurched off because I didn't publish anything else for years and there have been big gaps between my books. Small publishers issued the historical adventure romance, Dido's Prize, and the contemporary romance, Just an Affair.
I decided last year to get serious about the whole thing - it was now or never time - so I started a blog, became more active on social media like Facebook and Goodreads and began looking around, once again, for a publisher for Jessamine. I'm going to blog about that experience in a future post but right now, to make a long story short, I decided to self-publish and Jessamine, a full-length novel, is now available from all major ebooksellers. My first two novels were romances but Jessamine and the other manuscript I'm working on are not. I read in all genres and I'd love to try my hand at a mystery or a horror so we'll see how that goes.
I've learned, and am learning, a lot about writing and publishing and I hope to share what I've learned with you as this exciting journey continues.