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Guest Post from Author Samantha Tonge on Her New Novella

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days is my first novella and the story just flew onto the page. It is a tale of friendship, unrequited love and about turning around the challenges that occasionally strike us all as we go through life. Mikey helps the boyfriend of his best friend and flat mate, Jasmine, turn around a disastrous Valentine’s Day proposal.
Early reviews are coming in and I am thrilled that many readers are reacting to Mikey in the way I intended – they all love him and wish he was part of their lives.As one reviewer,Coffeeholic Bookworm says:
“ I want some Mikey in my life! Mikey isn’t your typical hero. He’s soft, fluffy, sensitive and yummy. His friendship with Jasmine was admirable. He’s a keeper
Do you have a best friend? Someone you can turn to in your hour of need?
I think I created this character because, apart from my lovely husband, I don’t. And sometimes life gets difficult. You don’t necessarily want to burden your family or partner with your problems. You simply want a…

How long does it take to write 1 million words?

Today was one of those rare days to myself. The kids are at the grandparent's and I'm home alone. It's been nice. I've sat around loads. Intermittently I have to get up and do some twerking to get the blood flowing out of my arse and into my legs. It feels good! Just letting my fat jiggle everywhere!

Okay so that's a bit TMI, if you know what I mean.

Anyway! This afternoon I watched a cute rom com film called Man Up. It was funny and bloody preposterously romantic at the end, so that's why I loved it and I give it 5 out of 5 stars! Simon Pegg's acting makes me want to marry him. The actress Lake Bell who plays Nancy has a funny name IRL, but she's ace. So funny. And she has amazing huge teeth.

After watching that I wrote a bit. I started writing a new novel last night. It begins with a man and a bolt of lightning. I think I got inspired by that from a hilarious video I saw on facebook where a bloke's girlfriend nearly gets struck by lightning. His Aust…

Becoming a Hybrid (Traditional and Indie) Author Guest Post by AJ Waines

In 2015, AJ Waines topped the UK and Australian Kindle Charts with her number one bestseller, Girl on a Train. She is now a full-time novelist, after fifteen years as a Psychotherapist, with publishing deals in France, Germany (Penguin Random House) and USA (audiobook).
Also in 2015, she was featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and was ranked in the Top 20 authors on UK Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Her new chilling thriller, No Longer Safe, is released on 4 Feb 2016.

1.How did you start out as an author?
Like many writers, my path hasn’t been straightforward! In 2009, I was burnt out as a Psychotherapist after fifteen years, so I had a go at writing a psychological thriller. Within the same week in 2010, I managed to land a top literary agent just after a small UK publisher made an offer on that first novel, but the agency advised me to turn it down. As it happened, the book didn’t attract a big-name publisher, so I wrote two more novels before my agent and I par…