Sunday, 18 May 2014

Dreams do come true.

So...the countdown has begun...six more sleeps!

The suitcase is almost packed...and I am organised six days out which is a bit unusual for me. I may even have time to begin my next book before we leave. A flurry of emails arrived  from my two travelling buddies over the weekend as we work out phones while we are overseas, itineraries and decide if we really can afford to shop in Italy!
I am sure we will find time...even though ten days will be spent in a different type of shopping! Work shopping with Eloisa James.

The final itinerary for the course came by email over the weekend and it is packed with fabulous workshops with Eloisa. What an amazing opportunity! I am sure we will embrace very moment. The afternoons will be spent on individual writing assignments in the Tuscany! It is time to pinch myself. Dreams really do come true.

One of the most exciting things for me will be visiting London for a few days on the way home,  and meeting several of my author friends and editing clients. The wonder of today's technology! We have forged strong friendships over the past three years online and we are about to meet in person! The lovely Rachel Lyndhurst  has booked  high tea for us in London and I am so looking forward to meeting a couple of wonderful fellow Entangled authors, including Incy Black who I met on line during the Mills and Boon New Voices competition back in 2011, before we were both published.  The wonderful Samantha Darling will be there too!

Photography has always interested me and I am now the proud owner of a fabulous camera with a set of zoom lens. So expect some wonderful shots of Italy as I travel. Bronwyn and I have managed to squeeze in a couple of side tours around the workshop days... the Amalfi coast, Pompeii and Cinque Terre! And of course there will be shopping in Rome and Florence.
Think of the inspiration for more books!  There is sure to be another Italian Affair on the way...perhaps a Tuscan Affair may be in order? What do you think?

Next report from Sydney as we prepare to depart!


  1. A Tuscan Affair sounds perfect! Looking forward to your posts. Give my regards to bella Italia!

  2. Gosh, hasn't it come round quickly? I am so excited! Am also insanely jealous about Tuscany. You're right, dreams do come true! And I think it was lovely Samantha who booked the posh tea in the end , but I'm quite happy to take charge of the pub crawl afterwards, hehe! xxx

  3. Tuscany is lovely and the Cinque Terre stunning! Hard to believe I was there just this sort of time last year.

  4. You are in for a treat. Be sure to make it to Herculaneum if you can. You will not be sorry. And there is so much I want to tell you to be sure to see but the truth is...I'm simply jealous. Have a great trip.

  5. How fun and what a marvelous treat.

  6. Wow so jealous Annie, my dream is coffee and croissants with a lap top under the Eiffel Tower... Mr Saunders' dream is to watch the Tour De France in person, so one day it can be two birds one stone!
    Not that I only read your blogs for the give-a-ways but I love your writing so just in case ;)

  7. Have a very good trip. Love your books.