The Write Stuff

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Whispers of Inspiration

I'm rather proud of my contribution to this poetry anthology, which was selected from over 500 submissions. It's a sonnet I wrote for my sister (called, unsurprisingly, 'Sonnet for my Sister') and is now available for sale from Amazon as part of the 'Whispers of Inspiration' collection. To find out more about the project and selected charity, visit the book's own website at

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

A Romance Review

I have just received a lovely review for my novel The Mackerby Scandal, from the US romance website, A Romance Review. "Ms Velada writes along the lines of Jane Austen...The Mackerby Scandal is a good choice". You can read the full review on my website.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The New Pleiades Anthology of Poetry 2005

Ten of my poems have been selected for publication in this CDROM book, due for publication later this year. Today, two illustrations drawn by my mother, who is an artist, were accepted to appear alongside my poems! I am chuffed to bits about this collaboration!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Welcome to my Blog

Hi everyone, welcome to my brand new blog! I'll be keeping an update of all my writerly activities, from short story submissions through poetry writing to novel marketing. Not to mention editing of Gold Dust magazine and keeping my website up-to-date! I try to send out regular newsletters to those on my mailing list (see my website to join), but this is a more detailed update for readers, while writers can hopefully learn from my successes and failures!