Natasha Oakley - British Romance Author

Writer of tug-at-the-heartstrings, feel-good romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Confessions of a truly bad blogger ..

I'm still alive! I bet you all thought I'd sickened and died, but no. I was writing - steam coming off the keyboard.

I did have to tip my day upside down and I've been working between midnight and six in the morning. Now feel unbelievably jet-lagged but I've finally finished my Mothers' Day novella. I'm a little too tired to know whether it works or not.

Nice hero though! Based on a very specific picture of Orlando Bloom whom I usually find too 'pretty'.

I've resurfaced to find the house is a complete mess (as it all too often is). So, I've spent much of the day rediscovering surfaces and making it possible to walk across the floor in a straight line. In fact, I think I may well threaten my children with posting a picture on here showing the destruction they can do to a room. Now, that's a delightfully vengeful idea ...

I've just rewarded myself with a long soak in the bath, glass of wine and the Summer 2006 edition of Mills & Boon's Romance magazine to read. (It's delivered free to all members of the Reader Service Diamond Club.) And I'm featured!

I was interviewed a while back because, along with bestselling authors Liz Fielding, Raye Morgan and Lucy Gordon, I've a book in the launch month of the new 'Romance' line. The four of us are shelf buddies again in February 2007, the 'merge' month, when Silhouette Romance finally finishes. It's all very exciting.

My September book is 'Accepting The Boss's Proposal'and I've now posted an excerpt from it on my website. If I were clever I'd post the cover here but that's technologically beyond me.

The one sad thing about the interview was that I'd said in it that my husband was 'thankfully in remission from cancer' - which he now isn't. That, of course, is the reason why I'm finding it so difficult to keep on top of everything. There really aren't enough hours in the day for me at the moment.

Right now it's late, I'm tired and I'm feeling a little sad ...

What I need is a really good book to read!


  • At 12:23 am, Blogger Trish W said…

    Well done on the Mothers Day Novella honey - and I saw your interview and u looked fab!!! Can't wait for the book!

    And you know my thoughts are with you! Do I really need to say it? I'll save any hugs and general sloppiness for September... ;)

  • At 6:41 am, Anonymous Kate Hardy said…

    Yay on the inteview, hugs on the home front (which I'll deliver in person in Sept).

  • At 9:46 pm, Blogger Liz Fielding said…

    Lovely interview, Natasha. You'll be black and blue with hugs in September.

  • At 1:10 pm, Blogger Nicola Marsh said…

    Congrats on finishing, Natasha. Super human effort!

    I read the interview and it's great!

    And looks like more hugs coming your way in September, this time from OZ :)

  • At 2:48 pm, Anonymous Julie Day said…

    I too read the interview. So sorry to hear about your personal news. Hope he gets better quickly.

  • At 8:47 pm, Anonymous Barbara Hannay said…

    I thoroughly enjoyed your interview, Natasha. Well done. You make it look so easy to come up with entertaining answers.
    I'm very sorry to hear that your husband isn't well and I hope you have good news again very soon.


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