Natasha Oakley - British Romance Author

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Missing me??????

You're in the wrong place! To celebrate the final merge of 'Harlequin Romance' and 'Silhouette Romance' into the brand new and very exciting 'Romance' line I've been asked to blog on throughout February.

Come and play by clicking here. Currently we're discussing what makes for an unforgetable hero and have just agreed a good sense of humour is a 'must'.

Normal service will be resumed here in March.

If you're here to check up on the progress of my diet - it's so bad I'm not telling!!!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Weigh in Day again!!!

Now that's better!

It would seem the trifle didn't do lasting damage then. Let's hope the chocolates I inadvertantly swallowed last night won't either!!

Don't forget to come and keep me company while I'm blogging at

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Blogging on

Today is offspring 2's birthday - and, can you believe it, we didn't even have a cake! She opened her presents a little after six in the morning and then we dashed about the day as normal having decided to move the main family celebrations to the weekend.

Tonight was offspring 3's violin lesson, offsprings 1 and 2 had ATC (Air Training Corps) but offspring 1 couldn't go because he had 'options evening' at school. So, I've spent the evening trying to make head and tail of the current UK exam system.

In my day, it was all exam based and even the very brightest didn't do more than 8 'O' levels. Now you've got to try and work out whether you'd get better results from a subject that has a higher coursework content ...

The one thing I'm certain of is that if Offspring 1 goes ahead and picks French and German he can expect absolutely no help from me!

On top of all that I'm blogging on eharlequin this month. Somehow I agreed to that in a rash moment. I suppose it seemed like a good idea because February was then a long way off and was going to see the final merge between Harlequin Romance and Silhouette Romance.

Of course, it's still the final merge month. It's just it's no longer a long way off!

I'm hoping it's going to be a two-way type of conversation. So if there's anything you want to know about me, about what it's like to be an author and how I approach my writing, do come and play by clicking here.

It's looking like tomorrow I'll be talking about how having been an actress has affected the way I write.