Another year…

Another year is slipping rapidly away and amidst the warm glow of fairy lights and the excitement of soon-to-be-opened-presents, I find myself looking back on a busy and interesting time.

Another Year - Philippa Jane Keyworth - Author
From http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/A-Victorian-Christmas/

A great many things have happened this year, some good and some sad. I was happy to see my second novel The Unexpected Earl come out and have received some great feedback which has really encouraged me in my wobbly moments 🙂 And I, along with many others, lost a good friend and writing mentor when M. M. Bennetts passed away.

It’s been lovely to see writers and readers banding together to celebrate her memory with the foundation of a new writing award: http://mmbaward.blogspot.co.uk/ which will encourage new talent and celebrate her excellent taste in all things literary.

I’ve not blogged as much as I feel I should have, but that always seems the way 😉 Life has been busy, continuing to study and feeling the work-load rise in my final year. I’ve been snatching moments to write whenever I can, managing to start editing a new manuscript which has been so much fun and whose characters I am really starting to love.

I’m looking forward to introducing people to them, but I feel it’s going to be a few more edits before they’re ready to come into the light of readership. Even as I type I feel the impatience rising, I never seem to have enough time to write as much as I’d like, but then again, half my inspiration comes from living life away from the pen and paper.

And now Christmas is around the corner and I do love Christmas. One of my friends recently wrote in a Christmas card to me something which everyone should hear:

Forget work, forget stress, Christmas is about family, happiness and food

Ah, the food aspect gets me every time 😉 and celebrating the birth of a saviour. Oh, I do love Christmas.

Published by Philippa Jane Keyworth

Philippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History. A born again Christian, Philippa lives in the south of England with her handsome husband. Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer's novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own. Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters' joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow's Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago. So, what are you waiting for? Get swept away into another time with characters you will learn to love, and experience the British Regency like never before.

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