Thursday 3 September 2020

Autumn is my favourite season.

 I prefer autumn to any other season as the weather is usually warm enough to go around without a coat until November, the garden is still full of colour flowers, and the nights are drawing in so more time can be spent reading and catching up on missed television.
I have just released the final book in my short Regency series, The Reluctant Duke, entitled The Duke's Predicament. Another lovely cover from JD Smith. She does all my indie covers and I wouldn't use anyone else.

I just love the cover – don't you? The first of these Barbara's War books was published eight years ago and they are still selling better than any of my other indie published books. I think it's down to the fact that my traditional publisher – Aria 
Head of Zeus – have now published four of my books and a fifth is on preorder. I'm doing very well with them and am so grateful that they invited me to work for them.
There's also the run-up to Christmas – sorry to have mentioned it so soon – but I love the planning and the preparation even more than the day itself. I go overboard with decorations inside and out and have no intention of ever becoming more restrained.
The only good thing about this horrible virus is that I've been able to write far more than would usually be possible. The Conclusion, the fifth book in my bestselling Barbara's War series is with my editor and I'm hoping I'll get it out in November some time.
I will have a Christmas title, A Christmas Conundrum, on pre order later this month for release in October.
I know some people hate the nights drawing in but I like it – it gives me more time to read and watch missed television in the evenings as well as making it easier to write as it isn't so hot outside.
Which season do you prefer? I also love the spring, love the anticipation of my bulbs and spring flowers coming up. The extremes – winter and summer – another two seasons I like least.
Until next time
Fenella J Miller