Talk about a fabulous surprise! Look what popped into my inbox on April 22 from BookBub: Eloisa James’ list of “10 Excellent New Romance Books,” which included THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS! And she wrote: “Meg Tilly writes a perfect blend of scary and sweet romantic suspense novels, and though The Runaway Heiress sounds like a historical, it’s actually a bone-chilling story about a woman who goes on the run from a violent cop — her husband — and gets a job as the assistant to a bad-boy movie director. As a Golden Globe winner herself, Tilly knows Hollywood, and her authenticity makes the danger more bloodcurdlingly effective.”
Now I must turn the focus back on the famous New York Times bestselling historical author, Eloisa, or I should say Mary Bly, because that’s her real name. And on June 1—yes, this year—Mary is publishing her first book under her real name, a contemporary titled LIZZIE & DANTE that is so beautiful and moving that reading an advance readers copy made the taste of my own life all the sweeter. I was privileged to read LIZZIE & DANTE more than two years ago when Mary was polishing and honing this beautiful novel, and I was BLOWN AWAY. And here I am two years later, and still memories and images from the story will catch me unaware, tap me on the shoulder, reminding me to slow down, to savor, and so I do with gratitude in my heart.
Meg has started a daily teatime chat on YouTube. You never know what she’s going to talk about and neither does she! She’d love it if you would subscribe and ask questions in the comments. Visit her channel at https://www.youtube.com
One of you wrote and asked if it would be possible to get a PDF version of my May newsletter so she could print it to re-read when she was feeling in need of cheering up. Thanks to the wonderful writerspace team, Degan created a PDF version, and Cissy has created a link for those of you who would like to access a PDF version of my newsletter.
I am so grateful to know so many of you enjoyed what I wrote and it helps lift your spirits. Knowing that you took the time to read it lifted mine. Thank you so much to all of you.
In her own romance thrillers, she aims for both darkness and light. Meg Tilly first gained fame as an actor in the 1980s for her performances in such films as Agnes of God and The Big Chill. Tilly, 59, is also an accomplished writer whose novels include Gemma and Singing Songs, stories that take on pedophilia and are based on her own experiences as a girl. She also writes the Solace Island series of romance-thrillers. We caught up with the author from her home office in British Columbia on the eve of publication of her newest book, Hidden Cove. Keep reading…