In this endeavour, I've formed friendships both online and in person. As this is the time of year for 'best of' lists here's one of my own, giving a big thanks to those who have inspired, steadied, encouraged and helped me.
1. Mel Comley
She has published a trilogy of crime novels featuring DI Lorne Simpkins as well as a number of romance and short story books.
Mel has supported me, advised me of opportunities, cheered me up when I was down and sent me the biggest box of Christmas chocs I've ever received. A special mention to her mum, Jean too, who is fab.
Find Mel here
2. Libby Fischer Hellmann
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3. Linda Prather
Read more about Linda here.
4. & 5. Lia Fairchild and Valerie Maarten
Val has four books out, all great reads, including the salutary tale "Into Thin Air". Find out more about Val here.
You should watch out for all these woman in 2012. They've put in serious ground work in 2011 to pursue their goals of making it big in books. I wouldn't bet against them.