Tomorrow sees the release of 'Picnics in Hyde Park', the final book in Nikki Moore's #LoveLondon Series. And today I'm really pleased to have Nikki here on my blog to give us a little bit of an insight into the inspiration behind her hugely successful series.
Here's Nikki herself to tell us more...
#LoveLondon Series – The Inspiration
The #LoveLondon series was born out of me pitching my second full length novel Picnics in Hyde Park (a romance wholly set in London) to my lovely editor Charlotte, and her brilliant idea to write a number of London based short romances leading up to the novel. The idea has evolved a number of times, but we eventually settled on a linked series that would start at Christmas - Skating at Somerset House - with a story to follow roughly once a month to capture key dates or events, with one character in each short related to / friends with one of the main characters, Matt or Zoe, from Picnics. And so New Year at The Ritz, Valentine’s on Primrose Hill, Cocktails in Chelsea and Strawberries at Wimbledon were created to follow on from Skating.
I’ve been more than honest on blogs and in interviews about how much work this series has been... a real labour of love. I call it this because although the challenge of ensuring continuity, timeline accuracy and clear characterisation has at times made me want to sit rocking quietly in a corner somewhere, it has also been the most exciting, fun and satisfying writing project I have ever worked on. I’ve also been amazingly lucky with the overwhelmingly positive response readers and bloggers have had to the series. So, I’m definitely not complaining.
While I’m sad the release of Picnics in Hyde Park means the series is almost over, I’m equally happy that I’ve had a chance to tell these stories. I quite regularly admit that all my characters are just friends who live in my head J and I think that’s part of why I’ve had such a blast.
A Dorset girl and social media addict, Nikki Moore has a HR day job, two kids and a lovely boyfriend to keep her busy alongside the writing. She was in the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme for four years and is now a full RNA member. Nikki was a finalist in several writing competitions from 2010 including the Elizabeth Goudge trophy and Novelicious Undiscovered, before being offered a publishing contract.
Published mainly by HarperImpulse, she’s the author of the #LoveLondon series, which has attracted four and five star reviews on Amazon, with some of the novellas featuring in the Top 100 short story charts on Kobo and the Top 20 in the Amazon UK bestsellers Holiday chart. The last in the series, Picnics in Hyde Park is due out in August. She has a short story in the bestselling RNA/Mills & Boon anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply. Her debut novel Crazy, Undercover, Love was shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2015 (for new writing) and she is a strong supporter of aspiring authors.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today, Nikki! And good luck with the launch of 'Picnics in Hyde Park' tomorrow. Wishing you loads of success with this final book in the #LoveLondon Series!