Sally Quilford Back With Three New Releases

Here at RBH we're happy to welcome back Sally Quilford, who has had not less than three releases out since the last time we met her.  She's released two of her pocket novels (print editions released by a British magazine) released as Kindle books and she's released a romance writing craft book as well.  We invited her over to talk about the new releases and bring us up to speed on her latest projects.


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Three recent releases!  That's amazing.  How do you keep up the output? 
To be honest, they were all written quite far apart. Midnight Train was written in November of 2012. Take My Breath Away was written early 2013, and Love Craft, which is quite short, was written over about a week in April and May. That means I haven’t been as prolific as usual. I’ve only written one full pocket novel this year, so it’s a very slow year for me!

How many hours a day do you spend writing? 
Ooh, how long is a piece of string? It really varies. I don’t (can’t) sit down to a blank page and hope that something turns up. I can only write when I’m in the grip of an idea. So on good writing days, I can spend four or five hours writing. On bad writing days, my only output is Facebook statuses…

Did you find working on the craft book more or less enjoyable than writing fiction? 
It felt more enjoyable because it was something new for me to do. On the other hand, there’s a huge responsibility involved in writing about craft. I hate for anyone to think I’ve written ‘rules’, but advice can’t be wishy washy either. People are looking for definite answers about writing when really there aren’t any. That being said, romance has its tropes and once you know and understand them, you can play around with them to your heart’s content.

Sum up all your three books in a tweet?  Okay, three tweets (140 characters). 
Midnight Train: A thrilling ride through Europe, with a sassy heroine and the sexiest vicar since Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure.

Take My Breath Away: A celebration of the romance that took place both on set and off set of the 1963 film Cleopatra.

Love Craft: Everything you ever wanted to know about writing romance … and a little bit more besides.

Are there more releases coming up in the near future?
I’ve got a couple of novellas I’m thinking of polishing up to put on Kindle, but I’m also working on something new at the moment, inspired by a dream I had. It’s called The Sandman and is not one of my usual romances. It’s a bit dark and end of the world-y. But it’s nice to take a break from romance every now and then.


When Patty Carter’s first husband, hell-raiser Jason Carter, is murdered during the filming of the remake of Cleopatra, she becomes the prime suspect. Handsome Private Investigator Tony Marcus knows she’s hiding something, and that it’s linked to her young son, Jude. Still he finds himself drawn to the beautiful actress. But he has a rival in the form of hunky Australian actor, Matt Archer, who is playing Marc Antony to Patty’s Cleopatra. 

With two Mark Antonys vying for her attention Patty needs all her wits about her to protect both herself and her young son from impending danger and from having their hearts broken by a man who cannot keep his promises.

2013 is the 50th anniversary of the renowned Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton classic, Cleopatra. Author Sally Quilford also celebrates her 50th year in 2013. This novel commemorates both.

Get this here:  Amazon     Amazon UK


When sexy and sassy older actress, Angela Cunningham takes the Midnight Train to Cariastan, she meets the gorgeous but mysterious Michael Fairfax. They are forced to share a cabin on the train, but soon they're sharing a very dangerous journey that threatens both their lives. 

An adorable child, a bunch of bad guys and a bomb that could go off at any second add to a thrilling story.

Get this book here:  Amazon  Amazon UK

LOVE CRAFT, Sally's romance craft writing book, pictured above, is also  available on Amazon.

Amazon   Amazon UK

Sally has an ecopy of one of her backlist backlist books for one person who leaves a comment, so please remember to do that before you go.


  1. The comment about 1963 Cleopatra makes me want to go out and rent the movie right now! A great interview-

  2. I'm reading Take My Breath Away just now - and loving it. xx

  3. I'm sold with those tweet-sized summaries. They all sound fabulous!


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