LARGE PRINT Romance Books in 18 pt. font

Are you or someone you know/love one of the millions of people who love to read a ‘real’ book but are partially sighted or visually impaired and prefer books with 18pt. fonts (instead of 14 or 16pt fonts)? Great news, dear reader, you’re in for a real treat! I have developed large print versions of all four of my currently published books: You can order and buy them wherever you get your large print books, or order them through your local library. All you have to do is use these ISBN numbers and you’re ready to enjoy high quality books! […]

Meeting My First Fan

Because it’s a new and exciting experience for me, to meet my first fan who didn’t know she was talking about my books, I had to share it with you. A month after the release of my debut novel, Second Destiny and its prequel, First and Only Destiny, on Halloween, I was sitting in my hairdresser’s salon and telling her about the fun I’d had the night before. I’d dressed as my alter ego, Gloria Silk, for the Halloween party at my local Toastmasters club. I like to make people laugh or at least lift their spirits, and shared my […]

Second Destiny Available Now

SECOND DESTINY is the second novel following FIRST AND ONLY DESTINY, the story of Lia Abraham and Devraj Shah. SPOILER ALERT: If you’d prefer to read the first book then be warned that the following details may spoil your pleasure. If you have already read FIRST AND ONLY DESTINY and loved their happy-ever-after, but want more, then – enjoy! Buy and enjoy the e-book now on Amazon for only $2.99. Coming soon to your other favorite online bookstores, and in print mid September 2014. SECOND DESTINY (Click for more information) The Older Generation Broke Them Apart…Lia Abraham gave up everything […]

First And Only Destiny Available Now

This debut novel is now available in all formats, anywhere you buy your books as ebook and print, including Large Print. FIRST AND ONLY DESTINY by Gloria Silk First Love…It’s love at first sketch for shy, sheltered art major Lia Abraham, when she meets the Bollywood-gorgeous Devraj Shah at a London university. But she refuses to show her undeniable attraction to the gregarious genius, who is being groomed for his family business empire. Nothing can stand between her and her dreams of traveling and teaching art across Europe. No taking risks or detours for Lia! First Kiss…The last thing Lia […]

Secrets To Getting Published

When my first business, non-fiction book was published in 2006 (under a different name) aspiring writers and entrepreneurs asked me at my seminars many questions which came to the same thing: Is there a shortcut, are there any tricks of the trade I could share, or miracle pills they could take, which would pave their way to getting published? Alas, there are no secrets to getting published – I know, you hate to hear that. But there’s no magic or shortcuts but only the hard slog to sustained success. If anyone promises you or guarantees anything that sounds too good […]

Best Book Cover For Second Destiny

Thank you to all those friends and professionals who took the time to vote for the best book cover for Second Destiny. This is the cover I chose, which is now on its way to the publishers. My first book Second Destiny will be out at the end of March, 2014. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. Thanks, Gloria Silk, Author of Second Destiny which is now available on Amazon!

List of Helpful Resources

List of Helpful Resources and Books About Writing: Here are some of the books I’ve been reading, studying and enjoying, which you may find useful too: The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing Ebook (By the Indie Publishers Group) Let’s Get Digital – by David Gaughran (his Let’s Get Visible is on my TBR pile) – This guy’s very smart in PR, marketing as well as providing a good product. Write, Publish, Repeat – by Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt. For Marketing I’ve found this book invaluable: E-Boot Camp – Corey Perlman – although its to help with marketing your business, […]

From Gloria Silk’s Desk

From Gloria Silk’s Desk Welcome fellow readers and writers of Romance and Romantic Fiction. I fell in love with writing and reading when I was eleven years old, when my family and I settled down in London, England. A story-teller in the making, who was – and still is, I suppose – a drama queen. When I was fourteen I convinced my friend, Angie, (who was a whole year older than me) that I actually had a boyfriend; a young man named Eddie with a red sports car (in those days I didn’t know enough about names, makes or brands of cars to […]

About Writing

Practice, Practice, Practice It isn’t enough to merely love reading and writing to become a good story teller and a published author. Writers, like all creatives have to continuously hone their skill and craft. Practice may not make perfect, but it’ll at least get you closer to a good product: a readable, well told and intriguing story which people will want to read and recommend to others. When I first set out to write fiction seriously I took another author’s advice: I joined Romance Writers of America ( It was one of t he best things I ever did. As […]

First Things First

 First Things First While I’m revising, designing the vision of my first book, Second Destiny, I’m also designing the banner vision. It’s all very exciting, time consuming and gives me the sense of accomplishment writers and other creatives know so well! As a newbie in the world of publishing fiction – I’m multi-published in non-fiction under a different name – I’m overwhelmed by the numbers of steps, first things first and processes that are involved in getting a good quality product out into the world. These are some of the resources which have helped me stay afloat, just about, and […]