The contest, designed to highlight the new Harlequin Blaze line of category romances, required her to submit a 10-page love scene and a synopsis for a complete book.
Warren won the contest, giving her a contract to write her Blaze novel.
“They can chat, ask questions and get a feel for each other…it is one-on-one, face-to-face time and no better way to get to know someone.” When the mixer is over, parents contact the sitters directly.
While Lullaby League doesn’t pre-screen the candidates or complete background checks (parents will have to do that themselves), the service is a great way for parents to meet and interview a batch of sitters all at one time – perfect for busy families.
'They would pick targets miles away from London in Norfolk and Suffolk in the middle of the night in places where the land was very flat so they could see what was coming from miles away.
'Speed is intelligent, patient, well-schooled and carried out lots and lots of research on every raid, sometimes taking three months to plan one job.
“How else are you going to meet dozens of sitters in an hour?Two weeks later, Harlequin bought two manuscripts which she had previously submitted.One of these, Flashback, became her first published novel, a July 2001 Harlequin Temptation. Warren has continued to write for both the Harlequin Temptation and Harlequin Blaze lines.He was found guilty of five charges of conspiracy to rob, but police believe he may have carried out other raids netting him £2million.Speed was so well known in the criminal underworld for his brilliant planning of crimes that he was recruited by other gangs to advise them on how to successfully hit a target and he would take a portion.