RNA Summer Party: A Choc Lit Double!

It was lovely to catch up with so many friends both old and new at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Party last night! It was especially good to see so many of those friends short-listed for both the Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award – congratulations to them all.

But what a night it turned out to be for Choc Lit! We’re so proud and pleased for Evonne Wareham, who won the Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award for her novel Never Coming Home and Jane Lovering who triumphed in the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her romantic comedy, Please Don’t Stop the Music . The judges said that Jane’s book was singled out for its “dark undertones” – adding “it engaged with issues a lot of people recognise”. And Jane, said… well Jane just answered in her own unique style! Huge congratulations to both our winners!

Jane and her proud daughter

Jane and her proud daughter

Evonne, in ivory (centre)

Evonne, in ivory (centre)

Choc Lit smiles from Liz, Christina, Sarah and Juliet

Choc Lit smiles from Liz, Christina, Sarah and Juliet

15 thoughts on “RNA Summer Party: A Choc Lit Double!

  1. What a brilliant night it was!

    It was a terrific party to begin with, but what icing on the chocolate cake with the fantastic wins by Evonne, Jane and the whole team at Choc Lit. Congratulations, all of you!

    Liz X

  2. Such fabulous news! I’m so proud of my fellow Chocliteers – what a team! Sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate with you.
    Hx

  3. Great party. So lovely to see everyone again. Many many Congratulations to Evonne and Jane on winning their respective awards, and big cheer for the whole Choc Lit team in general. Fantastic achievement! x x

  4. A fabulous night – wonderful to see so many – although I managed to miss so many too. It wasn’t long enough – although my feet would dispute that :) CONGRATULATIONS again to Evonne, Jane and the Choc Lit team. So sorry not to have seen you Henri – but hopefully very soon. X

  5. Great to see Choc Lit going from strength to strength, and to watch the lovely Sarah & Evonne getting their just (chocolate) deserts. Great party too – you know it’s a good one when your shoes have to come off!

    Celia xx

  6. Please tell I didn’t say what I think I said… What a night that was! Millions of congrats to Evonne for the Joan Hessayon! It was so wonderful to see everyone out to support us and what a fabulous time was had by all.
    Off now to buy some more Tena Lady..I mean, to Radio York, who want to talk to me, for some reason….

  7. Just got home to Wales – the balloons made sure that everyone noticed our progress, particularly when they made a spirited attempt at escape at Cardiff Station. Many, many congratulations to Jane. Many, many, many thanks to all the people who have taken time to send me messages. Still can’t believe it. And yes, Jane, you did say what you thought you said.

  8. I think you – Jane and Evonne – made us all feel like winners by association…..so very pleased for you both.
    Great to be part of it all. What a great boss we’ve got!!

  9. It was a fabulous evening, and Jane, don’t worry about all that just yet – you have some time to go!!!

  10. I mean, you have plenty of years ahead of you before you need to worry about all that – obviously.

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