Tonight it’s the RNA Winter Party, where Wine, Women and Writing will be in full flow. Which got me thinking …
Do you buy it from the supermarket, or at your local specialist (if you have one) at a ‘tasting’ event with a guest speaker? Do you prefer something light and refreshing, or are you a [...]
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Example of an outline
By the way, I can’t take credit for that wonderful word “pantser” – I first heard it at the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference in Greenwich in 2010, from the writer Kate Hardy. You can find Kate here, [...]
Whilst so many of my fellow Choc Lit authors and writerly friends are partying away at the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Summer Conference, I get to blog. Or whine. Because I wish I was there too!
I also wish my 8 yr old hadn’t broken his arm. If he hadn’t, there’d be nothing [...]
Monday was the Big Day - the annual RNA Awards now called the RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) - and as you may have heard already once or twice (or maybe more?), Choc Lit had a triumphant afternoon!
Kate, Christina and Jane
Jane Lovering won the Romantic [...]
On Saturday 8th October the Romantic Novelists’ Association will be holding a Regency Celebration – a one-day event to celebrate Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and the books they have influenced.
The day will be a mixture of serious talks (eg. Dr Jennifer Kloester on Georgette Heyer and Her Life) and more [...]
The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual conference took place this past weekend at Caerleon in Wales and almost all the Choc Lit authors were there. As we’re normally spread far and wide across the UK, it was great
to have a chance to catch up. Here are photos of some of us (plus a [...]
You’d never believe it, me being the mother of two daughters as well, but this is my first time! Of attending the Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Conference, that is. Oh, I’ve dipped my toe in the water for the odd day, and, last year, I joined the Choc Lit panel on stage. [...]
Yesterday was the day the Romantic Novelists’ Association announced the shortlists for their annual awards and I’m absolutely delighted to be able to tell you that Trade Winds has been shortlisted for the RNA Pure Passion Historical Novel Prize – the Best Historical Fiction!!!
In order [...]
"Cotillion" by Georgette Heyer - a novel that has everything!
Last week I attended the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s first meeting of the year. It was a very interesting Question & Answer session with a panel consisting of two editors and an agent.
I’ve been to quite a few of these panel [...]
I’ve been fascinated by history for as long as I can remember. All the fairy tales I loved as a child were set in a bygone age that seemed so much more romantic than the present. I longed to live in a world of knights and damsels in distress (as [...]