Big Red Read – Result!

Sue, Christina and Juliet

Sue, Christina and Juliet

We’re very sorry, but there’s no Wednesday Hottie today – instead here are the Choc Lit ladies at the Big Red Read awards event last night, where Juliet Archer won the overall fiction prize for her novel The Importance of Being Emma, Sue Moorcroft was a runner-up with Want to Know a Secret and Christina Courtenay won the historical fiction prize for The Scarlet Kimono.

Sue, Christina and Juliet with Jean Fullerton

Sue, Christina and Juliet with Jean Fullerton

All the winners were announced at a special award ceremony as part of the East London Libraries FestivalJean Fullerton, was there to present the prizes. and last year’s winner,

It was a lovely evening and our thanks go to the organisers at Redbridge Libraries – Lesley, Rhonda and Nick – for all their hard work and for making us feel so welcome! And of course, huge thanks to everyone who voted for us!big-red-read-logo-260_v_variation_3

The Big Red Read – Votes Needed Please!

big-red-read-logo-260_v_variation_3The Big Red Read is an initiative by Redbridge Libraries to get people to read more and each year they invite authors to visit their libraries as part of their Book and Media Festival. They also give readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite book, out of a specially chosen shortlist, and this year Sue Moorcroft (with Want to Know a Secret), Juliet Archer (with The Importance of Being Emma) and I (Christina Courtenay with The Scarlet Kimono) have all been lucky enough to be shortlisted!

We would be very grateful for your votes, so if you’d like to vote for one (or all) of us, please just send an e-mail to bigredreadvoting@visionrcl.org.uk – voting starts today! (For more information and the full shortlist check out The Big Red Read website here ). Voting closes on 10th September and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony in October as part of the East London Libraries Festival.

Thank you!

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