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The Woolworths Girls – a WWII historical novel by @elaineeverest

I first met Elaine Everest two years ago when she and I were both contenders for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme Award. I interviewed Elaine here on my blog at the time, and it’s a great pleasure to welcome her back with news of her new release. The Woolworths Girls is published by Pan MacMillan,…… Continue reading The Woolworths Girls – a WWII historical novel by @elaineeverest

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My favourite thing about myself, and other impossible questions

Today I’m on fellow RNA member Rachel Brimble’s blog. Rachel asks some great questions, so I thought I’d reblog her post here. Hope you enjoy! ******* Welcome fellow RNA member, Helena Fairfax… Hi Helena! So thrilled to have you here – looking forward to learning more about you and your work :) Wishing you much…… Continue reading My favourite thing about myself, and other impossible questions

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Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

It’s lovely to introduce Jenny Harper today. Jenny is a member of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association, and I met her last year at the RNA’s conference, along with a brilliant group of Scottish authors. Good to talk to you again, Jenny. Welcome to a spring-like England! Whereabouts in Scotland do you live, Jenny? I…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

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Books are my bag, and why #thisbookshop in Saltaire is my favourite bookshop

Books Are My Bag is a UK-wide campaign to celebrate bookshops. The three day campaign began on the 7th October and runs until Saturday October 11th, culminating in Big Bookshop Parties with all sorts of author events lined up. As part of the campaign the book reviewers’ website Bookbridgr is asking¬† book bloggers to write…… Continue reading Books are my bag, and why #thisbookshop in Saltaire is my favourite bookshop

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Exciting news!

Yesterday an official press release went out from the Romantic Novelists’ Association, which means that I can now give out the news I’m bursting to tell! My first novel, The Silk Romance, is one of the contenders for the Joan Hessayon award – a national award for new writers, judged by a panel of readers…… Continue reading Exciting news!

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Good to meet you…author Jill Steeples

You might know already that for the past few weeks I’ve been introducing some of my fellow graduates from the excellent New Writers’ Scheme, run by the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association. Today’s visitor is the lovely Jill Steeples, and for the first time this year…we can sit outside! The sun’s actually out! But don’t worry…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jill Steeples

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Loglines, taglines and the elevator pitch (or “What’s your book about?”)

Tomorrow I’m off to the RNA conference – hooray and hoorah!¬† Anyone following the Romantic Novelists’ Association on Twitter will be forgiven for thinking the whole weekend is just a fiesta of fun, sparkly shoes and wine drinking. Check out this random selection of tweets, for example: I haven’t packed yet. Nor do I have…… Continue reading Loglines, taglines and the elevator pitch (or “What’s your book about?”)