So, on Thursday 22nd May the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers was presented at their Summer Party in London. You may remember I’ve interviewed some of the contenders for the award over the past few weeks – and that I’m a contender myself, too, through my first novel, The Silk Romance…… Continue reading The RNA’s Summer Party and the JHA Award for New Writers
Over the past few weeks I’ve been interviewing some of the contenders for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers, and today Alison May is my last interviewee before the award is presented on Thursday at the RNA’s Summer Party. Can’t believe how the time has flown! I ran my first new…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Alison May
A couple of weeks ago I divulged the exciting news that my first novel, The Silk Romance, is a contender for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Award for new writers. For the past few weeks I’ve been interviewing many of the other authors who are up for the same award, and showcasing their novels. Today I…… Continue reading My leading lady, Sophie, plus some useful sites for writers
I live in Yorkshire, in the north of England, and often make proud boast of my northernness (as we northerners do!), forgetting that there are folk who live even further north in England than I do, such as my guest today, Susan Willis, who really does hail from The Actual North. (But as far as…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Susan Willis
Over the past few weeks I’ve been interviewing fellow graduates from the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. This year there are a record seventeen of us graduates – that is, writers who passed through the RNA’s mentoring scheme and subsequently had their manuscripts published. As RNA chairman Pia Fenton says, the number shows “the…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Kathryn Freeman
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!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Lin Treadgold, along with a group of other authors from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Lin is a great role model to writers in the dreaded business of getting yourself out there and promoting, and so when she offered to write a post for my blog…… Continue reading Some advice on promoting yourself